One of my favorite Summer side dishes is Coleslaw! Unfortunately, quite often coleslaw can be boring. Average. Not worthy of seconds. Add some extra carrots, tart apple and the zing of fresh ginger, and Oh! let’s not forget the cayenne pepper, and you will be going back for thirds!!
Spicy Ginger Coleslaw
1 14 ounce bag Coleslaw
1/2 Red Bell Pepper sliced thin
1 cup or half a bag matchstick Carrots
1 Granny Smith Apple shredded (or any other tart variety)
1 tablespoon fresh Ginger grated
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon Sugar…more if you like your slaw sweeter
1/2 teaspoon Morton’s Natures Seasonings Salt
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper…more if you like it spicy
1/2 teaspoon Coleman’s Mustard Powder
salt and pepper to taste
Paprika for garnish
In a large mixing bowl combine bag of coleslaw, matchstick carrots, shredded apple, and Red Bell Pepper cut into thin strips. Toss to combine. In a smaller bowl whisk together mayonnaise, grated ginger, apple cider vinegar, sugar, and seasonings. If you like spicy don’t be afraid to add more cayenne, or more sugar if you prefer a sweeter slaw. Make it your own…I will never know (wink). Pour dressing over slaw mixture, fold until combined. Give it a taste, add salt and pepper if you feel the need. Transfer to a smaller bowl and sprinkle with paprika to make it look purdy.
Spicy Ginger Coleslaw made a slaw lover out of my Kenny. He is not one for salads with mayonnaisey dressings, but this one has enough flavor and crunchy texture from the apple, pepper, and extra carrots, that is has won him over.
Pair this coleslaw with these BBQ Ribs.……
Or with these Hawaiian Burgers
. Is it just me or do you have a hard time spelling Hawaiian
? It’s a freaky word to me…anyway…however you spell it, these burgers are amaaaZING!
There you have it I just put your next outdoor BBQ Menu
together for you! Like I said you will be the BBQ Queen
, unless that is you are of the male persuasion then you will be the BBQ King.
Looking for some more great summer recipe ideas? Head over to my friend Kim’s new blog Recipes to Run On!
Have a great weekend!