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Most people are familiar with coleslaw as a cabbage dish, and it certainly can be that, but there are plenty of variations that apply the same concept to other vegetables for variety in taste and texture. In this case, broccoli and carrots take the place of cabbage in an easy side salad that goes well with almost anything. To shred the vegetables, you can use an ordinary grater or a food processor, or to make it even easier, buy pre-shredded vegetables and just dump them into the pan.
Because it’s so simple, this slaw is the perfect base for any tastes you’d like to add to your menu. Add some nuts or raisins if you like a heartier salad. A little ginger would give it an Asian flavor, or some cumin and turmeric would complement an Indian-inspired meal like chicken masala. To go with a milder meat course (like fish cakes), go a little heavy on the pepper and sprinkle the finished slaw with some lemon juice and vinegar for a slightly sharper flavor. On the other hand, for a spicier recipe like jerk chicken, you might just keep the seasonings at salt and pepper, and let the main dish speak for itself.
Another way to change the flavor of a slaw is the sauce; mayonnaise is the traditional dressing, but if you’re pairing the salad with a grilled dish, why not throw some barbecue sauce on your vegetables, too? Horseradish could also be an exciting addition, especially if the slaw is served alongside a roast beef dish. As you can see, there are really endless variations, so even though it’s simple to prepare, it’s a dish that won’t get boring in a hurry.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking time: 6 min.
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