July 15, 2011

Ultimate Coleslaw with Pecans and Spicy Chile Dressing

I would say the ribs post was mighty successful!  I included dessert this week as well.  Did you check out the Summer Peach Cake?  It was absolutely fabulous and one of my commentator's mentioned it would be good for breakfast.  Right on!  My hubby scarfed the last piece down the other morning.  It wasn't pretty! Now you're left wondering what to have as a side dish, huh?  No worries!  I have it right here! Again, thanks to Tyler Florence.  Be still my heart!

Ultimate Coleslaw with Pecans and Spicy Chile Dressing

Yields 6 - 8 servings

1 head napa or Savoy cabbage, shredded
4 carrots, shredded
2 Granny Smith apples, cored but not peeled, and thinly sliced
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped

1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cayenne
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
3/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lemon
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Leaves from 1 bunch of fresh mint, for garnish

Throw the cabbage, carrots, apples, onion, and pecans into a large bowl.  Mix that with your hands and set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together the mustard, sugar, cayenne, cumin, mayonnaise, and lemon juice until blended.  Season with salt and pepper.  Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well to coat.  Taste again for seasoning, then mound onto a platter and garnish with mint leaves.

What sides do you typically make for your bbq's?  Do you find yourself with a sore hand when chopping up all of that cabbage?  Boy I do but it's worth it!

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  Look for another side dish tomorrow to round out your bbq!

~ Enjoy!


  1. This salad is so tasty - only thing I would omit are the raw onions. I usually use a grater to grate cabbage very thinly - still uses up the arm muscles but it's a little easier to get the correct thickness. I love the addition of apples to this dish.

  2. That is awesome that there is Cayenne pepper and pecans in this Coleslaw! I love a good spicy kick, and nuts always help fill me up and satisfy me. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Looks like a creamy and crunchy coleslaw! Added spice sounds wonderful!

  4. love love the idea of adding pecans to the coleslaw. it must add such a punch of flavor!!! :D

  5. Um... that photo up there... made me drool!

  6. I LOVE coleslaw that has apples in it! (Even tho chopping everything gives me a sore hand, too!). But that peach cake...YOW! It is calling my name! : )


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