Coleslaw with Tangy Yogurt Dressing
This coleslaw can be refrigerated up to 1 day dressed, or 3 days undressed. Serve as a side, dress a burger or fish sandwich or stuff in a pita.
1/2 small green cabbage, cored and finely shredded
- Combine cabbage, carrot and red pepper in a large bowl.
- Whisk yogurt, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
- Toss with cabbage mixture.
Did you know?
The term coleslaw is a late 19th century term, originating in the United States. The name is said to have derived from the Dutch phrase “kool sla”, with “kool” meaning cabbage and “sla” meaning salad. So in essence — cabbage salad!
A mandoline is a hand-operated appliance that usually comes with a variety of adjustable blades that enable you to make precise cuts in firm fruits and vegetables such as melons, carrots, apples, cucumbers, onions, potatoes, sweet peppers and zucchini.
For food dishes such as salads, appetizers, caramelized or fried onions, sliced potatoes, or anything that requires thick slices or well formed crinkle cuts, the mandoline is one of the best ways to accomplish the task in less than half the time it would take to slice by hand. Safety is paramount in mandoline design and today most mandolines include finger guards which keep fingers safely away from the cutting blades.
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Tips for using a mandoline:
- Always position the mandoline in front of your body, so the direction of the cutting and slicing is straight out from you and not moving left or right across your body.
- As you move the food over the blades, press down on the grip and move it using even pressure and a smooth motion, which will result in more consistent cuts and thickness.
- Some food items going through the mandoline may need to be cut into smaller pieces or shapes prior to slicing with the mandoline.