Texas Cole Slaw

by Michelle on February 20, 2009

I really not sure why I chose the Texas Cole Slaw recipe this week. I filed it in my TODO file and had planned on making it when the weather warmed a bit. Well we had a mini blizzard earlier this week and we’re now under a Winter Storm Watch so warmer weather is not on the horizon any time soon! But this week I’ve been planning our vegetable garden so summer was on my mind.

The recipe calls for Savoy cabbage, which I just love. But this week the Savoy cabbage was so small, it’s just not the season for Savoy yet. My market had Broccoli Slaw on sale 3 bags @ $.99 and I’ve wanted to try this slaw for a while now and hey I’m not passing up a $.34 salad! I did go lightly with the Cayenne pepper and I skipped the sugar and cumin…cumin and I just do not get along at all. But other then these 4 changes, I made the recipe as written. But one thing I would do next time is zest the entire orange and add it to the dressing. The extra zing and color would go very nicely.

Tyler’s Texas Slaw was YUMMY! The toasted pecans and Granny Smith Apples were perfect with the chili orange dressing. We ate all of it…there was not one shred left. I served the Texas Slaw with my Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Almond Bread Crumbs. It was a delicious summer dinner even though it was 5 degrees outside!

Texas Cole Slaw
Recipe adapted from Tyler Florence

1 head Napa or Savoy cabbage, shredded (I used broccoli slaw)
4 carrots, shredded
2 Granny Smith apples, diced
1 medium red onion, sliced thin
1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
1 bunch fresh mint, leaves only, for garnish

Orange-chili dressing:
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon hot water
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 orange, juiced
1/2 cup sour cream
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Shred the cabbage and carrots.
2. Chop the apples into about 1/4″ dice.
3. Slice the onion into thin slices.
4. Chop the pecans and in a small fry pan, toast the pecans. Nuts burn very easily so keep your eye on them.
5. In a large bowl combine the cabbage, carrots, apples, onions, and pecans. Mix well and set aside.
6. In a small bowl combine the mustard and water. Whisk in the olive oil; add the sugar, cayenne, cumin, orange juice, and creme fraiche and blend well.
7. Test taste and season with salt and pepper.
8. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss well to coat.
9. Garnish with mint leaves.

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Comments

  • artis1111 February 20, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I have to try this !!! Kathy

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies February 20, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Gotta love a good deal!Your salad looks beautfiul!

  • Donna-FFW February 20, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    OMG!! This so looks wonderfully delicious!! I am imagining tyler in that cowboy hat and boots right now, TASTY! Almost as tasty as your recipe looks!

  • Megan February 20, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Everyone loves a bargain – and I love coleslaw! Putting this on the list of things to make!

  • Debinhawaii February 20, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    That was a good deal! Sometimes you need a “summery” dish or dinner in the winter I think. Great pick–I’m glad you liked it!

  • leanne February 20, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Wow. Cole slaw taken to the next level. Delicious.

  • Nancy/n.o.e February 21, 2009 at 2:07 am

    I’m impressed that you can think of making summer food when it’s that cold! But I’m still making soups and stews and casseroles and we’ve had pretty warm weather the past few weeks. This salad looks really good. Savoy is delicious, but any slaw is great for salad! Bookmarking this one.Nancy

  • Kathleen February 21, 2009 at 3:40 am

    That looks good! I made cole slaw too, just my regular…I am not a fan of cumin either…You should have done Foodie Friday, Michelle…look on my blog for details..

  • Michelle February 21, 2009 at 4:38 am

    Kathleen, I have your recipe for cole slaw. It is very good and one of our favorites!

  • karen February 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    must try this one. i’m really picky about my cole slaws but i’m sure tyler won’t let me down. yeah, you couldn’t pass up that 34 cent salad! i love getting deals like that.

  • Jenny February 22, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    That does sound like a good idea, something good with burgers or fish too.

  • Shari February 25, 2009 at 3:40 am

    This does look like a wonderful cole slaw — great photo. Love the colors.

  • Kayte March 7, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Orange-chili dressing, how interesting is that! Yours looks wonderful…very inspiring, may have to do this one soon.

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