We have been trying to add more vegetables to our diet to help us stay healthy as we enter our "old age". I have never been a cabbage fan, but I am learning that it is a very versatile and delicious vegetable when cooked correctly. I am not a cole slaw fan and I always disliked cabbage soup as a kid. Guess I am growing up.
My husband loves this salad--he can't get enough. Hope you like it too.
Colorful Slaw with a Kick
1 medium head of cabbage, shredded
(you could use half a head of green and half a head of purple for great color)
2 carrots, shredded
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 half cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup light olive oil
1/3 cup lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon (or to taste) hot pepper sauce (I use Franks)
Salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl combine vegetables. In a small bowl mix together the dressing ingredients. Toss dressing over vegetables until evenly coated. Let stand an hour before serving. My husband says it tastes the best after 3 days--if it lasts that long.