3.22.2009

My BSI entry-Not Coleslaw

Where did this week go? It seems like just yesterday I was completely freaked out about having to choose a BSI winner and Now I am almost late with my entry. But not too late! This weeks host is the lovely Christina at Dinner at Christina's and the ingredient for this week is CABBAGE!

Oh my I do love cabbage but all my recipes are so simple and nothing that fancy really. I love cabbage because it is one of a handful of vegetables that grow really well in our valley. The biggest cabbages grow here actually and the sweetest carrots too because the days are 20 hours long and warm. The nights cool and crisp. These are vegetables I can relate to yet I was at a loss for my BSI entry.
Enter panic mode. Finally I decide well it's now or never and I'm going for it. I had decided on a simple cabbage salad even though my husband wrinkled his nose at the idea. In general he doesn't like coleslaw but I thought he might like this. Ha, I was right he ate 3 servings and LOVED it.

Not Coleslaw--needs to be refrigerated 2-4 hours before serving
1/2 head of cabbage core removed
2 carrots peeled and ready to go
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/4 cup feta + extra for garnish if desired
1/4 cup raisins

dressing
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup yogurt
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dill weed
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of sugar
dash of pepper

in a food processor fitted with a shredding blade shred the cabbage and the carrot
tip in to a mixing bowl
add the corn, feta and raisins
make the dressing
start by mixing the milk and yogurt together, add the vinegar and let sit for 5 minutes while you measure out the other ingredients(this step lets the vinegar thicken the milk)
add all the other spices mix gently
pour over the salad stir carefully and cover it
place it in the refrigerator to let the flavors meld
stir before serving and sprinkle with extra feta if desired


It's a simple little recipe but it is delicious and a perfect summer salad. I also love this salad because it features vegetables that grow here and that keep all winter. Just one more step towards locavore life in Alaska.


Oh yeah!



This is my 3 year old working on his second bowl.

7 comments:

  1. YUM!!!!!! you'll have to beat my cabbage shrimp salad!!

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  2. I think your shrimp salad is going to rock!

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  3. HI, stopping by from SITS! These dishes look wonderful! I wish I could eat them off the screen!

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  4. I am not a big fan of coleslaw -- not sure why -- but I love just plain old shredded cabbage with a spicy 1000 island dressing (add a little chipotle and some buttermilk to thin it a bit) and I'm good. But this looks really really scrumptious!! Great post!

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  5. Looks yummy! Visiting from SITS. Have a great day!

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  6. Wow that looks yummy and I'm so gag at coleslaw ;).

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