Apple and Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro and Ginger

January 11, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 6-8
Author Notes

Too long ago to bring up (suffice to say it was in the days before food processors), the booklet that came with my (then) new blender not only taught me how to chop cabbage using the device (chunk the cabbage, put it in the blender, fill about halfway with water, pulse until chopped, drain) it offered a recipe for cole slaw that has been the wellspring for all my subsequent slaws, and to which I would gladly give credit if I could remember what brand the blender was. I do remember it was avocado green. Or maybe harvest gold .....anyway, I no longer use the blender to chop the cabbage because I enjoy wielding my fancy new knife. This is a ridiculously simple recipe, but it tastes great. —wssmom

What You'll Need
  • Dressing
  • 3 scant tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 scant tablespoons raw sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Slaw
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 head small red cabbage, chopped
  • 1/2 head small green cabbage, chopped
  • 1/2 red onion. diced
  • 3-4 tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled and cut into matchsticks, then diced (I do this at the last minute so the apples don't turn brown)
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
  1. Using a blender, whirl the dressing ingredients together until emulsified. Set aside.
  2. Put cilantro, cabbages, onion, ginger and apples in a serving bowl and toss with enough dressing to moisten (there may be a tad left over). Refrigerate for an hour or more so that the ingredients have a chance to get chummy. Garnish with more cilantro before serving, if desired.

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3 Reviews

AntoniaJames July 11, 2011
I could (and often do) live on slaw during the summer. What could possibly be better than a salad that tastes great the next day, or the day after that, nice and cold from the fridge??! This one looks soooo good. I'm making it tomorrow!! Thanks for posting this. ;o)
hardlikearmour January 11, 2011
This sounds great, and I love your blender story. Whooda thunk you could chop cabbage in blender!
wssmom January 11, 2011
At the time it was so high-tech -- whooda thunk??