You don’t need cabbage to make a terrific slaw.
There are plenty of delicious and refreshing slaws that have been created and inspired by the unique and flavorful traditional coleslaw.
Can a coleslaw without cabbage be called a coleslaw? Well, some may argue saying yes it can.
Southern Living even call’s such slaws, “A more verdant version of a traditional coleslaw mix.”
The cookbook, “Big Book of Sides” by author Rick Rodgers says, “What sets these new slaws apart from their salad siblings is the shredded or thinly sliced ingredients.”
Nicole Pederson, restaurant executive chef and partner of the Found Kitchen and Social House in Evanston, Illinois says, “We call it a slaw because it’s raw vegetables all sliced very thinly.”
Making A Cabbage-Free Slaw
The question arises, what is the difference between a slaw and coleslaw.
A New York Foodie (online web presence) says that a coleslaw is typically made with a mayonnaise-based dressing, while slaw is made with a vinegar-based dressing. The type of dressing used adds an extra dimension of flavor and sets each dish apart.
There is no major difference other than they are both made with vegetables, but a slaw is made without cabbage and you can customize the dressing, with or without mayonnaise.
A slaw is just as crunchy, refreshing, and light as a coleslaw.
Try one these nontraditional slaws for your side dish at the dinner table tonight.
Golden Beets Fennel and Green Apple Slaw – Crunchy golden beets, sweet green apple and the unmistakable flavor of fennel all dressed with a flavorful orange-honey dressing.
Sweet & Savory Broccoli Carrot Slaw – A crunchy slaw made with shredded broccoli stems and carrots and a slightly sweet and savory dressing.
Though this slaw uses cabbage, it’s not your typical coleslaw. In addition it calls for chopped mango pieces with coconut milk and lime juice for the dressing. Therefore, we called this a slaw a Coconut Mango Slaw to be exact.
The following are called salads, but as they are shredded like a slaw salad, they have been considered and added to the list.
With dried cranberries, pecans and a bright-tasting citrus ginger vinaigrette, this Carrot Cranberry Salad is deliciously crunchy and sweet and as such has earned its place as a slaw.
A simple but flavorful Moroccan-Style Carrot Salad that’s also refreshing, and makes a great side-dish. It’s fresh, crispy, and savory. And that’s what Moroccan food is known for.
If this Moroccan style salad or slaw looks good to you, then you’ll enjoy this refreshing and most flavorful Moroccan Orange & Radish Salad With Cinnamon Vinaigrette.
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