Salad: Summer Coleslaw Spinach Delight
I am nobody’s cook, but every blue moon I stumble upon a kitchen creation that actually taste good. And my family members, who are very finicky eaters asked me to make it twice so far. Even the kids liked it!
If you’re a salad foodie then you might be interested! I must warn that you should at least know your way around the kitchen. The ingredients I can share, but specific measurements …. can only be estimates!
Here is what you need:
- Shredded Coleslaw Mix
- I love to use Whole Foods Coleslaw Mix. It’s already shredded and has carrots and red cabbage mixed in and it’s organic. I try to go organic with the entire recipe.
- A small box of fresh organic Baby Spinach
- Aldi’s is my favorite store for purchasing this item.
- One organic apple – any type – I prefer sweet apples
- Walnut pieces (not crushed)
- Organic Mayonnaise
- Organic Raw Honey – The tastier the honey the better the dressing
- Organic Onion Powder
- Organic Vinegar
Directions for Putting it all Together:
The first thing is to take about a half of the 5 oz box of organic spinach and shred it, similar to how cabbage is shredded for coleslaw. This varies by taste, but try not to let the spinach outdo the cabbage, after all it is a coleslaw treat! Next, dice up an apple into small pieces, a medium sized apple will do the trick.
Grab a fairly large mixing bowl and throw in the coleslaw mix first. (You can also shred a cabbage and use carrot sticks or slice lengthwise a few carrots.) However, you’ll find the coleslaw blend much easier! Then add the shredded spinach, apple, and about a ¼ to ½ cup of walnuts. Mix it thoroughly. If it looks too green for you then add more of the coleslaw mix. That’s what I usually do.
Now, for the secret to the entire dish; the dressing! This will make or break your dish. In a small bowl mix together the following:
- 3-4 tablespoons of mayonnaise (If you’re making a small batch use less.)
- 1-3 teaspoons of vinegar – use less at first. This loosens up the dressing.
- 1-3 tablespoons of honey – I never measure I just pour and add according to taste.
- 1-3 teaspoons of onion powder – once again not an exact science.
Blend well and season to taste. If you like your coleslaw sweeter add more honey, less if you don’t. Once you’ve gotten the dressing tasting just the way you like it, mix it completely with the cabbage, spinach, apple and walnut blend. I like my coleslaw a little creamy, so I keep adding the dressing until it is the right texture.
Questions? – Happy to answer. Would love to hear about your experience!
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