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Strawberry Coleslaw

Shredded red cabbage, carrots, and sweet peppers tossed in a creamy strawberry black pepper dressing.

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Coleslaw can be a great addition to a lot of meals. It’s easy to do ahead. You can use any green on hand. A quick base can be thrown together from a lot of common dairy in the fridge like yogurt, sour cream, and mayo. Also, my personal favorite is it’s a set and forget. Meaning you make it and don’t need it till it’s time to use.

For this coleslaw, I decided to keep it light and refreshing with a macerated strawberry sour cream base, fresh herbs, and purple cabbage since it looks better with any berry coleslaw since berries have a tendency to stain. Check out my tips and tricks below for the best strawberry coleslaw the next time you want a quick side dish. Try this recipe out and let me know what you think.

TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST STRAWBERRY COLESLAW

macerate the berries: for my strawberry coleslaw, i like to add minced strawberries to the dressing so you’re guaranteed strawberries throughout. I also like to serve them in chunks. for the minced bunch going into the dressing, I like to add salt and sugar to them so that they can start to get liquidly so they give the dressing a nice pink hue.

salt: coleslaw needs salt. it can really take it over the edge you want to watch out for that and make sure it doesn’t get too watery. you want to salt in stages. so that everything is seasoned and the seasoning is dispersed throughout the dish.

sour cream, not mayo: for this dish sour cream is the main base it really keeps the dish light, unlike mayo. if you need an alternative to the sour cream try yogurt that will add lightness and mild sweetness without being heavy and weighing the cabbage down.

lime: black pepper, basil, and lime are all great friends of strawberries the flavors all work very well together and they play nice together. for this recipe, the black pepper and basil are pretty straightforward. If you feel your coleslaw needs more flavor feel free to squeeze more lime in to help open it up

SIMILAR INGREDIENTS TO:

  1. BROCCOLI AND SHISHITO PEPPER SLAW
  2. BLISTERED SHISHITO PEPPERS W/ COTIJA CHEESE
  3. EDAMAME GRAPEFRUIT SALAD

ENJOY THIS RECIPE WITH:

  1. CHICKEN & PEPPERONI CLUB
  2. CHICKEN AND WAFFLES W/ HOT-COFFEE MAPLE SYRUP
  3. CHICKEN BACON RANCH SANDWICH

Strawberry Coleslaw

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 4

Serving Size: 4

Strawberry Coleslaw
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INGREDIENTS

  • 2-3c Red Cabbage, shredded
  • 6 Strawberries, sliced
  • 1/3c Strawberries, minced + 1/4tsp Salt
  • 3 Sweet Pepper, sliced
  • 1tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2c Carrots, grated
  • 3 Green Onions, diced
  • 1/2c Sour Cream
  • 2Tb Mayo
  • 6 Basil Leaves
  • 1/2Tb Black Pepper
  • 1tsp Salt
  • 1Tb Sugar
  • 1 Lime, zested + juiced
  • 1/4tsp Celery Seed

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Start off making the dressing by combining the sugar with the salt and macerated strawberries.
  • Add in sour cream, basil, lime, celery seed and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add in cabbage, strawberries, green onions, and carrots.
  • Toss to combine. Let sit for 20-30 minutes. Toss again then readjust seasonings. Add more salt, pepper, or lime as needed.
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