Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dirt to Table Experience: Savoy, Lime And Cilantro Coleslaw

In North Florida cabbage grows abundantly in our mild winter growing season.   There is no possibility that it could survive the Florida heat and make it to the summer picnic table.  In the winter one of our main salads is coleslaw and in the summer, we turn our attention to other salads that reflect our growing season.

This time of year the varieties of cabbage growing in our garden is a beautiful assortment of savoy, green and red cabbages.  This also includes tatsoi and bok choy, which are a variety of Asian cabbages that have a mild flavor and are easy to work with in salads, soups, stews and main meal dishes.

There are endless varieties of cabbages available to the home cook, that allows us to create a spectacular array of dishes which are contemporary, healthy and delicious.

This coleslaw has an incredibly fresh taste-no doubt using fresh cabbage straight from the garden dirt helps this salad shine but, fresh simple flavors, and the lime really kick-up this slightly off the grid traditional coleslaw.



Savoy, Lime And Cilantro Coleslaw
Serves 4-6
Recipe from Fine Cooking


Ingredients:
1 head Savoy cabbage
4 scallions
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, torn
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1-1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 limes
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions:
1.  Shave the cabbage with a sharp nice or mandolin so you have thin ribbons.  Cut the scallions long and on the bias so you have pieces similar in shape to the cabbage.  Toss the cabbage, scallions and cilantro in a large salad bowl.

2.  Make the dressing by combining the sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar and the zest of limes in a medium bowl.  Season with salt and pepper and finish with a squeeze of lime juice.  Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.

Enjoy!
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40 comments:

Chris said...

The flavors in this slaw are some of my favorites. This would be a great topping for pulled pork tacos.

Susan said...

Would have never thought of adding cilantro and line to the coleslaw. Excellent idea. Thanks.

Sarah said...

This is very different from what I am used to in Canada. Also interesting to learn that you have it in the winter and we have it in the summer! Will have to try this.

teresa said...

oh how this makes me long for summer! it looks fab!

kitchen flavours said...

This looks lovely! I love cabbages and cilantro, never thought of adding cilantro to coleslaw! Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

If it has cilantro in it, I love it!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and colorful coleslaw. Wonderfully prepared.
Deepa

Rambling Tart said...

I LOVE this idea!! :-) My Bear can't abide cilantro, but I adore it, so this will be added to my "make when Bear is at work" recipes. :-)

That Girl said...

Growing seasons are funny things. I'm sure cabbage thrives in the winter in most places, yet we consider coleslaw a summer staple.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This really sounds good! Very different-enjoy:@)

tasteofbeirut said...

This salad is perfect for us here; we are getting cabbages still every week and cilantro and lemons are a staple! Yum, can already imagine the crunch.

Dining Alone said...

I am one of those people that cringe at the mention of cilantro, I just can't do it!! :)

Michelle J said...

This sounds so refreshing!

bellini said...

This really does sound like a refreshing salad Velva. I can't wait for snowless days and picnics.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Some of my favorite recipes come from Fine Cooking. This looks so tasty, Velva! Love the cilantro and lime.

Karen said...

I love cabbage so many ways. This looks good and crunchy and I love that cilantro is in it.

absence of alternatives said...

Somebody mentioned pull pork to go with this. Yum.

Debby Foodiewife said...

You had me at cabbage, then cilantro. This looks fabulous!

Michelle said...

A great combination of flavors and I like Chris' suggestion of using it on pork tacos. Nice!

mangiabella said...

this sounds and looks so delicious, what a great bbq side dish!!!! it's been a while since i've blogged, it felt good to write a post and to read other blogs - happy new year!!!!

Martha said...

This looks so good and so refreshing. I don't know that I ever realized that you are from Florida too. I'm in Nokomis, in between Venice and Sarasota. Are you anywhere close by?

Bill said...

Velva, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm so glad to find yours! I LOVE coleslaw of any kind and this one looks great! I'm making this this week!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

The first time I had a coleslaw with lime, in 'Mexican' fashion, I was bowled over. As a cilantro lover, it was heaven on a plate. I haven't looked back since. This is great Velva. And from your garden too. How awesome.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

I absolutely love coleslaw. I mean I really do. I love the crunch and the tang from the vinegar against the mayo and the idea of yours to add in cilantro and lime makes it all the more amazing!

sangeeta said...

Nothing like a home grown cabbage. Loving this coleslaw and the cabbage wrap you posted. The cabbages in my garden are still very small.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

This colslaw is really original and looks really enjoyable. Savoy cabbage is so versatile and delicious. A great creation.

Cheers,

Rosa

Joanne said...

I wish we were having coleslaw-appropriate weather right now! This looks awesome!

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

This sounds perfect!

Karen said...

I so often forget about savoy cabbage - I have no idea why, it's so wonderful. I love the addition of lime and cilantro - I even have cilantro (and green onions) still growing in my garden (although today, at 5 deg F, they're not going to be very happy campers). I love slaws especially in the winter, mostly, I think, because they remind of summer's past, when picnic slaws were popular (even though it's not the growing season for cabbage).

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Cabbage is one of the few veggies that looks nice and fresh in our grocery stores right now. The lime and cilantro in this slaw will be a nice change from our old standby. Sounds delicious, Velva.

Lori said...

Coleslaw always seems to be reserved as a picnic food, but I love it year round. Especially during the cold weather when it's so fresh. I'm always looking for new versions. This one sounds delicious!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I really like this new twist on coleslaw. I will be giving a try as we absolutely love anything with lime and cilantro.

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Kari Lindsay said...

I have to admit, I have garden envy, we have too many trees in our yard to have a garden.
I really love the light and fresh flavors of this coleslaw, yum.

megan said...

I just decided today I am going to eat more cabbage!

Lea Ann said...

The ingredients in this are all my favorites. Thanks for sharing the recipe Velva.

Beth said...

I'm not usually a fan of coleslaw, but the addition of lime is really intriguing. Now that, I'd try!

Bill said...

This would have been the perfect accompaniment to the glazed pork I just posted. I'm keeping this one for the next time I have barbecue! I love this combination.

Bill said...

This looks like a great coleslaw variation. Love the addition of cilantro. I think I'll make this for the 4th! Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

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