Sunday, November 14, 2010
At first, the only thing 'Noosa' about this slaw was that I made it while we were on holiday there ... but then the sound of the palms and Nelle splashing in the pool and a couple of glasses of red wine helped me find the true connection.
It's small town, with big town taste.
It's a little bit hippy, a little bit posh.
And that, my friends, is Noosa Kohl Slaw.
And, by the way, the spelling of 'kohl' is on purpose - I was being (oh so) clever because I used kohlrabi in my slaw. Hee, hee.
Noosa Kohl Slaw
Serves 4 as a side dish
10-15 min prep + 30 min (or more) in the fridge
1 raw kohlrabi, peeled and shredded*
1 carrot, shredded
1/3 of a large cabbage, cut into thin strips
1/2 batch of mayonnaise** (or around 1/3 - 1/2 cup) - I leave this flexible because some people like more or less mayo than others
1-2 Tbs grapefruit juice
1 tsp grapefruit zest (I used my grapefruit dust, but you can use fresh too)
salt, to taste
+ a cute thrifted whisk
As always, use organic ingredients when you can.
Mix all your ingredients together, cover and chill in the fridge for at least 30 min (but ideally for a couple of hours).
*If you're thinking - what the heck is kohlrabi? It's a little veggie around the size of a baseball (or cricket ball) and is usually purple on the outside ... it's turnip-y, but grows above-ground. We grew our kohlrabi in our garden, but I often find it at the natural foods supermarket. Feel free to substitute red cabbage, turnip, daikon, and so on, if they're more readily available.
**Yes, I did make mayo on holidays ... I always take olive oil and eggs with us when we're staying at a place with a fridge, so mayo is super easy to whip up.
My batch of 100% organic kohl slaw came out to about $0.50 per serve. Seriously. Now, I did grow the kohlrabi, and the cabbage was given to me by a friend (who had too much cabbage) ... but even if you had to buy those things you could still make this salad so cheaply!
And my tiny whisk - Dish of the Day for today - cost $0.05! Perfect for making mayo ... if you're an elf. Or a toddler ...
If you want to, check out more thrifty finds here.
Or just relax, take yourself on holiday - even if it's just to your deck.
Which reminds me - I've got a smoothie to enjoy in the sunshine.
Ciao for now,