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Recipe #35: Cilantro-Jalapeno Slaw

Cilantro-Jalapeno Slaw


Image courtesy of the Pioneer Woman as my camera appears to have eaten it….it was quite good. 😉

I’m not sure why, but a couple weeks ago I had this craving for coleslaw. It was starting to get warmer outside and it sounded so cool and light. I ordered it out a couple times, but it’s never quite satisfying because the majority of places makes their cabbage slaw with shredded carrots. I have a carrot allergy, thankfully it is not so severe that it will kill me and cross contamination isn’t an issue, but I will get severe ill within 30 minutes of ingesting them. I need to pick through and analyze each bite for stray carrot pieces. Even with all that, there is the nagging fear of what if I missed a piece. I can get away with a couple stray pieces but any more than that I have a reaction. I can never simply enjoy it. So I finally decided to just make my own.

This slaw was a great blend of flavors and had a very nice balance, not too tangy, not too spicy, not too sweet. I had mine a top of a hot dog and it was delicious! I’m not a big “slaw dog” fan (carrot concerns aside) because I think most of those slaws are too wet and soggy. This one is cool and crisp so it provides a great contrast. The recipe itself shows it on top of a shredded pork sandwich which also sounds amazing! Matt usually prefers wet and soggy coleslaw (i.e. KFC) but he said he really like this version. This will certainly be a common summer side dish this year!

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