Category Archives: Side Dishes

Tangy Apple Slaw

I made some BBQ pulled pork the other night and this just seemed the perfect complement. Apple Slaw
Sweet, tangy, crunchy, healthy, makes you feel better about eating BBQ. It has it all.

5 C green cabbage (I used Savoy), chopped thin
2 Carrots, shaved
1 Granny Smith apple
1 Empire
(or any sweet) apple
1/2 red bell pepper

2/3C light mayo
2T dijon mustard
1/3 C brown sugar
1/3 C apple cider vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Chop up all the veggies, whisk together the dressing in a separate bowl, and combine with the veggie matter. Let it sit in the fridge for an hour or more and adjust seasoning as needed.

We hate a gloppy, gooey, mayo-laden slaw, and tend to go drier than the norm, so you may find you want to double the dressing. or at least the mayo.

It was a great change from all the winter root and roasted veggies we’ve been eating lately!

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Confetti Salsa

This is the veggie side dish I made with our steak and shrimp a couple nights ago. We ate it at room temp, but it would be great colder as a salad-type thing as well.
I tossed a half cup into a pan yesterday morning to soften things a bit, then made an omelet out of it. Also delish.

Confetti Salsa

1 can black beans , rinsed and drained
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
1 green pepper, diced
1 red/orange/yellow bell pepper, diced
1 medium onion, red or white, diced
1 C frozen kernel corn, thawed
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t ground coriander
1 T lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
sprinkle in some cayenne pepper if you like it spicy.

Mix everything together and let sit for 30 minutes or so to blend flavors.