It is time to cook up some corned beef and cabbage- it is that time of year. The time has changed and spring is in the air- we are almost there…
So, how does an Indian cook celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?? Well, I wasn’t very sure a few days ago. I was planning on wearing green (which is usually the only thing I do most years), and maybe visiting our local pub for a full Irish breakfast- yum! I will forego the green beer as I am not a beer gal but will devour the rest..
How should I honor the Irish tradition? It is a busy week and I was not up for a very complicated recipe with a big commitment- so I decided to make something simple. I was thinking of doing burgers for dinner and decided on making an Irish style coleslaw. I love a well made coleslaw but usually find myself shying away from it at restaurants. Mostly the salad is bland and old tasting- so I don’t eat it.
I was determined to make a delicious coleslaw and noticed a typical Irish coleslaw is usually made without mayonnaise- although I did come across some recipes with a tad bit added. I decided to eliminate it in my recipe. I made it easy for myself and bought a pack of shredded green cabbage. I looked for the rest of the ingredients in my fridge. I had green onions, sweet red peppers and Dijon mustard. I also added half an apple as I saw most of the recipes included some kind of an apple. I also added some apple cider to the dressing to mimic the flavor in the salad.
The coleslaw was a big success. I made Greek style burgers – yes, I know that is a weird combination, but it all complemented each other really well. The cabbage was delicious with the tangy dressing, the apple provided a delicious crunch and the green onions and red pepper were just right.. enjoy!
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons apple cider
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
Add the mustard to a small bowl. Add the white wine vinegar, apple cider and honey. Drizzle the olive oil while whisking the dressing. Add salt and pepper. Keep aside.
- 2 cups shredded green cabbage
- ½ cup green onions, chopped
- ½ cup sweet red pepper, chopped
- ½ large Braeburn apple, chopped
Add the cabbage, green onions, red pepper and apple into a medium bowl. Add the dressing, toss well and check for seasonings. Serve with a burger or any meat.