Serious coleslaw enthusiast here! I love it creamy, I love it tangy – it’s just a great vessel for raw cabbage that you can spice up in a variety of ways. I was going to saute a pound of turkey meat with chopped garlic and Frontera Red Enchilada Sauce to make easy tacos for dinner and figured the best way to class it up a bit was with a unique, homemade slaw. If you haven’t been following along, I’m also a spice enthusiast – so this baby has gets a triple kick from chipotle aioli, charred jalapenos and ancho chili powder. Don’t worry – there’s plenty of acid to balance it out – and nothing a dollop of sour cream can’t temper. Oh, and it’s vegan!
SHOPPING LIST: green cabbage, red onion, carrot, jalapeño pepper, Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Vegan Mayo, 1 lime, apple cider vinegar, stone ground mustard, garlic powder, ancho chili powder, salt, pepper
Take 1/3 of your green cabbage and cut it VERY thinly so the cabbage has a shredded-like quality. Peel one carrot and grate the entire thing. Slice 1/2 of your red onion VERY thinly so it has a similar composition to your shredded cabbage. Char your jalapeño pepper – you can throw it on the grill or use a tong to hold it over an open flame on a gas-fired stovetop like I did. Once your jalapeño is charred on the perimeter, slice the entire thing and add it to your bowl of veggies. In a separate bowl, combine 2 tB. of the vegan chipotle mayo, 2 tB. stone ground mustard, 2 tB. apple cider vinegar, the juice of 1/2 a lime, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. chili powder. Mix and add salt and pepper to taste!
I just want to share a picture of how I served this. For me, this spicy SLAW was the main attraction of the dinner, not the meat:
I served it with corn tortillas, Mexican shredded cheese and a variety of my favorite hot sauces I’ve mentioned here before – Siete Cashew Cashew, Herdez Guacamole Salsa, El Yucateco Chile Habanero Hot Sauce and Herdez Salsa Taquera SPICY! (removed from the can). I basically used this awesome slaw as a base and built an incredible taco bowl on top — my husband ate turkey enchilada meat and cheese on a corn tortillas until he couldn’t breathe. To each his own.