July 28, 2007

Citrus Coleslaw

When I saw this recipe I tried to picture in my mind, what it would taste like. The orange juice and honey reminded me of a coleslaw I had at a restaurant about a year ago that I've never been able to duplicate. I thought this might be the one so I was excited to try it. Sadly, it wasn't. It wasn't even close.

This recipe was not a hit in our home. The kids tried it (they have to - we have a three bite rule in our family) but in the end, none of us ate much of it, me included. I don't want to give the impression it was a bad salad though! It was quite good if you like a strong orange juice citrus taste in your salads. We aren't a family big on fruit with our vegetables and meats (strawberry spinach salad doesn't go over well here, nor does cranberry sauce on turkey or chicken, etc.). My husband remarked he thought this coleslaw would go well with grilled shrimp because of the citrus flavor. Perhaps. You be the judge!

Citrus Coleslaw


1 orange, zest it to get 1 t of zest and juice it to get 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice
1/4 c rice vinegar
1 1/2 T canola oil
2 T honey
2 T fresh cilantro
1/2 t salt


1/2 head red cabbage, shredded to make approximately 2 cups
2 large carrots, shredded
1 red bell pepper, julienned
1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
2 green onion tops sliced thin

Mix the dressing ingredients and set aside. Mix the salad portion and just before serving drizzle the dressing over the salad and mix. Serve.Print Friendly and PDF