The other day I was working on one of my Josephine menus and thinking of a a creative coleslaw salad idea that was really fresh and not too cloying or sweet. Somehow, the flavors and ideas came together when I decided to buy both green and purple cabbage.
Then, all of the other elements came together, as if in a dream to form this yummy salad. I have a secret: I normally do not like coleslaw! However, I think it is because most coleslaw is covered in way too much mayonnaise and is very sweet. This salad is the complete opposite of most slaws. I love the fresh, vibrant flavors and the crunch of the apples along with the cabbage. And, there is something magical about purple cabbage that turns everything a pretty pink/purple color! Fabulous!
I hope that you enjoy this salad with any main dish! It really brightens up the meal!
Apple Ginger Cranberry Slaw
Makes 4-6 servings
2 cups green cabbage, finely chopped
2 cups purple cabbage, finely chopped
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced apple (skin left on)
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
Juice of 1 fresh lime
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve and enjoy! :)