Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Strawberry Slaw

This time of year I am ready for salads every night. I just find myself craving fresh ingredients during springtime. We eat a lot of fresh items through the winter too, but there is something about the promise of a new growing season that just gets my taste buds going.

This Strawberry Slaw is an experiment
that worked! I am beginning to understand why so many people can tell you about their grandmother who was an amazing cook and never followed any recipes.The more time you spend in the kitchen following recipes, the easier it becomes to recognize flavors that would go good together and you begin cooking with a little of this and a pinch of that and coming up with something that just has to be written down before you forget what you did. This salad is one of those dishes. Everyone loved it so much that they wanted to be sure I could make it again so I scribbled some notes down at the dinner table and am now getting it in a more permanent location.

Enjoy a delicious taste of Spring!

Strawberry Slaw

1 pkg coleslaw mix
½ lb strawberries, washed and chopped
½ cup chopped almonds
¼ cup real bacon bits
2-3 Tbsp chopped onion

½ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sugar
1 Tbsp apple cider or red wine vinegar
Salt to taste

Mix salad ingredients together. You can substitute 6 cups shredded cabbage/carrot mix for the coleslaw mix. Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Stir until creamy. Drizzle over salad and toss to mix. Serve immediately.

Note: I always use the precooked real bacon bits you can purchase at Costco. Just heat them in the microwave for a few seconds to make them taste freshly cooked - all the flavor without the mess!

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