Kale Cabbage Slaw

The only law I abide by is Cole's Law.


I crack myself up. In all honesty, this is a KALE slaw but a damn good one. Kale, cabbage, herbs and citrus—what's not to love? It's truly the perfect summer side that I came up with during one of my many stints as house mom on a vacation with friends. Based on their reactions, I knew it was a keeper and hopefully you'll feel the same!


WHAT YOU'LL NEED:


2 heads Lacinato kale, cut into thin ribbons

1 Large white or purple cabbage, sliced on a mandolin

¼ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice

¼ cup freshly-squeezed lime juice

a handful of cilantro

a handful of fresh mint

6 cloves garlic, peeled

¼ cup olive oil

Red pepper flakes

Salt and pepper


WHAT YOU'LL DO:


In a large bowl, toss kale and cabbage together.


In a blender, blitz together ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice and ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lime juice, chopped cilantro, chopped mint, 6 garlic, ¼ cup olive oil, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes. This is the dressing for your slaw.


Add dressing to cabbage/kale mix and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste. Let the slaw sit for a bit while the citrus breaks down the kale and cabbage, softening it to get that lovely soft but crunchy slaw texture.


You can of course serve this immediately for a crisper slaw experience.


If you refrigerate, be sure to bring to room temperature before serving. Give the slaw a good mix before serving to refresh the dressing across the whole bowl.


Make it step-by-step with me below!


LET'S DO THIS ONE STEP AT A TIME:

1. Grab your (cleaned) Lacinato kale and your favorite knife.

2. Slice into very thin ribbons.

3. Cut your cabbage into chunks small enough to slide through Amanda Lynn.

4. Slice your cabbage into very thin ribbons.

5. Add cabbage and kale to a large bowl. Set aside.

6. In a blender, add ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice and ¼ cup freshly-squeezed lime juice, chopped cilantro, chopped mint, 6 garlic, ¼ cup olive oil, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes.

I really like this top view of the blender, please enjoy!

7. Blitz ingredients until fully blended. FYI: I LOVE my magic bullet and use it for all my salad dressings and so much more. It's a great investment.

8. Add dressing to cabbage/kale mix.

9. Season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste.

10. Stir to combine. Let the slaw sit for a bit while the citrus breaks down the kale and cabbage, softening it to get that lovely soft slaw texture.


You can of course serve this immediately for a crisper slaw experience.


If you refrigerate, be sure to bring to room temperature before serving. Give the slaw a good mix before serving to refresh the dressing across the whole bowl.


Enjoy!