Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day!

The clouds and rain rather dampened my enthusiasm for May Day but after cleaning the house and doing several loads of laundry I decided to cook up something special to celebrate. Normally we would have a traditional Swedish meal to celebrate but I wanted to do something different this year. At first I was going to go with an Asian style meal, something spicy and fiery and bright, but unfortunately every new recipe I found contained soy in one form or another and with munchkin's allergies I had to throw them all out.

So, I went with BBQ (at least I got to play with fire, even if we didn't have a bonfire). I had stumbled on an Asian salad dressing that was safe for munchkin and while digging through the fridge I found some cabbage that needed eating up. So, I made coleslaw! I've never made coleslaw before but it turned out awesome (even if I ended up with enough to feed a small army). Here's the recipe:

Dressing (Here's a link to original recipe, I did a few things different)
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/4 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Mix everything together until smooth. Chill for 30 minutes before using (I mixed it in the coleslaw and let everything chill together).

Coleslaw:
1 medium head green cabbage
1/4 medium head red cabbage
1 large carrot
2 green onions

Thinly slice everything and mix together. Add dressing and mix again. Let chill 20-30 minutes. Enjoy!

Not sure how many servings this is, it filled my largest bowl to the top so I'm betting 8-10 people. I plugged the recipe into Calorie Count for 8 servings and came up with 99 calories a serving and 14.1 net carbs. Lots of vitamin C and it is a very bright and pretty dish that everyone enjoyed.

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