The weather is getting unbearable already and it's only the first week of June. When it gets hot I crave for vegetable salads which are very refreshing and a breeze to prepare. I was in the mood for coleslaw yesterday but I didn't have cabbages nor green pepper. What I had in the vegetable bin were 2 aging purple carrots, a yellow beet, and lots of sweet peppers and I imagined these vegetables together would make a good slaw. Well, they are more than good, they are great as a slaw.
I used the food processor's medium shredder for the beet and carrots and I sliced the peppers by hand. I added a cup of golden raisins into the mix for a slightly sweet crunchy colorful slaw. Sooo yummy with chicken teriyaki. I will make this salad again with just carrots and jicama with maybe toasted sliced almonds for variety which I think sounds as good if not better.
1 cup shredded yellow beets
1 cup shredded carrots or purple carrots
½ cup thinly sliced sweet yellow pepper
½ cup thinly sliced sweet orange pepper
1 cup golden raisins
3 tablespoons rice wine or cider vinegar
½ tsp salt, or to taste
3 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
- Put the vegetables and raisins in separate piles in one container. Mix the rice wine or vinegar, sugar, and salt and stir until sugar has completely dissolved. Pour all over the vegetables. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Toss and transfer into a serving plate.