June 3, 2009

Confetti Slaw

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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.

Confetti Slaw
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.


caninecologne said...

wow, purple carrots! i just had my first taste of purple carrots a few weeks ago. my friend got them from the farmer's market and roasted them with beets.

your slaw would probably also taste good with jicama.

Goldilocks Bakery said...

Vegetable salad is good in our health,and yet it is nutritious too.


Oggi said...

R, I'll go get jicama today and pair the slaw with skewered pork barbecue.

Ava, yup, delicious and healthy.

Welcome to my headspace. said...

Lovely salad! I love eating salads in summer though usually I prefer that someone else make them :-)

Sidney said...

3 tablespoons sugar... I guess this is to please the Pinoy taste... ;-)
Anyway... looks great and healthy...just remove the sugar for me !

Chibog in Chief said...

purple carrots!! i'm jealous!! this is what i needed a healthy salad!! yum!! jicama is singkamas, is it??? oh how i miss them

Oggi said...

Lou, thanks.:)

Sidney, we love sweet stuff, including vegetable salad.:)

Dhanggit, yup it's singkamas. Welcome back.:)

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