eat ya rainbow slaw

I have a love affair with big salads.

If I make it, it shall be eaten. Luckily I also have a lot of options because I’ve been experimenting with recipes for over 20 years.

Research done y’all, start prepping and go forth with confidence.

This Rainbow salad is basically a next level coleslaw.

No lettuce, no tomatos just a hearty, holds up well over the course of a week go- to salad.

Add protein and blammo it’s a complete meal.

I make this ALL the time, and everywhere that I travel.

If we’re friends and I’ve been to your place for dinner, bbq, the weekend whatever! I’ve brought this over.

It makes a huge amount and is always a hit!

If we’re not friends that’s ok too, please go ahead and make this for yourself 😝 🥗

what you need

  • Large bowl
  • Tongs
  • Sharp knife and cutting board
  • Mandolin (optional)

ingredients

  • 1/2 head of green cabbage, sliced thin
  • 1/2 head of red cabbage, sliced thin
  • 2 cups carrots, matchsticks
  • 1 cup cilantro, finally chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion, sliced thin on a diagonal
  • 2 cups edamame (check the frozen food section for these)
  • 1 to 2 cups roasted cashews unsalted
  • Choice of protein, optional
  • 1/4 cup EVOO
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Few shakes of garlic powder, optional

this is how we do it

Combine veggies and cashews in a large bowl.

Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl whisking well.

Pour dressing over veggies and mix gently.

Place all ingredients into a large zip bag or keep in the bowl let chill for three hours stirring regularly.

I usually use a ziplock bag because I’m going to someone else’s place and it’s easy transport.

There’s also the fact that I have very small fridges in boats and trailers and this seems to be a great way to squish in a huge amount of salad it in between all the other yummies I have in there and no spillage.

Enjoy this beautiful salad alone (hello meal prep), for a healthy snack or with friends.

Goes great with any kind of bbq as well as salmon.

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