Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lemon Coleslaw



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...If you're still looking for a salad to accompany holiday barbecues or picnics, you might want to give this slaw a try. It's exceptionally easy to make, and if you use commercially shredded cabbage, it's next to no work at all. I know that you are deluged with salad recipes at this time of year, and I'm sure that most of them are worthy of your attention. This one, however, really deserves more than a fleeting glance. It's clean-tasting and is less sweet than most of the slaws I've tried. It also uses less mayonnaise. The slaw components are sprinkled with sugar and salt that causes them to release their juices and extend the mayonnaise. You can use reduced fat mayonnaise and sour cream if you are counting calories or fat grams. This salad gets its tang from fresh lemon juice and zest and that makes it really nice to serve with fish or chicken dishes. I love the ease with which this can be put together. It is one less thing to worry about when you are having guests, and it frees your hands to make that special dessert or entree that might become your signature dish. I hope you'll try this. Here's the recipe.

Lemon Coleslaw...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite, courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
2 teaspoons low-fat mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
3 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups (1 pound) thinly sliced green cabbage
2 carrots, cut into julienne strips or coarsely grated
1 cup (1 bunch) thinly sliced scallions
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Directions:
Whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, zest, lemon juice, sugar, water, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until sugar is dissolved. Add cabbage, carrots, scallions, and parsley and toss well. Chill, covered, 1 hour to allow flavors to develop. Season with salt and pepper. Yield: 4 servings.

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65 comments:

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

I'll bet that is delicious and it's certainly different! I just made a coleslaw today but nothing like this - I'll have to try this one this summer!

YasmiN said...

should give this a try!! :)

Ana Powell said...

All your posts are so delicious.
A must try ♥

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

The lemon flavour added to this coleslaw must make it very tasty. One recipe I will make sometime this week. Just need to buy some more lemons. Have a good day. Diane

zurin said...

lemon coleslaw sounds very tempting.i know my husband wld love this!:)) thanks

3 hungry tummies said...

I can look at that and pretend it is summer over here. Beautiful and refreshing dish!

Priya said...

Crunchy coleslaw looks refreshing and awesome for this hot summer..

Allie and Pattie said...

As a lemon lover, I will surely try this- thank you!
xoxo Pattie

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I will definitely give this a try Mary. I love lemon and use the zest more and more. Heavy slaw does not appeal to me nor does sweet slaw, so I know I would love this. Thanks so much and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Sam

Salsa Verde said...

Hi Mary,
I love coleslaw and with the lemon, I will love it even more!!
Love,
Lia.

penny aka jeroxie said...

Lemon in salad is so refreshing. Goes well with BBQ for sure.

Joanne said...

I like that this is more of a savory tangy slaw than a sweet one...sounds quite refreshing to eat in the midst of a hot bbq!

Martha said...

I will definintely try this next time I make a mayonnaise coleslaw -- looks delicious! We usually make my grandmother's sweet/sour one which keeps "forever"! But like the idea of the lemon in this one.

Katerina said...

Thanks Mary for this beautiful salad. Since I am on a diet I could really use such light meals.

12th Man Training Table said...

Cole slaw was suspended from the rotation when I lived in the south ... seemed most of the time it was mayonnaise soup with a little cabbage. Because cabbage is so good for you, variations are always welcomed.

Haden News said...

Another great sounding recipe I must try!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

The lemon sounds like a great way to perk-up coleslaw! Bravo!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I love coleslaw and I totally want to give this a try. It sounds awesome! Thanks!

Rachana said...

Beautiful and refreshing Salad! Perfect for the summers :-)

PeggyR said...

Oh that sounds good. I have missed picnics! Norm is making tiny improvements though thank goodness..

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I love coleslaw all throughout the year, but this recipe sounds especially good and refreshing for summer!

Kalyn said...

Your coleslaw sounds great! I love the addition of lemon.

Jenn said...

I love coleslaw. I honestly could eat it every day. I've never thought of making it lemon before. This sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to try this.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks so fresh and crunchy, perfect accompany for barbeques.

SmilingSally said...

Hi Mary!

I ❤ lemon; I imagine it'd perk up coleslaw.

Joe Ambrosino said...

That is an easy recipe Mary,and the lemon would definitely create a fresh taste. Kudos.

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

I love the lemon here to brighten the slaw. And I have never tried a combo of mayo and sour cream, it sounds awesome!

amy said...

thanks for stopping by my blog som etime ago! just checked yours out. so fun to find other foodies. your food looks great! I will be back. Hav ea beautiful day! amy

bellini valli said...

I love the fresh taste of this coleslaw. Bring on summer Mary:D

Gloria said...

I love this Lemon Coleslaw! gloria

Susi said...

I love Coleslaw and this one with the added lemon flavor sounds wonderful for summer!

simplysandi said...

I can't wait to try this recipe. I love the idea of lemon in it. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love yours. You are have a new follower

Angie's Recipes said...

I am sure this is a very crunchy and appetizing summer salad!

Chef E said...

This sounds right up my coleslaw alley! A friend of mine and I always have to sample slaw, and we recently had a white balsamic, which I had not had before, was divine, so I know this will be great!

Tasha said...

I love lemon and imagine this slaw must be so fresh and summery tasting.

Eliana said...

Love it when a cole slaw isn't swimming in thick mayo. This one looks perfect for summer Mary. Thaks so much for sharing.

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

I love coleslaw. And, yes, dousing a salad in mayo is such a no-no. I like that this recipe uses mindful measurements of ingredients.

Carmen

alwayswinner786 said...

So fresh and so lemony Coleslaw! A rocking summer dish!

Cheryl said...

Wow, that sounds really good, I love it when I can find something new to try!

♥ Kathy said...

My hubby loves coleslaw so I'll have to give this a try. I hope you're having a great day Mary :)

Devaki said...

This is certainly worth keeping handy Mary - You had me at "uses less mayo" and I love the green onions in it in addition to the usual veggies.

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

redmenace said...

You had me at lemon. Add it to anything and I am simply in love. Add it to a salad and I am yours forever!

Katherine Aucoin said...

this does deserve more than a fleeting glance, Mary. The lemone is a unique and wonderful twist!

Raina said...

This sounds like a refreshing change from the usual salads I serve in the summer. Looking forward to making it..thanks!

Vegetarian Yogini said...

That is exactly what I was missing next to my grilled potatoes I made yesterday! It takes more than 1 cook to perfect the broth sometimes!

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love how light and fresh this slaw is. A perfect summer side!

Barbara said...

Mary, this looks really lovely AND unusual. The idea of adding lemon is terrific; can't wait to try it this way.
Your photo looks like summer! :)

Dave said...

Very nice. It's a bit cold where I am atm, but will be great for summer.

baking.serendipity said...

This looks so delicious! I love the lemon twist, and bet this would be a perfect dish to bring to a summer picnic :) Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I am always tinkering with my coleslaw recipes trying to get it right but this sounds like it's already there.

Randy said...

Thank you I will try this out on my kids

Randy

Foodessa said...

Mary...every time I look at one of your various recipes...I always seek out what I would not necessarily put in mine. Now, sour cream stood out for me on this coleslaw goodness. I shall try next time around ;o)
Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes, Claudia

Cathy said...

I would love your take on this old standby, Mary. I can imagine how delicious this is with fish. This will get me out of the rut of making the same old recipe.

Krista said...

Definitely a new twist on the traditional old coleslaw that I make...but I like it. I especially like that it's a little lighter. It looks wonderful!

Pierce said...

Slaw is good side for our plates in the summer. Well...anytime actually, it's good stuff!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Loving salads, I'm always looking for a new one to present to my family. This one looks interesting and very good. I'll be trying this soon.
Thanks!
Donna

Pacheco Patty said...

Mary this looks perfect for a side dish at a summer BBQue, thanks for sharing!

scrambledhenfruit said...

This sounds deliciously light. I bet it would be great on fish tacos! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Never have been a huge fan of Coleslaw, but seeing yours, I am changing my mind!

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks colourful and yummy...have not tried this but will surely try it soon..thanks for sharing it mary..

Marly said...

This is a perfect dish to take to our family dinner this weekend. We'll veganize it but we have vegan mayo and vegan sour cream on hand so should be no problem. Thanks for the inspiration!

Bella said...

This sounds great, Mary! I really, really like cole slaw so I'm copying the recipe to try. Thanks for sharing.

Mother Rimmy said...

Great idea to add fresh lemon to the typical colelsaw. Looks wonderful!

Diana's Cocina said...

My mouth is watering thinking of this lemon coleslaw. Sounds refreshing.

Janie said...

I really like your recipes. Any chance you'll be adding a "print this recipe" option to your posts? When I try to print from Firefox, I only get the top portion of the post and not the recipe. The only way I can print the recipe is to copy it and paste it into a Word document -- then I never remember where it came from when I share it with people!!

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