The day before my husbands birthday, I asked him what kind of side dish he wanted with his birthday meal of BBQ'd burgers.
"Slaw." he replied.
"What kind of slaw?" I asked in return.
"I dunno, just slaw. That awesome one you make."
In an attempt to recreate some long lost slaw, something told me to mix cabbage, carrot, apple and beet, and toss it in my new favourite dressing. And you know what? It was amazing. Do I really need to mention that?
1/4 of a red cabbage (in a pinch I've used green, but I really prefer red)
1 large beet, ends trimmed off
2 large carrots
1 macintosh apple
1 small shallot
Slice the cabbage and beets with the thinest setting on a mandoline. Stack up the beets and cut them into thin matchsticks. Grate the carrot, chop the shallot and cut the apple into thin matchsticks.
Toss everything in a bowl with the dressing below.
Grainy honey dijon mustard
Red wine vinegar
Extra virgin olive oil