Sour ginger slaw

(EDITED: This photo was selected as the Pic of the Week by Food Network Canada!)

I love a good coleslaw. Oil and vinegar slaws, creamy slaws, alone or piled up on a pulled pork sandwich, they're all good. I selected a red cabbage for this slaw because its squeaky purple leaves are one of nature's most beautiful colours (which I was dying to photograph), with fresh snow peas from my garden and carrot for added flavour and colour, and the whole thing is dripping in a soy ginger vinaigrette.

Here's how I made it:

7 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 cup carrot, julienned
1/2 cup snow peas, julienned
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp ginger root, minced
1 tsp granulated white sugar

I combined the cabbage, carrot, and snow peas in a large salad bowl and set it aside. I combined the rest of the ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid and gave it a good shake. Then I poured the vinaigrette over the vegetables and tossed it all together. Pretty easy and knock-me-over yummy!

It's best to pour the vinaigrette at least half an hour before serving to give the vegetables time to soften. I served this with honey garlic baked chicken and brown rice, getting lots of mmms around the table. I love it when that happens!

Have you got a favourite slaw recipe? Does the word slaw sound weird to you? Slaw. Slaw. Maybe I should just call it coleslaw. Nah. Slaw it is.


  1. Ooo this looks so delicious and the colors are beautiful! Great pictures! :)

  2. I love that you posted this because I just bought a red cabbage with no set plans on what to do with it!

  3. Wow! I too just bought a red cabbage and was going to make a slaw but really needed a good recipe! I didn't even need to look for one, the recipe came to me!

    I am definitely making this. Now I can only hope it turns out looking half as good as yours! Seriously, I never thought cole slaw could look soooo good!


  4. So odd that we're all buying red cabbage with no plans for it. Now that we've got them, we're treating them right! Yum!

  5. Found you on Jamie Oliver's FR site. Your picture sure caught my eyes! This is a gorgeous photo & the recipe is so simple. Love ginger in anything!