Besides that, its BBQ season!
Recently I spotted a habenaro lime bbq sauce at our local grocery store and thought, I wanna use that.
I picked it up last night on the way home planning on dousing the chicken breasts I had defrosting in it when I realized that I am really the only person in the house that likes extreme spice.
I doubted that it was crazy in the "spicy" capacity but wanted to have a cooling back up just in case.
The real star of this main was the coleslaw, or A/C for your mouth as I would like to call it and not the bbq sauce.
Now generally I don't touch the stuff with a
I'm pretty sure it was the neon green fast food joint coleslaw sludge that turned me off at a young age, reminds me of Slimer from Ghostbusters. *shiver*
I have to say that cabbage isn't regularly in our meal plans either so it gets a bum rap all around from me personally.
This slaw was made with broccoli slivers to replace the dreaded C word along with a bunch of other crispy veggies.
It had crunch, texture, flavor and the dressing helped to work as a great cooling method for the not so spicy habenaro BBQ sauce.
I will totally make this again (in fact we have a family picnic next weekend and I just might make it to throw on some hot dogs!)
I'm Listening To: Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cucumber, cut into matchsticks
2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
1/2 c. red cabbage, thinly sliced
1/3 c. sour cream
1/3 c. light mayo (Hellman's is the best)
2-3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. freshly cracked pepper
salt to taste
First you should wash your veggies and pat dry with a paper towel.
I found that using a potato peeler to create strips then cutting them into matchsticks worked best however if you have any other suggestions please let me know - it was rather painstaking and the longest part of this meal I think.
Cut up all your veggies and toss into a bowl
In a separate bowl place all of the dressing ingredients and stir with a whisk until smooth.
Add the dressing to the veggie bowl and toss around
Enjoy as a side or as we did - on your sandwich!