Tropical Cabbage Slaw

We love the versatility of coleslaw and almost never make the standard mayonnaise-based dressing because there are so many other exciting things you can do with the concept of a cabbage salad. This easy side is a great complement to our Plantain-Stuffed Chicken Breasts.

Tropical Cabbage Slaw

Tropical Cabbage Slaw

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Tropical Cabbage Slaw is a perfect complement to Cuban-style cuisine, grilled meats or fish or even sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 Anaheim pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1 nectarine, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions

  • Toss together in a large bowl the cabbage, Anaheim pepper, red bell pepper, red onion, nectarine and cilantro leaves. Drizzle on the vegetable oil, toss and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix the orange juice concentrate, seasoned rice vinegar and lime juice in a small bowl. Pour over the cabbage mixture, toss well and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  • Recipe adapted from "Miami Spice: The New Florida Cuisine" by Steven Raichlen
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