Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Southwest Coleslaw

Here is a quick and easy coleslaw recipe with a southwestern twist.  It's great to take to a  BBQ or picnic because the dressing doesn't have mayonnaise in it.

1 14 ounce package coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrots)
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 medium red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
1 avocado, pitted, pleeled and diced (optional)

1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
2 tbsp unseasoned rice vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
3-4 tbsp honey, or 2-3 tbsp sugar
Whisk together.

1.  Combine coleslaw mix, black beans, cilantro, tomato, red onion, jalapeno and avocado (optional) in large salad bowl.
2.  Whisk together remaining ingredients in a snall bowl.  Pour over coleslaw and gently toss.
3.  Serve immediately, or may be chilled slightly then served.

I sometimes serve the dressing on the side so we can have leftover salad the next night.  I also adjusted the recipe a little.  *The recipe originally did not call for the honey but without honey or sugar, it was a little too tart for me.

- Mama L

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