Mexican Slaw Salad

Mexican Slaw SaladNot only is summer great for strawberries, but it’s also great for corn!  This recipe was born from my desire to use various veggies I bought at the farmers’ market – corn, peppers, cilantro, tomatoes.  Patrick and I liked this slaw salad so much the first time I made it that I made it again two nights later.  This is great as a side, in a taco, or on top of a quesadilla.

Here’s what you will need:

1/4 red onion, thinly sliced and then cut into pieces (if you aren’t into semi-raw red onion, you can skip this, or substitute it with some chopped greed onion)

juice from one lemon

1 teaspoon salt

1 bell pepper, thinly sliced and then cut into pieces

1-2 persian cucumbers, thinly sliced and then cut into pieces

handful cherry tomatoes, halved

two ears of corn, cooked and kernels cut off of the cob

handful of cilantro, chopped

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon coriander

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon agave or honey

1-2 tablespoons vegenaise (or sour cream, or greek yogurt, or regular mayo)

1/3 cup crumbled feta or cotija cheese (you can skip this if you want to)

Here’s what you do:

1.  Place the red onion in a bowl.  Squeeze the lemon juice over it and sprinkle the salt on top.  Stir well to combine and allow the onion to “cook” in the lemon/salt.

2.  In the meantime, cut up the rest of the veggies and pile them on top of the onion — bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, corn and cilantro.  (Note — I cook my corn in the microwave.  I leave the husk on, cook it for about 2-3 minutes per ear, and then cut the kernels off.)

3.  Sprinkle the spices on top of the veggies.  Pour in the apple cider vinegar and the honey/agave.  Now it’s time to mix well.Mexican slaw salad

4.  Add the mayo/yogurt and the feta and stir well to combine.  Taste to see if you need more spices, vinegar or mayo.  Then enjoy!  (Would also be great with chopped up avocado and/or crumbled tortilla chips.)


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2 Responses to Mexican Slaw Salad

  1. michele wagman says:

    yum yum, that slaw sounds delicious and i think i can make it!!love, mommy michele

  2. Maria R. says:

    That looks so delicious, refreshing and light. Great job Jennifer.

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