Herb Slaw with and Ginger-Cumin Dressing

Salads in the summer are so refreshing. I especially like the crunch of a tasty coleslaw. A slaw is any salad that consists of shredded cabbage as its primary ingredient. (It comes from a dutch term, “koolsla,” meaning cabbage salad- foodtimeline.org). When making a slaw I try to achieve a wide range of textures, colors, and taste. We’ve had an abundance of arugula in our garden this month and added that to my favorite slaw; full of herbs, farm fresh produce, and dressed with a fresh ginger vinaigrette.

Store bought salad dressings are loaded with sugars and processed ingredients. Making your own dressings are easy and requires few ingredients while cutting out unhealthy additives. All you need for a basic salad dressing is oil, an acid- like lemon juice or vinegar (here I use orange juice), and salt and pepper. The traditional dressing ratio is 3 to 1 oil to vinegar though some prefer an equal mix. Place the ingredients in a jar (reuse jelly or other glass jars) and shake or whisk in a bowl.  Experiment with additional ingredients for all your salads like dijon mustard, crushed garlic, dried oregano, etc.


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  1. Genevieve says

    This looks amazing! I’m sitting here eating a bowl of coleslaw thinking mine is clearly lacking compared to this.

  2. Dina says

    I made this for guests we had on Shabbat and everyone loved it! It was such a clean, fresh taste and people who normally don’t like mayonnaise laden coleslaw will love this!

  3. says

    Made this yummy salad for mother’s day. Super easy to make and very yummy. Even my picky liltte sister loved it she served herself 2nds.


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