Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sweet & Spicy Warm Cabbage and Carrot Slaw

Bet you never knew cabbage and carrots could taste this good! If you like Asian inspired flavors you'll love this!

2 T mustard seeds (any color)
1 T cumin
2 T ginger powder
2 t salt

Olive oil and/or toasted almond oil
juice of 1 large lemon
1 T apple cider vinegar
2 T honey

1 medium head red cabbage shredded
1 cup shredded or matchstick carrots

Heat oil in large pot that will accomodate all the veggies, over medium high heat. If you have some toasted almond oil, use some of that. It will add a subtle extra layer of flavor. If not, just use olive oil, no worries. Add the spices and stir around in the hot oil for a minute. Next add the veggies and keep tossing to get them cooked. Meanwhile as they cook, add the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and honey. Stir until veggies are the consistency you like. I like mine almost but not quite soft.

You can serve these hot or cold, as a side or a main dish with some beans and rise. You can put a bed of them under white fish for some really nice flavor. Or you can make a makeshift salad with them, with diced mandarin oranges, toasted almonds and whatever else suits your fancy! Enjoy!

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