Saturday, May 02, 2009

What's Cooking Sunday: Blue Cheese Coleslaw

Summer’s nearly here, and one of my favorite side dishes is coleslaw – it’s all about the coleslaw. I love it – so creamy, salty, and crunchy. But, I might as well just slather it all over my hips, ‘cuz that’s where it’s heading after I eat it! But, then I was watching Robin Miller’s cooking show on the Food Network one day, and she presented a version I couldn’t resist. It's much lighter, nutritionally, than the traditional recipe, and the flavors explode in your mouth.

Blue Cheese Coleslaw
Serves 6 (1 cup each)

3 T cider vinegar
2 T olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
½ C raisins
¼ C crumbled blue cheese
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 package coleslaw mix

In small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, and mustard. Stir in the raisins and the blue cheese. Season with salt and pepper and toss with the packaged coleslaw mix in a large bowl.

Nutritional information:
Calories: 135
Fat: 8.35 grams
Cholesterol: 4.2 mgs
Sodium: 243.3 mgs
Carbohydrate: 14.5 grams
Fiber: 2.5 grams
Protein: 2.6 grams

This is fabulous with barbecue, pizza, burgers, or anything you can think of – even by itself.

Marble Man once told me he loves when I go on a diet because we eat so well when I do. :)


3rdEyeMuse said...

THIS is a version of coleslaw I can actually make for my husband - the mayo hater! I know he'd LOVE this!

thanks. :)

Gabriela said...

Hello Kate,

This is an awesome recipe I have to try!

~ Gabriela ~

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Coleslaw is one of my favorite foods....I'm quite the snob. I love this version but never make it (enjoy it at other's homes) because my Beloved detests blue cheese. : (

Can I come over?!

shiborigirl said...

Yo could probably use any type of cheese, if you don't like blue - I bet feta would be great in it!

There's plenty for everyone - come on over! :)


Snap said...


I love blue cheese and I love coleslaw! Yum Yum Yum! This one is for me!

lori vliegen said...

this looks especially wonderful! i think that i've also seen ina garten add blue cheese to her cole slaw ("how bad can that be", right?!). i love the thought of raisins in this...anything to get a little sweet into it! btw...the faux french toast is a definite's unbelievable how much it really tastes like french toast!! wa-hoo!! :)

Karen Cole said...

Sounds amazingly delicious!!!

Your blog looks wonderful. I must ask if you figured out how to use both side bars of blogger yourself, or if you had help. I have so little time to figure these things out. I manipulated the html a bit, but I dare not do too much. I have no idea what I'm doing.

Fete et Fleur said...

I love blue cheese! I just saved this recipe. It looks wonderful. Thanks again for sharing, Kate!