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Cilantro Nectarine Coleslaw

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Katie White is a coleslaw genius, and this is her recipe. Coleslaw is something that I normally think of as being kind of creamy, rasin-laden, delicious, and a little heavy. This is a new approach to coleslaw, and it makes a perfect side dish to any roasted hunk of meat or vegetarian concoction.

This coleslaw made February in Juneau feel a little more like July. The fresh crunch of the cabbage, sweetness of the nectarine, snap of the finely chopped red onion, cilantro-ness of the cilantro, and acidity of apple cider vinegar will have you eating seconds.


– 1 big old head of green cabbage, chopped up all coleslaw style
– 1 or two red or orange peppers, finely cut lengthwise
– 1 head of cilantro, washed, and finely chopped
– 1 or 2 nectarines, cut in half, pitted, and cut crosswise

– 3 Tbsp. good-quality olive oil
– 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
– sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste


The Coleslaw of Champions

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Coleslaw is one of those simple things that can either be great or totally harf worthy. This isn’t your traditional deli or picnic coleslaw, but a lighter and friendlier alternative. I added agave nectar instead of sugar, the juice of half of a lemon, and julienned some mint to bring a fresh swing to this favorite side.


1 1/2 cups shredded red cabbage
1 1/2 cups green cabbage
1/2 cup shredded carrot
2 – 3 stalks of fresh julienned mint leaves
2 Tbsps light sour cream
2 Tbsps half and half
2 Tbsps rice wine vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsps of agave nectar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 fresh lemon, juiced
fresh ground pepper to taste
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds

Mix all ingredients and chill before serving.

Happy eating!

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Written by Patrice Helmar

August 18, 2010 at 5:51 pm