Thursday, July 20, 2017

Southwestern Coleslaw


It's summertime, and in addition to participating in the Summer Edition of #FreakyFriday, it also means we are in the full swing of reunions, potlucks and backyard barbecues!  In fact, we just finished celebrating July Fourth complete with meal on our deck with lots of old friends.  I was super excited to be invited to participate in #FreakyFriday for Summer because I love finding new recipes I can use for summertime entertaining. If you aren't familiar with #FreakyFriday, each person in the group is assigned a blog to recreate a recipe from.  All of this is kept a secret and today is the day we reveal our creations.  Not only with all of you, but with each other.  It's tons of fun to see who had what blog, and what recipes were chosen.  The bonus for all of you is not only do you get a collection of new recipe ideas, you are introduced to some talented new food bloggers as well.  


For the Summer Edition of #FreakyFriday I was assigned Lisa's Dinnertime Dish.  Lisa shares my passion for instilling a love of cooking in others, and her recipes are centered around finding ways to cook affordable, healthy meals.  We can all use more of that!  While browsing through Lisa's website, I was torn between several different recipes.  The Cheesy Hashbrown Bratwurst Brunch Bake (say that 5 times fast!) was really intriguing.  I love anything with Bratwurst, and we're always on the lookout for new breakfast and brunch friendly recipes.  In addition to making the Southwestern Coleslaw, I also made Lisa's Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Lemon Cream Sauce.  This turned out to be a wonderful recipe.  Impressive enough for company, but simple enough for a weeknight meal.  And while rich, and satisfying, only 1/4 cup of cream was used, so still on the healthy side  I decided to go with the Southwestern Coleslaw as my #FreakyFriday recipe because we agreed to lean toward summer inspired recipes.  Nothing seems more summery to me than a side of cool, crisp coleslaw!
 Like myself, Lisa's family isn't crazy about mayo-based coleslaw, so Lisa created this mayo-free version with a Southwestern twist.  It's different than your basic coleslaw, so if you're looking for something new to take to your next backyard get-together, this is a must try.  It's a great combination of flavors.  There's some smokiness from the cumin, a little kick from the fresh jalapeno, and just a touch of sweetness from the honey to round it out.  Bonus, it starts with a bag of basic coleslaw mix, so the preparation is super simple. 

The addition of black beans adds some heartiness to this recipe too, while keeping it light and healthy.  Fresh tomato and cilantro round out the southwest flavor nicely, and the dressing made up of olive oil, lime juice and rice vinegar provide that tart flavor you expect in a coleslaw.  This is the ideal summer dish.  We served it alongside tacos, but it would be even better ON A TACO.  Topping a fish taco would be fabulous, but it would be equally delicious alongside your favorite burger or hot dog.  I encourage you to head over and check out Lisa's Dinnertime Dish.  She's got a wide variety of recipes, with beautifully composed pictures and simple to follow instructions.  (Many of which I will be making in the future!)  She truly does inspire folks to get in the kitchen!

Southwestern Coleslaw

By: Lisa's Dinnertime Dish

1 (14 ounce) package coleslaw mix
1 (14 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 3 or 4 squeezed)
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients, through the jalapeno.  To make the dressing, whisk together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl, until well combined.  Pour dressing over salad ingredients and toss gently to combine.  Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop.  Enjoy!

Prep Time:  Approximately 15 minutes     Cook Time: 0

#FreakyFriday Participating Bloggers:

#FreakyFridayRecipe Summer 2017 Edition

A Dish of Daily Life - Mexican Black Beans
 An Affair from the Heart -Deconstructed Guacamole Salad
A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures - Homemade Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
Aunt Bee's Recipes - P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wrap Salad
Belle of the Kitchen - Crock Pot Honey Sriracha Meatballs
Bowl Me Over - Grilled Shrimp Nicoise Salad
The Devilish Dish - Southwestern Coleslaw
The Flavor Blender - Creamy Frozen Margarita Pie Slice with a Pretzel Crust
Full Belly Sisters - Bacon Scallion Deviled Eggs
The Foodie Affair – New Zealand Bacon and Egg Pie
Honey & Birch - Grilled Guacamole
Hostess at Heart - Easy Oven-Baked Chicken Fajitas
Lemoine Family Recipes - Easy Peach Dumplings
Lisa's Dinnertime Dish - Tortellini Caprese Salad
PicNic - Oreo Scones
PlatterTalk - Black Bean and Roasted Corn Chowder
Seduction in the Kitchen - Peach Sweet Tea
Take Two Tapas - Spicy Margarita Shrimp Skewers
Who Needs a Cape? - No Bake Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake Parfait

Be sure and visit all of these talented bloggers for more unique inspirations...






36 comments:

  1. Mmm I love coleslaw!!! This I would really enjoy!!

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  2. I'm glad you chose to make this recipe! It's a family favorite in my house!

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    1. We loved it too! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  3. I love this salad. It would be delicious on a taco too and it's perfect for summer.

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    1. Yes it is! We loved the flavors!

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  4. Such a pretty slaw with lots of the colors which means LOTS of flavors!

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    1. Exactly! It's really vibrant on the plate!

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  5. This looks great and I especially love the use of black beans in this slaw; nicely done!

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    1. Thanks Dan! It made a very colorful salad!

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  6. Such a fun and way more colorful play on coleslaw! A great summer side for sure!!!

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    1. With a little Southwest twist. We really enjoyed it!

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  7. Oh I totally want to serve this over some grilled chicken! YUM!!!

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  8. I love the southwestern twist on this recipe!!

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    1. Me too! It was really refreshing!

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    1. It really it! I hope you get the opportunity to try it soon!

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  10. So many great flavors in one dish!!! YUM!

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  11. Super easy and sounds so flavorful. The hearty beans make this slaw a filling meal on its own!

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    1. You could totally make a meal of this!

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  12. I love coleslaw and this sounds a million times even more delicious than a normal one!

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    1. It's a great twist on a classic!

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  13. This is a great recipe!! I love the idea of putting it on fish tacos!!

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    1. It would be fabulous on a fish taco!

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  14. I love this recipe, a great slaw is always a delicious addition to any meal. Making a taco sounds like a great way to enjoy leftovers - great salad!!

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    1. Yes! It it just a delish the second night :)

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  15. I can think of so many ways to enjoy this! Looks amazing !

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  16. Love this! We love coleslaw but don't like mayo in ours either! I need to try this recipe! :)

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    1. Definitely! We aren't big mayo fans either so it was perfect for our house!

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  17. I love the Southwest flavors and spices in the coleslaw! I am not a huge mayo fan and tend to use yogurt and lemon juice or even just oil and vinegar. The black beans in there are a nice touch too!

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    1. I will totally try yogurt and lemon instead of mayo from now on. I'm not a fan either!

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  18. I always like finding new recipes I can use for our summer get togethers...this one looks like a winner!

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    1. It definitely is! Thanks Michelle!

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