Cumin Cabbage Slaw

cumin cabbage slaw

Yes, I realize there isn’t a jar in sight in the picture above. But I’ll have you know that the leftovers of that cabbage slaw are currently tucked away in a wide-mouth quart jar in my fridge, so at the very least, the recipe has come in contact with a jar. Also, the dressing is made by pouring everything into a pint jar and shaking vigorously. And, I’ve found that it continues to get more flavorful and delicious over time in cold storage, so it makes for an excellent keep-on-hand-in-a-jar salad.

I made this to go along with the turkey tacos I keep raving about (really, they are best), but it could go alongside any number of dishes. If you wanted to transform it from side dish to the main event, you could toss in some shredded chicken and chopped peanuts for a Mexican/Vietnamese flavor mash-up.

However you serve it, I’m certain it will taste good. And isn’t that the whole point? More specific recipe after the jump.

Cumin Cabbage Slaw

Ingredients

  • 1 small cabbage, about one pound, shredded
  • 1/2 bunch of cilantro, chopped
  • 4-5 green onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or sea salt (use less if using regular table salt)
  • 6-7 grinds of pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin (make sure your supply is fairly fresh, it begins to taste like dirt when elderly)

Instructions

  1. Heap cabbage, green onions and cilantro together in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. In a pint jar, combine all dressing ingredients and shake well.
  3. Pour over cabbage and toss together. Let sit for at least 15 minutes prior to serving, to give the dressing a chance to mingle with the vegetables.
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15 Responses to Cumin Cabbage Slaw

  1. 1
    dawn says:

    Mmmm. I must try this one.

  2. 2
    Mike says:

    OK, I will let your flimsy non-jar excuse slide by…only because this looks great. I haven’t made slaw yet this year, so this will be on my list soon!

  3. 3
    Melissa says:

    As much as I love cabbage (yes, love), the excitement that made me comment is about your bowl. Where did you get that bowl? An old roommate had one and I very much admired it. But I can’t seem to find anything like it. Suggestions?

    • 3.1
      Marisa says:

      Hey Melissa! I picked that bowl up at a thrift store about five years ago. I later learned that it by CathrineHolm, a mid-century designer. If you search eBay, you’ll find plenty of bowls like that. That particular pattern is called Lotus.

  4. 4
    molly says:

    I, for one, do not mind missing jars if we get a great recipe. I am totally and completely making this next time I trot out the turkey tacos. So glad you like them too.

  5. 5
    Kalyn says:

    Wow, I love the sound of this. And I agree, this would be wonderful with the turkey tacos!

    • 5.1
      Marisa says:

      Molly, I am currently a bit obsessed with your turkey tacos. I made them with a roasted red pepper turkey sausage (my local grocery store didn’t have any ground turkey that day) and they were amazing.

      Kalyn, the slaw is a really good foil for the spiced turkey mix.

  6. 6
    Denise says:

    I’m having a hard time finding your recipe for Turkey Tacos. Can you point me to the posting?

  7. 7
    Marisa says:

    Denise, here’s the link to that recipe:

    http://localfoods.about.com/od/maindishes/r/turkeytacos.htm

    I’ve also added it up in the post above. Sorry for the confusion!

  8. 8
    Sasha says:

    I love the theme of this blog. I particularly like the jarred gifts section- I think you are going to be referenced a LOT during the holiday season this year LOL.

    I got a recognition award from a fellow blogger the other day. Very Nice. I was asked to pass it on to other bloggers I like. You are on the list. Check out the posting at my blog, Global Tableā€¦

    Sasha

  9. 9

    […] The front of Sue’s Produce. I buy a whole lot of fruits and vegetables here, particularly in the winter when the farmers’ markets aren’t as exuberant. Tonight I picked up a red cabbage, one carrot, an orange, a lime and a pack of freshly made corn tortillas for $5.30. The cabbage, lime and carrot went into a version of this slaw. […]

  10. 10
    Laura says:

    This sounds like the perfect thing for taco night to cure our low carb blues! Thanks for this.

  11. 11

    […] Some of my favorites around the Interwebs are: Kaela over at Local Kitchen as a great Asian KALEslaw, Simply Recipes has a lovely Southwestern Slaw, Hungry Tigress has a Turkish Fermented Cabbage Slaw and Marisa of Food In Jars has a Cumin Cabbage Slaw. […]

  12. 12
    Jessica R says:

    I made this last night for a party. It was awesome!! Everyone loved it.

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    […] be making a version of this slaw, to go along side some chicken […]

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