I love this slaw. Its great for picnics, magnificent with BBQ. The tarragon gives a delicious liquorish flavor and the chives a delicate onion. It has rich flavor and crisp texture sure to add delightful crunch.
Add this slaw to a weekend repast and you are sure to get raves.
For the dressing
1/2 cup very thinly sliced chives
1/2 cup very thinly sliced tarragon leaves, off the stems1/3 cup homemade or store bought mayonnaise
2 Tbs, juice of 1 small lemon
3 Tbs. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
ground black pepper to taste
For the Slaw
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shredded carrots
Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Combine the sliced cabbage and the salt in a large bowl. Add water to cover. Let stand together for 10 minutes, this begins to soften the cabbage so that it absorbs the dressing more readily. Add the shredded carrot to a large bowl. Rinse the cabbage in cold water. Drain and dry the cabbage in a salad spinner. Add to the bowl with the carrot. Pour the dressing over the cabbage and toss together until thoroughly combined. Place in a serving bowl and refrigerate until ready to use. Toss again before serving.
Recipe, writing and photos by Karen Pickus 2012
Courtesy Karen Pickus 2012