Category Archives: Coleslaw

Avocado Bean Wrap

I’ve been on the hunt for main dishes without meat in them. Meat is expensive and I’d like to come up with a list of things that 1) taste good 2) are filling 3) husband will eat without complaining there is no meat in them.  This recipe fit all those categories.  That being said, this wrap would taste really good with grilled chicken in it too.

2 cups red cabbage, shredded
3/4 cup carrot, shredded
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons minced red onion
tortillas

Shred cabbage and carrots…or be lazy and run them in the food processor till they look like this.

This may or may not be the color scheme of my sewing room.

Whisk together vinegar, pepper flakes, oil and salt. Mix with cabbage and carrot, set aside.

This would probably be good to eat as just regular coleslaw

Blend avocado and beans in the food processor till smooth. You could also use a potato masher, but it doesn’t make it as smooth as I like.

Food processors make life easy.

Mix cheese and onion in with the avocado and beans.

Try not to eat all of this before it makes it on the tortilla

I added about 1/3 cup of the avocado mix and 2/3 cup of the cabbage mix to the tortilla, but you can adjust it however you like.

If you overstuff your tortilla, it will explode. But it still tastes just as good.

Recipe is originally here, but I don’t like adobo chiles so I replaced them with red pepper.

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Apple Coleslaw

I am a big fan of coleslaw. I am basically a fan of any mayonnaise based salad. Michelle Obama hates me, I take pride in this.

3 cups chopped green cabbage
3 cups chopped red cabbage
2 cups chopped apple (sweet ones work best)
1 cup mayonnaise (puppy kicking will commence if you use miracle whip)
2 tablespoons honey

  • If you have a food processor, and you definitely should, use it to chop the cabbage. If you don’t, proceed to make a big mess chopping cabbage.
  • Chop apple and add to the cabbage mix.
  • Whisk the mayonnaise and honey together. More honey can be added if you like it sweeter. You can also increase the amount of mayonnaise (or decrease the amount of cabbage) if you like more sauce on it.
  • Pour mayonnaise mixture into the cabbage and apple.  Mix well.
  • Serve cold.
  • Makes 8-10 servings

adapted from Kraft. I didn’t think their recipe had enough sauce or apple in it, but it was a good starting point.