• The Left Chapter

Ginger Celery Carrot Slaw

A refreshing, tasty alternative to coleslaw.

Photo: Ginger Celery Carrot Slaw (upper left) with jerk chicken and rice


By Natalie


Today we are going to look at a terrific picnic or BBQ side dish that is a refreshing alternative to standard coleslaw. It uses a food processor and carrot and celery to create a texture reminiscent of the classic green slaw at KFC, though it is far less heavy and, at least we think, tastier.


Ingredients:


3 stalks celery cut into chunks

3 carrots cut into chunks

1 scallion cut into 4 pieces

1 medium or large clove garlic

1/2 Granny Smith apple

1/2 tsp herbed salt or regular salt (or to taste)

1 knob fresh ginger (peeled)

1/4 cup water

1 tsp canola oil

1 tsp cider vinegar

1 tsp lemon juice


In a food processor pulse the celery, carrot, scallion and garlic until they are small pieces, about 30-40 seconds.


Scrape minced vegetables into a bowl.


Using the same food processor bowl (no rinsing necessary) add the ginger and apple cut into chunks. Then add the water, salt, canola oil, cider vinegar and lemon juice.

Pulse and whirl, scraping down a couple of times until it becomes a slurry and mix into the salad. Taste and adjust seasoning.


If you do not have access to a food processor, simply grate the ingredients, finely chop the green onion and mix everything together manually. It will still be very good!


This delicious side goes very well with dishes like BBQed jerk chicken (as pictured above) or anything else you like coleslaw with.


Enjoy.