Crunchy Summer Slaw

Summer is here and it’s time for fresh, easy salads. And boy, oh boy, do I have an easy peasy fresh salad to share with all of you! Who wants to be stuck in the kitchen when the fun of summer is calling your name?

Not me!

This salad can be enjoyed on its own as a perfect little lunch or served with any meat that you might be preparing. Better yet, impress all of you friends at the next summer potluck!

Are you ready?

These are the 4 simple ingredients brought to you by Trader Joe’s.

Now if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s in your neck of the woods, I’m so VERY sorry! But don’t worry, you should be able to find all of these little goodies at your local grocery store.

1 bag of shredded cabbage ( feel free to shred your own if you wish, I just love the texture of the Trader Joe’s already shredded)

1 bag of organic broccoli slaw with carrots

1 bunch of fresh cilantro

1 cup of old fashioned salted blister peanuts

Now this is your secret ingredient -

The sweet poppy seed dressing! It’s to-die-for! Not too sweet or thick and just the right amount of poppy seeds!

Now let’s begin.

First grab a big sharp knife and cutting board, cut off the stems and give your cilantro a rough chop.

I wish that you smell the fresh yummy scent of this cilantro filling my kitchen.

Heaven on earth!

I like my cilantro chopped on the bigger side because I love the flavor, especially in this dish. But feel free to chop it to whatever size you like!

Next mix the bag of cabbage and broccoli slaw together. If you’ve never tastes broccoli slaw then you are in for a treat! It’s so crunchy and adds a great texture to the salad.

Next add peanuts and pour the whole bottle of dressing all over the top!

Sprinkle on the chopped cilantro…

then give it a good toss add a few pinches of salt and pepper to taste…

and you now have the perfect refreshing, crunchy, salty & sweet slaw that takes minutes AND will put a smile on your face with each bite!

So what are you waiting for? Go have some FUN!

Happy Summer!


Do you have any yummy salads to share?

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  1. Posted May 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Love your slaw recipe :) I have about 5 heads of cabbage I need to use up. I know what I am doing with one now.

  2. Maria
    Posted June 1, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    I will try this one for sure. I get a good, light poppy seed dressing at fresh market, too.

  3. Posted June 2, 2010 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    Yummers!!! I CANNOT wait to try this :D I may try FatFree poppy seed dressing, though, as I’m tryin’ to get rid of some extra winter weight!

  4. Posted June 5, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    what a gorgeous slaw!!! those are great images too!

    • Posted June 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

      Why thank you so much Chef Dennis! I’m flattered!

  5. Posted October 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Even in the fall, this sounds AWESOME! Thank you!

  6. Diana
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    I am definitely looking forward to trying this! Looks delicious and beautiful. Thanks!! =)

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