Mayo-free Fennel and Cabbage Slaw is crisp, vibrant, and perfect for all your spring time coleslaw needs.
First things first: the weather has been so gorgeous here on the west side that the words have been sucked right out of me like that alien did to Zander’s brains in Starship Troopers. But in a more amazing/pleasant/inspiring, less disgusting/brain-sucking/alien-involved way.
It’s been sunny and warm and the birds are chirping. I just want to lay in the sand by the lake and Sudoku my face off. Which for me just means writing arbitrary numbers in boxes and calling it a win, because can anyone reeeeeeally win at Sudoku? The answer is no. Sudoku is, in a word, impossible.
I don’t mean to tease you folks who are still cold and buried in snow with my talk of sun and sand and Sudoku, but I just can’t hold it in. This weather…sigh…this weather, other than sucking out my brain words and making me make ewok noises (do ewoks make noises?), has forced me to make vibrant, crisp food like fennel and cabbage slaw. Damn that weather.
Slaw. Coleslaw. I neeeeeeeeeee’er used to like it. Because it’s soaked in mayonnaise. Not cool. Once I realized plain yogurt can be used to replace mayo, I began making slaw all by my lonesome and lemme tell you, it’s so un-disgusting that it’s amazing. True story. This is a fennel and cabbage slaw (that, my friends, is a twofer) with carrots, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and a zesty lemon-yogurt dressing. I loved it so hard that I ate 80% of it off of a fork instead of using it as intended (on burgers, tacos, whatevers).
It’s fennel season! Do you love it? I used to be intimidated by fennel in all its bulbous nature, but it’s really no different from incorporating any other vegetable into your cooking. You encourage its distinct flavor by using it in a way that compliments it. You can leave it raw in salads and slaw, or cook it up into soups, stews, or stir fry. Once upon a time, I made Fennel and Rice Soup. The end. Just kidding, it was delicious. Now, the end.
Head over to Oh My Veggies to get your fennel fix with my Fennel and Cabbage Slaw Recipe!