Sunday, July 17, 2011

July Potluck with Jamie Oliver

Time for another Jamie Oliver potluck at I Heart Cooking Clubs and since dinner for us was grilled burgers I thought cole slaw would be perfect. So I made Jamie Oliver's Mexican Street Salad.  I loved it, it had a real tangy flavor from the lime. I should have let it sit a bit before I served it but as usual I was rushed. The kids didn't love it. I think next time I would mix the lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and jalapeno in a jar to combine it really well, rather than separately, I think the kids would have liked it better that way. I added avocado's because everything is better with avocado. At least we think so! I'd make this one again. Maybe add a little ancho chili powder or some cumin to the dressing, maybe even a little chipotle, too!




Mexican Street Salad (Cole Slaw)
Source: Original recipe can be found at JamieOliver.Com
Adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook
Printable Recipe

1/2 small green cabbage, shredded
1/2 small red cabbage, shredded
8-10 radishes, trimmed and finely sliced
2 carrots, peeled and finely sliced
a large bunch of fresh cilantro, leaves and stems finely chopped (more or less to taste)
1 or 2 large jalapeƱo's, finely sliced (more or less to taste!)
1 small red onion, peeled and finely sliced
extra virgin olive oil
juice of 2 limes
salt and pepper, to taste
diced avocado

Shred the green and red cabbage into two separate piles. Put just the white cabbage into a large bowl with the radishes, carrots and most of the cilantro. Mix everything together really well, then add almost all the chopped jalapeno, the red onion and red cabbage and pour on some extra virgin olive oil. Add most of the lime juice and a good pinch of salt and pepper, then toss together and taste. Just keep adjusting everything to your taste, if it needs more heat add some more jalapeno. When everything is just right, top with some diced avocado and a little swirl of olive oil and serve.

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16 comments:

  1. Sounds like a yummy side dish. And perfect for a hot summer day. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Looks very colorful. Never tried such a salad, very nutritious for sure.

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  3. I made this last week as-is...and it has become a permanent fixture in our kitchen ever since!

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  4. What a perfect summer side dish!! The avocado looks so delicious on top! Happy Sunday.

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  5. Gosh, don't those avocados look great? Easy, delicious salad! Just what we need in hot weather.

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  6. wow I could just make a meal of this,, yum!

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  7. This looks so good. And the addition of the avocado - YUM! This would be a good lunch for me at work :-)

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  8. Healthy,refreshing and delicious!Can't think of anything better in these hot summer days!

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  9. Adding the avocado is genius--it looks delicious and perfect for summer fun. ;-) Thanks for sharing it at Souper Sundays too.

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  10. I agree about avocados! I love cole slaws and this sounds like a delicious version. I think cole slaw does taste better after it has had a chance to mingle with the dressing for a while.

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  11. I'm not a big fan of Mexican food but there is nothing I don't like in this salad :)

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  12. Spiced up cole slaw - I love it! What a fabulous idea to have avocado and jalapenos with the slaw.

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  13. Great looking slaw. I love that this has that gorgeous tangy dressing rather than the usual creamy mayo-type dressing, and I also love the addition of the avocado.
    Sue xo

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  14. This slaw looks perfect on this very hot summer day. What a great accompaniment to BBQ anything!

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