Simple Coleslaw for the Trail
Add a bit of fresh flair to your camp meals with this healthy side.
Simple Coleslaw: Step 1
“Coleslaw is the comfort food of salad,” says our Trail Chef Jennifer Bowen. “You just feel taken care of if someone takes the time to make some; it always seems a little bit special.”
Simple Coleslaw: Step 2
Wrap 1/4 head red cabbage in a moistened paper towel, then in a plastic bag. Leave the bag loosely opened, allowing cabbage to breathe. Pack salt and pepper to taste. Combine 3 tbsp vinegar and 3 tbsp sugar in a small screw top container.
Simple Coleslaw: Step 3
Spicy: 1/4 tsp red chili flakes (add to sugar/vinegar mixture)
Bavarian: 1/4 tsp dill (add to sugar/vinegar mixture) and a yellow mustard packet
Asian: 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds and a handful of slivered almonds (pack in a small zip-top bag or a little foil or paper packet).
Creamy: 2 mayo packets
Simple Coleslaw: Step 4
In camp Start your slaw first-thing so the cabbage will have time to marinate. The cabbage may have oxidized (darkened) over time; simply slice a thin section of the dark portion off. With a bowl close at hand, chop cabbage: First cut it into ¼-inch strips lengthwise. Then, working in sections, cut into ¼-inch chunks, adding to your bowl as you go.
Simple Coleslaw: Step 5
Toss with vinegar mixture and nuts or seeds. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover and set aside to marinate for at least 10 minutes.
Serves 2-3 as a side.
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