Welcome to week two of my summer guest blogger series. This week we have Christina from It's a Keeper sharing a great summer salad, Sriracha Slaw. Enjoy!
Hi there! I’m Christina from It’s a Keeper ( www.itisakeeper.com), a food and cooking blog where I test recipes to see if they’re (you guessed it…) keepers. Bernadette has graciously let me take Rants from my Crazy Kitchen today and share one of my favorite recipes with you.
Like Bernadette, I’m also from northeastern PA and summer is right around the corner so I thought I would share one of my favorite summer salad recipes – Sriracha Coleslaw! It’s a fun twist on my traditional coleslaw recipe.
Have you ever tried Sriracha hot sauce? It’s the spicy red sauce with the rooster on the bottle that you find in the Asian section of the grocery store. It’s very tres-chic these days. People are using it on everything from pizza to eggs to wings.
I love the flavor combination of this sauce. It’s sweet and garlicky and spicy. But, it’s not hot-sauce spicy. The flavor is deeper than traditional hot sauce. It’s more of a warming heat than a burn-your-tongue-off heat.
For a while now, I’ve been experimenting with Sriracha. I thought it would be interesting to pair this zippy sauce with something cool and creamy. The results were amazing! I loved all of the textures and flavors together. The crunch of the cabbage. The tang from the vinegar. A slight sweetness and, of course, the zest of the Sriracha. It really kicked up my traditional coleslaw to a whole new level.
I love it paired with my Slow Cooker Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches. Give this recipe a try – you may have just found your new summer salad favorite! I did.
Compliments of It’s a Keeper
5 cups shredded green cabbage
5 cups shredded red cabbage
2 cups shredded carrots
¼ cup finely sliced green onions
2 tsp lemon juice
½ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup mayonnaise
¼ cup sour cream
1 tbsp coarse-grained mustard
3 tbsp Sriracha
In a large bowl, combine the lemon juice, mayonnaise, sour cream, Sriracha, and mustard, vinegar, sugar and salt. Add cabbage, carrots and onion. Mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Christina is the Cook and Bottle Washer at It’s a Keeper (www.itisakeeper.com), a blog that provides tried and true recipes that are easy to make and, most importantly, taste great! It’s a Keeper is also about sharing her passion for cooking, recipes, helpful hints and ideas on how to cook more despite busy life. You can find more delicious recipes like this one on It’s a Keeper.