Its been probably a year since I’ve shared a recipe post with y’all so its long overdue! When I was pregnant and early on in Gabe’s life, I just wasn’t experimenting in the kitchen much so I just never had new original recipes to blog about but I’m starting to get back into it and I’m excited to share this recipe for cranberry pecan coleslaw!
Something interesting about me is that I hate summer. I’m all about fall, and typically enjoy winter and spring but summer is not my fave. In Tennessee, you can’t really enjoy the outdoors in the summer. Its like 100% humidity everyday and in the 90’s or more. Yuck! You step outside and immediately start sweating. Unless you’re swimming or playing in the water, being outside is pretty miserable, and I’m not a water person. BUT with that being said, I do try to find a few things about summer that I do like and can enjoy and I focus on those things so I’m not being a Debbie downer all summer. 😉 Summer foods are one of those things!! Summer has some GOOD food. Cookout food, picnic food, grilled everything, and fresh veggies and fruits! I really enjoy all the fresh flavors of summer and I’m trying to incorporate lots of summery flavors into our meal plans. This coleslaw recipe tastes like summer!
The way I come up with most recipes is by thinking of something I want to make, googling recipes, reading a bunch of them, and combining my favorite parts of them and adding my own twist based on what I have in my pantry already and I just see how it turns out. This coleslaw was a combo of a couple different recipes with some substitutions based on what I had, and it turned out to be a home run! We were having pork bbq sandwiches and this (along with dill pickles and sweet-n-spicy bbq sauce) made them amazing! Hope you like it!
- 1/2 Head Red Cabbage (4-5 cups), thinly sliced
- 1/4 of a white onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 of a carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
- 3 tbs dried cranberries, roughly chopped
- 3 tbs pecans, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- Cut up all ingredients. Try to keep all vegetables relatively uniform in shape.
- Mix all ingredients together!