Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Coleslaw

My friend Sarah gave me some of her yummy Jalapeno Jelly and I've been looking for ways to use it and I came across this recipe watching TV which uses the jelly in the dressing. The idea of mixing these ingredients together sounds a little wacky and scary but the flavor of this salad will knock your socks off, it's that amazing!! You have to try it! PS ... I found a package of pumpkin seeds at the gas station :) Something about this dressing keeps your apples from going brown so you don't have to serve it right after you make it.

Makes 8 servings

1/2 to 3/4 head of red cabbage - thinly sliced
1 red apple (any kind you like) cut into small chunks
1 green apple (any kind you like) cut into small chunks
1/3 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/3 cup jalapeno pepper jelly
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, apples, pumpkin seeds, and cilantro. In a small bowl, combine the jelly, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, and cumin, stirring until smooth. Pour dressing over the cabbage mixture; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

* Recipe adapted from: Paula Deen

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