Saturday, June 1, 2013

Vinegar Slaw with Cucumbers and Dill

In Florida I put Smitten Kitchen's book on reserve. I was number 228 on the list. I checked before we left and I was 187.

Back home I added the cookbook to my local library reserve list and I had it in two days.

Difference in libraries, in Florida you can keep a book out for a month. Home- new books 2 weeks. I also use interlibrary loan at home and I can get books from all over the Island where in Florida the interlibrary range is very limited.

I'm not a fan of mayo-sogged Cole Slaw. I never make it and usually make my favorite which is Crack Cole Slaw. I saw this recipe in The Smitten Kitchen cookbook and I had cabbage in the fridge which I brought back from Florida and wanted to give it a try.

1 medium head green cabbage, cored and shredded

1 large seedless cucumber ( about a pound) sliced thin( used a seeded cucumber)

2 Tbl. chopped fresh dill( used dried)

1/2 cup white wine vinegar

2 Tbl. Kosher Salt( used 1 Tbl. salt)

4 tsp. sugar

1/2 cup cold water( didn't add, I don't like my slaw watery)

I also added one carrot for color and my personal taste.

I shredded the cabbage and carrot in the Cuisinart. I added the cabbage and carrot to a large bowl and added the sliced cucumber and the dill and gave it a good toss to make sure everything was combined.

In another bowl I added the vinegar, salt and sugar and used my whisk to mix until the salt and sugar was dissolved.

Pour the vinegar mixture over the salad.

Left it in the fridge and tossed a few times and picked on it to see how it tasted.


  1. Gm Linda. What a refreshing looking recipe. Cucumbers is a new character for me. I too do not like soupy slaw. I've seen lots of nice recipes from her. I know I pinned several. Thanks for sharing this one.

    Looks wonderful. It really does make for a nice side. I too would add the carrots. Love the crunch.

    Hi to all that pops in. Enjoy the weekend.

  2. That looks and sounds really good Linda. I have gotten away from anything too mayonnaise-y these days-just lost my taste for it. I'd be more than happy to give this one a try. We love coleslaw and I love making it different ways.

    Thanks! Stay cool-it's gonna be a hot one today!


  3. Linda: Your blog is fabulous! Will try the coleslaw recipe - needed a good one for summertime entertaining! Thank U Scarlett

    NOTE: I'm not anonymous! but that one was the only one that would go thru!

  4. Scarlett! SO happy you found me! I started the blog over a year ago as a place to add recipes that I've made.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Hi Linda - Made your coleslaw over the weekend....Jack caught a huge redfish (within the limits!) so it was a delicious addition to our fish brother and his wife are visiting mid October so plan to make it for them - thanks for a great recipe! Scarlett

    1. I don't think I ever had redfish. Did he catch it in the ocean or a river? Have to tell Gabe about it, we love fish.

      Glad you liked it.

      We will be down soon. Sometime in October.