Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Dui Dishes' Honey Dijon Spiced Pecan Coleslaw


 I'm lucky to have  two libraries not more than five minutes away from Gregory's house. I can ride my bike to the High Springs Library and this year I discovered the  Alachua branch.

I'm working my way through their cookbook slection and above books was one of many I've enjoyed.

My favorite coleslaw recipe is Crack Coleslaw but always looking for other recipes without a lot of mayo.

1/2 medium red onion, minced( used 4 green onions-tops and bottom)
16 oz shredded cabbage
1 carrot, shredded
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1 tablespoon mayo ( used Greek Yogurt)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup honey
zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon caraway seeds or celery seeds (didn't use either one)
1/2 cup pecans, chopped ( used 1/4 cup)
1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon white sugar
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup dried cranberries
kosher salt

Mix onion, cabbage and carrot in a large bowl.

In another small bowl whisk mustard, mayo, vinegar, honey, lemon juice and zest and celery seeds. Season to taste with salt. Pour dressing over coleslaw mix. Toss well then chill in the fridge.

When the coleslaw is in the fridge melt butter in a pan and toss in pecans. Sprinkle with cayenne and brown sugar and toss to coat. Slide onto parchement paper and put in the freezer until chilled.

When ready to serve, add the spiced pecans and cranberries to slaw and toss to combine

I added the canraisins when I was ready to eat it.


  1. Oh boy-coleslaw with candied pecans and dried cranberries? YUM! I've gotten away from mayonnaise in recipes....I don't mind a little but just mayonnaise alone is too overpowering for me now. I just love Greek yogurt-and good to hear it works well in this recipe.

    I love trying different coleslaws (and I agree-that Crack Slaw is DELICIOUS).

    Lucky you having libraries in the area that actually have a good cookbook section-the one here in town doesn't get many cookbooks in-and the new ones they do get in do nothing for me. I've read through their supply but I always hope there will be something new that interests me when I pop in there.

    A pinning I shall go! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty-and I LOVE that bowl too, :)


    1. Thanks Carol. I thought this was a make again and like using Greek yogurt also.

      I bought a set for four of those dishes at William Sonoma. I got them on sale after Valentines Day for 75% off!

  2. This sound delicious! I don't care for a lot of mayo in my coleslaw. But I love greek yogurt and all the different ingredients you have in there. Sounds like a recipe I am going to love. Thank you for sharing on Tuesday Trivia. Pinning and sharing on facebook.

    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

    1. Thanks Wanda. Hope everyone checks out- http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/.
      Your double chocolate zucchini bread looks delicious.

  3. Thank you so much for linking up at Thank You Honey's Whatever Wednesday party!!