Pepper Jelly Slaw

I have a peculiar hobby – I compulsively buy fancy / fun / funky condiments.  And then I have to make up recipes to use them with.  I am a complete sucker for the condiments on offer at the local farmer’s market and love the challenge of creating new dishes or spicing up old ones with the treasures I pick up.

Weird Condiments
A few of my compulsive condiment finds; I have a whole shelf reserved for them in the Glover Gardens pantry

My Pepper Jelly Slaw came into being because I had some Inferno Sauce (like red pepper jelly) from one of my favorite vendors at the Tomball Farmers’ Market, Just Pure Flavors, and I wanted to use it for a spicy slaw.  I love throwing together a quick slaw, especially for a quick summer side dish, and seldom do it the same way twice.  But writing a cookbook requires a little more consistency, so today I’m capturing the Inferno Sauce / pepper jelly version of my throw-down slaw.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped multi-colored peppers (bell, banana, whatever you’ve got, even jalapeño if you like it spicy)
  • 1/4 finely chopped parsley or cilantro
  • 1/4 red pepper jelly, jalapeño jelly or my favorite the Inferno Sauce from Just Pure Flavors
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Cooking Instructions

In a medium bowl, toss the cabbage, red onion and peppers.  In a small bowl, whisk together the pepper jelly, cider vinegar, salt and pepper, then add the cilantro and whisk again.  Pour the dressing over the slaw and toss, then refrigerate for a half hour.  Toss again before serving.

Serving tip:  this slaw is a fantastic side dish with grilled meat or fish.  

Peppers
I used a mix of peppers from our garden
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Red or white cabbage works for this slaw
Slaw Makings
The bright mix of colors and flavors makes this a great side dish for grilled meats
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The finished product is as pretty as it is tasty

Copyright 2016, Glover Gardens Cookbook.

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