This Mediterranean Coleslaw with blood orange vinaigrette is the perfect salad to serve this spring, especially for Easter.
Mediterranean Coleslaw Recipe
This simple, yet beautiful and healthy slaw is a side dish that can be prepared all year round.
This slaw is not overly extravagant or complicated, but the delicious flavors of the salty Goat´s cheese and tangy radishes complement each other incredibly well.
The addition of a beautiful blood orange dressing, really makes this unique slaw recipe come to life.
This recipe is simple to make and you can source the ingredients all year round. If you cannot find Blood Oranges, you can use any other kind of orange, or you can mix orange with some sweet ruby grapefruit for more flavor in the dressing.
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Ingredients Needed to Make this Recipe
To make the main Mediterranean slaw dish, you will need:
Radishes: If you can find organic radishes even better. Otherwise, make sure to clean and rinse the radishes well before cutting the greens.
Chop off the tail end, and slice the radishes ready to use in the salad.
This recipe calls for white cabbage, however, if you cannot find it then you can also use the green or purple variety.
It is important to wash the cabbage thoroughly with plenty of running water, before draining.
Goats Cheese: A star main ingredient that is incredibly delicious. Goat´s cheese has always been one of my favorites, but particularly in salads.
It adds so much flavor, is a healthy alternative to other cheeses, and is easy to use. Make sure to choose a good brand of Goat´s cheese, preferably organic if you can.
Kale: Get hold of a nice large bunch of Kale. It is incredibly healthy and packed with loads of vitamins and minerals. You can use any leftover Kale in smoothies!
Chopped Scallions or chives
For the Blood Orange Vinaigrette, you will need the following:
1 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, ¼ cup of Red Wine Vinegar, ¼ cup of the Juice of 3-4 Blood oranges, 2 tbsp of honey, and 3 tbsp of whole grain mustard
1 tbsp chopped parsley, 2 tbsp fresh oregano, Kosher salt, and Black Pepper
How to Make Mediterranean Slaw with a Blood Orange Vinaigrette
Prepare the Dressing
Start by preparing the dressing. Chop the fresh herbs and combine all of the ingredients except for the olive oil in a large bowl.
Add the oil in very slowly while whisking the ingredients together until thickened. You can set aside the dressing in the fridge while you prepare the main slaw.
Preparing the Slaw
In order to prepare the Main Slaw, combine the chopped cabbage, sliced radishes and scallions, and the chopped kale into a large bowl. Mix together until all of the ingredients are evenly mixed.
Drizzle over a generous amount of the Blood Orange Vinaigrette and mix to coat the vegetables.
Before serving, crumble over the Feta or Goat´s Cheese on top of the Slaw.
Enjoy this wonderfully fresh, interesting, and colorful slaw!
Mediterranean Coleslaw Recipe Tips and Tricks
There are many ways of bringing variety to this Mediterranean Coleslaw. For example, add some parmesan cheese for additional layers of flavor.
If you are not so keen on radishes or would like to introduce the radish flavor to children for example, why not use ½ cup of chopped tomatoes with a small handful of radishes? This is a great way to introduce the flavor.
Another great ingredient tip is to add some corn to sweeten the sharp radish flavor.
You may find that the Blood Orange Vinaigrette tends to separate over time. To ensure this does not happen, store your dressing in a sealed Mason jar or container and shake well before serving. The dressing will last up to 2-3 weeks in the fridge.
What to pair with Mediterranean Coleslaw
Radishes pair amazingly well with Goat´s Cheese or Feta.
I love to pair my radish and goat cheese slaw with puff pastry tartlets or as a side salad with some oven-baked salmon and roasted beets.
It is also great as an additional side salad with some fresh chicken and avocado sandwiches for an outdoor picnic, or as a side to barbecue meats.
How to Store Leftovers
Store your Mediterranean Coleslaw in an airtight, plastic container or a mason jar. Leftovers can keep for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
Be sure to eat within this time, otherwise, you can freeze the slaw for use at a later date.
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Radish & Goat Cheese Slaw w/ Blood Orange Vinaigrette
- 16 oz White Cabbage Shredded
- 2 cups Chopped Kale
- 1 cup Sliced Radishes
- 4 oz Goat Cheese
- ¼ cup Scallions
- Prepare the dressing by chopping herbs and combining all the ingredients except the olive oil in a large bowl. Then slowly drizzle in the oil while whisking vigorously until the vinaigrette has thickened. Refridgerate for 30 minutes
- To prepare the salad combine chopped kale, shredded cabbage, radishes and scallions in a large bowl drizzle over desired amount of blood orange vinaigrette (about ⅓ cup) and toss to coat. Top with crumbled goat cheese and serve