Yes, coleslaw is easy, but it's been done. A lot. However, the smart folks over at Food Network came up with a clever idea to make coleslaw fun again in this month's Food Network magazine. In their version (presented as a side dish for Falafel-Crusted Chicken), they thinned some hummus with lemon juice and tossed it with shredded coleslaw mix. What a brilliant idea!
For my version, I used broccoli slaw (because my kids like it better than cabbage), roasted garlic hummus (for a stronger flavor), and I sprinkled sesame seeds on top for a little visual cue that "this isn't your mom's slaw, baby!" It's amazing! The garlicky flavor makes a great contrast to any relatively plain or breaded meat, and the lemon juice replaces the vinegar nicely. The Food Network chefs added sliced radishes, but I like to let the garlic and lemon be the major flavors. And best of all, this super-healthy side dish comes together in under five minutes!
Lemony Garlic Broccoli Slaw
1 1-lb. package broccoli slaw (about 4 cups)
6 Tbsp roasted garlic hummus
juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
Mix hummus and lemon juice until smooth. Toss with broccoli slaw, then top with sesame seeds.
Shared with Monday Mania at the Healthy Home Economist and Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free and Fat Tuesday at Real Food Forager and Just Another Meatless Monday at Hey What's For Dinner Mom? and Real Food 101 at Ruth's Real Food and the Homestead Barn Hop at the Prairie Homestead and Make Your Own Monday at Nourishing Treasures and the Hearth and Soul Hop at Premeditated Leftovers and Traditional Tuesday at Whole New Mom and Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop and Gluten Free Wednesday at the Gluten Free Homemaker and Pennywise Platter at The Nourishing Gourmet and Whole Food Wednesday at Beyond the Peel and Wellness Weekend at Diet Dessert and Dogs and Freaky Friday at Real Food Freaks and Healing with Food Friday.