Memorial Day marks the un-official start to the summer cookout season! To help kick things off, I wanted to share one of my new favorite recipes – Sriracha Slaw! It’s basically a traditional cabbage slaw topped with a creamy and zesty Sriracha coleslaw dressing.
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Have you ever tried Sriracha hot sauce? It’s the spicy red sauce with the rooster on the bottle that you find in the Asian section of the grocery store. It’s very tres-chic these days. People are using it on everything from pizza to eggs to wings.
I love the flavor combination of this sauce. It’s sweet and garlicky and spicy. But, it’s not hot-sauce spicy. The flavor is deeper than traditional hot sauce. It’s more of a warming heat than a burn-your-tongue-off heat.
For a while now, I’ve been experimenting with Sriracha. I thought it would be interesting to pair this zippy sauce with something cool and creamy. So I took a bag of shredded coleslaw mix and made this Sriracha Coleslaw Dressing to go along with it.
The results were amazing! I loved all of the textures and flavors together. The crunch of the cabbage. The tang from the vinegar. A slight sweetness and, of course, the zest of the Sriracha. It really kicked up my traditional coleslaw to a whole new level.
I think I found a new summer salad favorite! Oh, and here’s the recipe for my traditional creamy coleslaw too!
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- 5 cups shredded green cabbage
- 5 cups shredded red cabbage
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 1/4 cup finely sliced green onions
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tbsp coarse-grained mustard
- 3 tbsp Sriracha
- In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, Sriracha, and mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar and salt.
- Add cabbage, carrots and onion.
- Mix well.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
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Memorial Day Whoopie Pies by The Freshman Cook
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Red, White and Blue Sangria by Love in the Kitchen
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