Horseradish Slaw

by brys on June 11, 2011 · 9 comments

I’m down in Seagrove Beach, Florida for the week. Today for lunch, we were craving something crunchy and light to go with some fried shrimp po-boys.

In the fridge, we had a head of green cabbage and some prepared horseradish (which we always have on hand to make cocktail sauce for boiled shrimp). I decided to combine the two in a slaw. I was heavy-handed with the horseradish and apple cider vinegar to give the cabbage a nasal heat and sour bite.

The slaw was awesome on top of the crunchy fried shrimp.

Here’s the recipe:

Horseradish slaw
serves 4-6

1 head green cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 medium Vidalia or other sweet onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Thinly slice the cabbage and onion, and combine the slices in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

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Shannon June 13, 2007 at 5:46 am

Great recipe! I brought it to a party last week and it was a hit. I substituted red onion for the sweet and used bagged, shredded slaw for convenience, and it worked very well. The party’s host even ate the small amount of leftovers for breakfast the next morning, but had a hard time identifying the horseradish as the “zingy” ingredient. Thanks!

bea at La tartine gourmande June 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Everything to make me happy in this recipe!

brys June 12, 2011 at 8:23 am

Thanks Bea. We kept the cabbage and vinegar theme going for dinner: Cooked onions with a sprinkling of sugar and salt and lots of smoked paprika until caramelized, then added 1 head of sliced red cabbage, apple cider vinegar and red wine and simmered until tender.

Mo June 13, 2011 at 8:40 am

I love vinegary slaw, but it never occurred to me to toss in horseradish (another favorite ingredient). I’ll have to try this, now that barbeque season is upon us! Thanks!

Cynthia June 14, 2011 at 8:56 am

I’m definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing.

Lydia June 15, 2011 at 8:55 am

I love the idea of the horseradish bite in the slaw — anything to add a bit of zip to the cabbage! I always add apple cider or grated raw apple to my cole slaws, too. Thanks for this recipe.

Deborah Dowd June 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm

This sounds wonderful- I love horseradish, and using it in slaw would make a great counterpoint to milder food instead of “cooling down” spicy foods- now that’s inspired!

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