It seems like it was just yesterday that we planted our cabbages in our straw bale garden. It is now almost mid-September and we are ready to harvest. We have had so much great food from the garden this year! Now, we are trying to do something a little new with this homemade coleslaw recipe.
Coleslaw is a good side to so many recipes. From chicken to smoked meats and burgers, coleslaw can be added as a side to lighten up a meal or add as a condiment. This coleslaw recipe below is one you can quickly and easily do with any cabbage, but today we are pulling one from our garden.
In the garden, the cabbage plants look like the one shown below. These were grown out of the sides of the straw bales and the heads are the size of small basketballs. The top layer of leaves was removed to make the cabbage as you see it above. One cool think about the straw bale gardens is that you can, in fact, grow many plants our the side of the bales. This gives your garden added square feet to plant in.
How To Make Coleslaw
Start by preparing the cabbage. We cut it with a sharp knife in the garden and brought the plant into the kitchen. Then we cut off the head and peeled off the outermost layer of leaves to reveal this beautiful purple head of cabbage.
Once it is removed, you basically just chop it up and throw it into a bowl and add a coleslaw dressing. I’ll show you how to make that below:
How To Make Coleslaw Dressing
To make the coleslaw dressing, you will need to gather a few ingredients together into a bowl before tossing it with your cabbage.