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Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Green apple and almonds are tossed with cabbage and mint dressing in this spin on slaw

Green apple and cabbage slaw with honey-mint vinaigrette
Green apple and cabbage slaw with honey-mint vinaigrette(Sheryl Julian for The Boston Globe)

Serves 6

Crisp, crunchy, fresh, and bright, this green apple and cabbage slaw is tossed with briny feta, toasty almonds, and a minty-sweet vinaigrette. Shred the cabbage with a hand-held slicer or long chef’s knife and cut the apple just before adding to the salad to prevent it from browning. You need a whole bunch of mint — most for the dressing, the rest for adding to the bowl. Serve as an appetizer, dress it up with grilled salmon or chicken for a refreshing main course (for four), or pile it on your favorite tacos for a fun spin on slaw.

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DRESSING

2tablespoons honey
1teaspoon Dijon mustard
Juice of 1 lemon
¼teaspoon salt, or more to taste
½cup olive oil
¾bunch fresh mint

1. In a blender, combine the honey, mustard, lemon juice, and salt. Pulse for 30 seconds.

2. While the machine is running, remove the insert in the cap and slowly drizzle in the olive oil; blend until emulsified.

3. Add the mint and pulse about 15 times, or until the leaves have broken down, but flecks remain visible.

4. Transfer to a bowl. Taste for seasoning and add more salt, if you like (the feta will add a salty note).

SALAD

1small head green cabbage, quartered and thinly shredded
¼bunch fresh mint, leaves torn
cup roasted, unsalted almonds, chopped
1Granny Smith apple, cored, seeded, and cut into thin slices
teaspoon salt
4ounces feta, crumbled

1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, all but 1 tablespoon of the mint, almonds, and dressing. Toss well.

2. In a small bowl, toss the apple and salt. Add to the cabbage mixture and toss again. Garnish with the feta and remaining mint. Michelle-Marie Gilkeson


Michelle-Marie Gilkeson can be reached at michelle.marie.gilkeson@gmail.com.