Grilled Slaw with Toasted Almonds

July 18, 2010 in Salads by Joyce Bunderson

Dr. Grandpa said that this is the best coleslaw that he has ever tasted. He kept saying, “What makes it taste so great?” I didn’t know for sure, since the grilling itself, and the flavorful ingredients all contributed to a splendid flavor. He said that this recipe was an exceptional winner – I was just trying to make a flavorful slaw without mayonnaise. I enjoy being successful, every so often. J

Dressing Ingredients:

1 tablespoon fresh chopped tarragon
¼ cup Dr. Grandma’s Delight all-natural, zero-calorie sweetener
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
½ cup toasted chopped almonds
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cumin

Salad Ingredients:

¾ to 1 large head green cabbage, cut into sections, leave cores on to hold together
6 green onion/scallions (same thing
1 ½ cups cucumber, diced
1 large carrot peeled and shredded


Leave cores on cabbage to hold the sections together. Rub a little oil on the cabbage and green onion surfaces. Grill for about 4 minutes per side, until grill marks form. While the cabbage and onions are being grilled, whisk the dressing ingredients together. Slice the green onions and cabbage, discarding the cores. Mix all the ingredients together. Note: I did the grilling step on the day before; then put the cabbage and onions into a refrigerator zip bag and did the cutting the next day.

Cut wedges of cabbage, leaving a piece of the core attached.

Lightly oil, salt and pepper.

Grill until scored.

Remove from the grill, cut immediately or refrigerate and cut later.

Wash the tarragon.

Snip the tarragon and add to the dressing ingredients.

Mix all the dressing ingredients.

Lightly toast chopped almonds in a skillet.

Cut the core off and discard; chop the cabbage and green onions.

Serve your tasty team of Mediterranean ingredients.

Just when you think that the children are gone from the home you may discover that the Grandpa is still a kid at heart. I served Dr. Grandma's whole wheat pancakes, Delight sweetened strawberry puree and blueberries for the holiday breakfast. The next thing that I knew, Dr. Grandpa was playing with his food. I took a picture, thinking that your kids or your grandpas may want to make patriotic pancakes too.

Dr. Grandpa's patriotic pancake.