|Blueberry Fig Coleslaw Salad
to a summertime potluck meal or barbecue, only if you don’t mind getting a lot
of recipe requests. Because, even though it takes an extra five minutes to make
the dressing, it’s well worth it because it really makes the salad!
fruit will work, also. If you don’t have fresh figs in season, just use the
dried ones in a pinch. (Like I did here) Make the dressing in advance and store
in the refrigerator, and layer the rest of the salad
|We’re all about al fresco entertaining and bright colors
ingredients in a covered
big bowl together the day before. All you’ll need the day of, is a couple of big
spoons to toss the salad and dressing together. Do this right before serving, keeping it in the shade. Recipe below:
throughout California. Here are some trendy California outdoor entertaining tips:
- Simplify your life by pulling the bar cart out and serving
your signature pre-mixed cocktail, such as Margaritas or Hurricanes.
- Set up a s’mores station near your fire pit or outdoor
fireplace. Whittle away the ends of small branches to use as rustic marshmallow
- Gourmet flavored popcorn bars or stations, meaning a
combination of large bowls covered with colorful kitchen towels (or lidded glass jars) filled
with popcorn, with labels and small serving bowls.
- Bright, bold and intense colors are really hot right now, such as
oranges, yellows, pinks, purples, lime green, or turquoise. Add color with brightly hued
fabric napkins, ceramic or melamine platters, paintable garden furniture, or
Salmon Seasoning by Chef Paul Prudhomme
Dates, coarsely chopped (or ½ dried dates)
package coleslaw: red, green cabbage and carrot mix
shredded (if desired)
Whisk well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for an hour. Combine coleslaw mix, raisins, dates, nuts, blueberries, carrot, and to a large
mixing bowl. This recipe makes more than enough for about 1 package of coleslaw
mix. Add dressing gradually by ¼ cup full to bowl and mix to determine when
you’ve added enough to lightly wet all coleslaw mix. You’ll have extra
dressing, that when refrigerated, lasts about a week.