Saturday, January 31, 2009

Simple Slaw

This classic coleslaw dish relies on two ingredients for the dressing that are decidedly not vegan - buttermilk and mayonnaise. Luckily, it's easy to procure vegan versions of both! Serve this alongside any veggie burger of your choice for a quick dinner.

Combine one cup plain soy milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice and let stand 5 minutes to clabber (sour) it.

In a bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of the 'buttermilk' (reserve the rest for another use if you like), with 3 tablespoons of vegan mayonnaise, 1/4 tsp. celery salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. My favorite vegan mayo is the Light Canola mayo from Spectrum Organics: Vegenaise is another canola oil-based alternative. I'm not as big a fan of Nayonaise, which is soymilk-based.

In a large bowl, combine 6 cups thinly sliced green cabbage and 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture, tossing to coat.

1 cup is 60 calories. I can't slice my cabbage quite as thinly as the pre-packaged slaw, but I think I did a pretty good job.

'mayonnaise' $4.99
celery salt $2.39
green cabbage $2.81

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance