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Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie

Apple and Aubergine Tarte Tatin, A Recipe from Lampedusa Pie

Aubergine and apple may sound like an unusual combination.  However, they make exquisitely delicious bedfellows in this aubergine and apple tarte tatin.  This gorgeous tarte is but one of many treasures in Andrea Burgener’s superb book, Lampedusa Pie. As awareness increases of the critical role […]

Easy Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats from the Instant Pot™

Easy Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats from the Instant Pot™

When chilly weather strikes, there’s no cosier way to start the day than with a piping hot bowl of apple pie steel cut oats.  Thanks to the Instant Pot™, it’s quick and easy enough to become part of your morning routine! If you haven’t ventured […]

Regal Apple Slaw

Regal Apple Slaw

This refreshing, crunchy slaw is the perfect counterpoint to a rich dinner.  It’s quick and easy to make, and is a guaranteed hit at family gatherings.

We southerners love our slaw, probably because we eat a lot of ham and fried foods.  The sweet, tangy crunch of fresh slaw helps to balance all that richness.

The slaws I grew up with are very different from the creamy glop commonly sold as slaw at fast food joints. These flavorful salads are composed of fresh, crunchy vegetables complemented by sweet, sour — almost pickle-like — vinaigrette.

As we head into barbecue season here in the Southern hemisphere, I start craving the fresh crunch of a good salad.  However, these ingredients are also well-suited to early fall in other parts of the world.  With the first nip of cold come gorgeous apples, and fennel is also lovely in the fall. This salad might be just as perfect an accompaniment for the last few barbecues of the season as it is for the first few here in South Africa.

Regal Apple Slaw |
This crunchy, sweet and sour slaw is bound to be a hit at family gatherings. A delicious counterpoint to an otherwise rich meal!

The Recipe

This pretty slaw is typical.  If you like the flavours, feel free to vary the ingredients.  Pears can be substituted for the apples, for instance.  Or, you can throw in a handful of thinly sliced radishes for some extra crunch and flavour.  Let your local market guide and inspire you.  Don’t hesitate to use the recipe as a starting point, inventing as you go.

I hope your family enjoys this salad as much as mine does.  Bon appétit!


Regal Apple Slaw
Regal Apple Slaw
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Category: salad
Cuisine: American

This delicious, crunchy slaw is fresh and light. It's the perfect counterpoint to the richness of grilled meats. A cooling side dish for steamy weekends.

  • For the salad
  • 2 pink apples, cored and thinly sliced (pink lady or gala apples are ideal)
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 small fennel bugs, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch celery, cleaned, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 30 g Italian parsley, finely chopped
    For the dressing!
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  1. Toss apple slices in 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, to prevent browning. Set aside.
  2. Combine remaining salad ingredients in a spacious bowl. Toss well to combine. Add apples, and toss again.
  3. Meanwhile, place 1/4 cup cider vinegar in a small bowl. Add olive oil in a steady stream, while whisking continuously. Whisk in remaining ingredients. Continue whisking until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Pour about 1/2 the dressing over salad ingredients, tossing thoroughly to coat. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours to marinate thoroughly. Serve cold.

Prep Time: 20 minutes Yield: 6
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories per serving: 320.12 kcal
Fat per serving: 27.31 g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.8 g
Carbs per serving: 19.62 g
Protein per serving: 1.06 g
Fiber per serving: 3.17 g
Sugar per serving: 14.8 g
Sodium per serving: 429.99 mg
Trans fat per serving: 0.0 g
Nutrition label for Regal Apple Slaw

Immune Boosting Juice with Winter Fruits

Immune Boosting Juice with Winter Fruits

By July, those of us who live in the Southern Hemisphere are already looking forward to spring.  During these final months of winter, I find my immune system — and my attitude — could both benefit from a little boost.  So, I like to start […]