Friday, April 25, 2014

Quick Carrot Slaw and Finicky Fiancés

Problem: Fiance dislikes all green food. Meaning side dishes are incredibly difficult to accomplish.

To me, BBQ needs a good slaw on the side. Preferably a vinegar-based situation. However, Cory won't touch anything green, so my slaw supplies are typically low, since a cabbage will go bad before I can consume it all myself. When I made my BBQ Chicken I really needed a palate cleanser and a fresh veggie combo to help tone down the heat and heaviness.

Carrots are one of the few veggies he'll eat, and while he didn't want to try this quick and tasty slaw, I knew the rest of the carrots wouldn't go to waste in the fridge. This slaw is quick and easy and makes a great tangy, light bite to pair with the spicy-sweet BBQ.

The carrots were provided by Grimmway Farms, who is sponsoring our Brunch Week, coming soon! I love their carrots. I used the shredded variety here, but their carrot chips are PERFECT for dips and hummus!

Quick Carrot Slaw

  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1/4 cup julienned cucumber
  • 4 tbs white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • pinch of pepper
  • optional: sesame seeds

-Mix all ingredients together and let sit in fridge for at least 10 minutes. Serve cold.


  1. Your fiance sounds like my brother in law -- nothing green + nothing white/creamy. So a salad with Ranch dressing or a mayo-based coleslaw are his worst enemies. This looks delicious and makes me SO happy that Josh will eat literally almost anything :)

  2. I feel like Michael would relate to you lol--it's ok Cory, I understand! :P

  3. mmm, this slaw sounds great! i love carrots :)