June 29, 2012

Cucumber Coleslaw for Foodie Friends Friday

Welcome to my first linky party!  I thought I would bring coleslaw to the party, because who doesn't love coleslaw at a summer party?  Instead of the traditional cabbage mix and mayo, I used shredded cucumbers and bleu cheese.  It is tangy and cooling and a great twist on a barbecue classic.

Lime juice, juice from shredding the cucumbers, and a splash of rice wine vinegar mixed with crumbled bleu cheese mimics the color of traditional coleslaw sauce with its own refreshing flavor.  Crunchy granny smith apple and cucumber with the sweet corn and a touch of honey contrast beautifully with the bleu cheese.  I made it a few years ago and it has been rattling around in my brain for the past few months, just waiting for the fresh corn to come back!

Cucumber Coleslaw
1 large cucumber, peeled and deseeded
~8-10 oz of fresh or frozen thawed corn kernels
1/2 granny smith apple
5 oz of crumbled bleu cheese
1 lime, zest and juice
splash of rice wine vinegar (or white vinegar)
1 teaspoon of honey
salt and pepper to taste

Begin by grating the cucumber directly into the bowl, to catch any juice created. Add the corn. Slice two sides off of the granny smith apple, cut lengthwise in super thin half moons, turn on their sides and cut into matchsticks, and then cut the matchsticks in half. This will give you apple pieces similar to the size of the cucumber pieces.

Add the lime zest, lime juice, splash of vinegar, honey, and bleu cheese to the cucumber mixture. Combine and taste for seasoning, add salt and pepper to your taste. Let sit for at least an hour before serving for the flavors to meld. Enjoy!

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  1. I absolutely love apples in coleslaw! This looks like a good recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Refreshing for the summers.

  3. yum looks like a great twist on normal coleslaw!

  4. This looks amazing! Also, I nominated you for an award: http://binomialbaker.blogspot.com/2012/07/anniversary-and-award.html

  5. This is a great new take on coleslaw, love the cucumber and apples.

  6. This looks so delicious! I love slaws that are different.


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