Maplethorpe Apple Slaw
It is the middle of winter on Prince Edward Island and what’s a locavore to do? Well, we’re trying to find ways to use locally-grown root vegetables in an interesting, new way. Maplethorpe Apple Slaw is a cool pick-me-up for your plate. The ingredients are cheap and the entire dish is surprisingly easy to make. This recipe will serve 6 or 8.
1/2 medium green cabbage, washed, cored and outer leaves removed
1 large carrot, peeled
2 apples, peeled, quartered and cored
2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
1/4 cup mayonnaise
handful of dried fruit, cranberries or dried cherries, raisins or dried blueberries
1. Chop the cabbage to the desired fineness and place in a large mixing bowl.
2.Chop the carrot to same size as cabbage and add to the bowl.
3. Dice the apples. Any kind of apple will do, but some tend to turn brown–a splash of lemon juice will help keep them fresh. Add to the carrot and cabbage and mix.
4. Toss in the dried fruit, if using.
5. Final step! Mix in the whole grain mustard and mayo and stir well. Adjust the quantities to achieve the desired level of creaminess–exact amount needed depends on the size of the cabbage and carrot. If you prefer something sweeter, add a tablespoon or two of sugar.