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Monday, August 15, 2011

Balsamic Feta Slaw

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Today, we’re talking about Dennis. Not Dennis the Menace (though he is one), most likely the first Dennis that came to your mind. Dennis my dad. For the first twenty-one years or so of my life, I best knew him as “dad”. It wasn’t until my youngest sister began calling him Dennis that the rest of the family adopted the trend. Teenagers and their crazy ideas...what more can I say?!

Back to Dennis. The recipe I’m sharing with you today just so happens to be his favorite. His absolutefavoritedespitethefactthatmymomisthesaladqueenandhastonsofgoodsaladrecipesuphersleeve favorite. Did you catch that? Many of the salads on this list are from my mom, meaning they have been taste-tested by Dennis, and yet THIS is the one he’s declared his favorite. Really, this is more of a slaw than a salad, but Dennis says it’s his favorite salad, so we’ll go with it. 

I've mentioned our infrequent use of mayo, and the nice thing about this slaw is that it's vinegar and oil based. I get why it's the Dennis favorite--tangy balsamic, salty feta, and crunchy almonds make wonderful additions to the cabbage base. I imagine you'll be grilling out a few more times this summer--serve this alongside your main dish and see if you agree with Dennis!

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Balsamic Feta Slaw
*note: my mom didn't give me exact measurements for this recipe, so use ingredients according to your tastes!

-1 bag of cole slaw mix
-feta cheese
-toasted slivered almonds
-1 package of dried Good Seasons Italian Dressing
-balsamic vinegar

1. Prepare dressing according to package, substituting balsamic for the vinegar.
2. Toss cole slaw mix, feta cheese, and almonds in a large bowl with dressing. Chill until ready to serve.