Summertime is just around the corner, and you know what that means: BBQ time! We’ve come up with a delicious pairing… cherry slaw! This isn’t just any slaw, we created a sweet and spicy slaw that pairs with nearly anything. From BBQ chicken, steak, to grilled fish, a pulled pork sandwich, and even tacos!
Rainier cherries will be harvested this summer, and what better way to utilize our dried Northwest Rainiers than by adding them to this fresh slaw. The Rainiers give our slaw the sweet flavor we were looking for. However, you can definitely substitute the Rainiers with Tart Cherries. We suggest the Columbia River Tarts. These are lightly sweetened, so they’ll still add a little hint of sweetness to the slaw.
Wow guests with this fun cherry slaw! The best thing is the recipe is as simple as combining all the ingredients together. Enjoy!
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup cider vinegar (white wine vinegar can be substituted)
- 1 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
- 2 Tbsp basil chiffondade (chiffonade is a style of rolling a few leaves and thinly slicing the basil)
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 Tbsp honey (sugar can be substituted)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp white pepper
- 1 tsp chile powder
- ½ head green cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups)
- ¼ cup shredded spring onion
- ¼ cup shredded celery
- 2 roma tomatoes - seeds removed and chopped
- 1 jalapeño, finely diced
- 1 cup Chukar® Northwest Rainiers
- Whisk all of the dressing ingredients until well combined. A food processor or blender works great too.
- Toss all slaw blend ingredients together with ½-¾ cup dressing (or more to your discretion).
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Rainier cherries are noted for their sweet juices and tenderness when dried. An excellent all-around cherry for snacking and baking, the Rainier is an original Washington variety. No sugar added.
Columbia River Tarts are slightly sweetened making them an excellent baking cherry. Use in lieu of raisins and dried cranberries in favorite recipes.