It’s tailgating season, which means it’s buffalo wing time. I love spicy buffalo wings, but I have a love/hate relationship with those celery sticks they give you. The nice cool crispy crunchiness dipped in blue cheese dressing goes so well with wings. But…celery sticks. Nobody gets excited about celery sticks — if you do, WHY?!
That’s where this awesome blue cheese-laced coleslaw comes in. I like to use a combo of red cabbage and savoy cabbage; you can just use green cabbage if you want, but the savoy is a little softer and less fibrous, and adds an additional layer of texture when combined with the sturdier red cabbage. With a little celery tossed in to remind you of its roots, some toasted pepitas for a little extra pop, and plenty of delicious creamy blue cheese, this wing-ready slaw is the best thing ever next to a plate of these.
- 1/4 cup meyer lemon juice (about 1 lemon), or 1/4 regular lemon juice with a little agave nectar added
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 4 teaspoons honey
- Salt and pepper
- 1 head savoy or green cabbage, shredded
- 1 head red cabbage, shredded
- 1 1/2 cups scallions, sliced
- 1 1/2 cups celery, sliced
- 1 cup pepitas, roasted
- 1 1/2 cups blue cheese crumbles
- Mix the dressing separately from the slaw (and taste it to make sure it has enough salt and pepper) and add it in as you toss.
- Make sure you don't overdress the slaw, 'cause nobody likes soggy slaw.
- Eat immediately, or for best results, keep it in the fridge for a few hours before serving (I find that at least a couple hours in the fridge really helps the flavors meld).
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