Why It Works
- Puréeing fresh Fresno chili into the dressing gives this coleslaw mild heat in every bite.
- Using a small amount of heavy cream instead of mayonnaise makes for a lighter slaw that's both creamy and bright.
This simple and refreshing coleslaw balances the sweet, floral heat of Fresno chili in a tangy and creamy vinaigrette. The most time-consuming step of the recipe—letting the coleslaw wilt after it's mixed with the dressing—is completely hands-off, giving you time to prepare the rest of your meal.
For the Chile Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup (120ml) extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup (60ml) apple cider vinegar
1 Fresno chile pepper (20g), stemmed and seeded
2 teaspoons (10g) sugar
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
1/4 cup (60ml) heavy cream
For the Slaw:
10 ounces (280g) shredded green or Savoy cabbage
10 ounces (280g) shredded purple cabbage
10 ounces (280g) shredded carrot
For the Chili Vinaigrette: Add all ingredients except cream to the jar of a blender and blend on high until smooth, scraping down sides of blender jar as needed with a flexible spatula. Turn blender on low speed and slowly add cream to emulsify. Season vinaigrette to taste with salt and pepper.
For the Slaw: Combine cabbages and carrots in a large bowl. Pour chili vinaigrette over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Let slaw sit for at least 10 to 15 minutes before serving. (I tend to like my slaw a little more wilted, so I let it sit for 30 minutes.) Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt if desired. Cover slaw and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Blender, flexible spatula
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 33g||43%|
|Saturated Fat 7g||37%|
|Total Carbohydrate 20g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 6g||20%|
|Total Sugars 9g|
|Vitamin C 68mg||342%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|