Planning to throw a backyard barbeque party this summer? Take your BBQ to the next level by pairing it with this Buffalo Coleslaw from Ruled.me. It’s creamy and crunchy, like a perfect coleslaw should be. But here’s the twist: It also packs a spicy and tangy punch that will have you and your guests craving more. It’s the perfect side dish to round out the rich flavors of your smoked and grilled meats. It’s also quick and easy to make, so try to recreate this crowd-pleasing recipe today.
Spicy and Tangy Buffalo Coleslaw Recipe
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup organic hot sauce
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 large green cabbage, thinly sliced
- 2 large ribs of celery, finely diced
- 1/2 medium-sized white onion, finely diced
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- 1 cup grass fed blue cheese, crumbled
- In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, hot sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder and salt.
- In a large mixing bowl, toss together the green cabbage, celery, white onion, half the chives and half the blue cheese.
- Add the dressing to the cabbage and toss together.
- Serve the coleslaw with a drizzle of hot sauce, and the remaining chives and blue cheese sprinkled on top.
Cabbage Is Loaded With Many Beneficial Nutrients
Cabbage belongs to the cruciferous family of vegetables, along with broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. It’s known to have cancer-fighting properties, as it contains high amounts of powerful phytochemicals like carotenoids, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates, which may help reduce the production of cancer-related hormones, inhibit tumor growth, induce apoptosis and detoxify carcinogens.1
Studies have shown that these compounds in cabbage not only help lower the risk for breast, prostate and colon cancers,2 but they also help reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad cholesterol” in the blood.3,4In addition, cabbage nourishes your body with many beneficial vitamins and minerals, including:5
Cabbage is also a very good source of dietary fiber, which may aid in weight management, improve the gut microbiome, promote regular bowel movements and reduce the risk of premature death from any cause. Plus, it’s rich in folate, which is a necessary nutrient during pregnancy, since it lowers the risk for neural tube defects in infants.6