We’ve been eating a lot of comfort food lately and I felt like I needed to add a few more veggies. However, I can’t eat a meal without fresh fruit this time of year, so I combined the two for this fabulous coleslaw with pureed peaches in the dressing. This is a great side for any meal you may be serving up this summer. It’s also just the thing to take to a summer picnic or cook out. There’s no mayonnaise so no worries with the heat.
This coleslaw has a bit of spice from Texas Pete, or use your favorite hot sauce. What I love about this slaw is the sweetness that you get from fresh peaches. It’s just enough to offset the vinegar. The result is a light and fresh salad that everyone will love.
I used an emersion blender to puree the peaches but a food processor or blender will also work.
Try this and you’ll be the hit of your next cook out. I used prepared cabbage mix to save time, but of course it would be better if you used fresh cabbage. You have to pick and choose where you save time and effort and I think the bagged cabbage mix is pretty close to freshly chopped. I even found a mix with kale if you’re really trying to be healthy.
Sweeten up your coleslaw with peaches for a fresh, healthy and delicious variation on summer slaw. Don’t forget the Texas Pete for a little kick.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 cup peaches, peeled and chopped
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons Texas Pete hot sauce
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 large head cabbage, thinly sliced
1. Add peeled peaches to a food processor and process until pureed. Add remaining ingredients except cabbage and process until smooth and combined. If too tart, add a pinch of sugar.
2. Pour over sliced cabbage. Cover and chill for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to absorb.
3. Alternatively you could use a blender to puree the peaches.