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Trail mix Slaw recipe ????

Started 1321319074.193 in Recipe Swap | Last reply 1321415363.04 by DiamondGirly
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Hi everyone ,

I'm desperately searching for a recipe and I sure hope someone here can help me .

A few months ago while at a luncheon I tried the most wonderful coleslaw . In front of the large bowl of slaw was a note card that said " Trail Slaw " . It was so good the bowl was emptied before everyone got through the line , luckily I got to try it before it was gone . Almost everyone there wanted the recipe , unfortunately , the woman who brought the slaw wouldn't share .

She said it was an old family favorite and she'd never share the recipe .

I came home and thought ( and thought ) about the Trail mix slaw so starting the next day and for months now I've tried to recreate it , making countless bowls of slaw with different dressings , some homemade , some store bought dressings , but for some reason I can't seem to get the right taste .

I've searched through all my cookbooks ( well over 300 , yes it's an obsession ) and I've searched the web , I've tried so many dressing recipes but can't quiet get the right taste . In fact I'm almost tired of coleslaw ( I'm the only one in my family who eats coleslaw ) but REALLY want to find the recipe , in fact I'm determined to find it , LOL . I know it must be some simple little thing I can't just quiet think of , but nothing I've tried so far is quiet right .

The sugar mixed with the mayo IS close but there's still something missing in the taste I can't quiet come up with .

I know the slaw had red and green shredded cabbage, green onion, cucumbers , carrots , bell pepper , almonds , dried cranberries , I wrote down all the veggies just as soon as I got in the car that day to leave , so I think that was all , the dressing is what I can't quiet get right .

I've made the slaw a couple of times with different dressing recipes serving to family and friends , a wedding shower and baby shower , and I've taken it to Church functions , it's so good the bowl is emptied fast , but I'd like the original recipe if possible .

Also , while shopping at Kroger one day I was waiting in line at the deli and noticed they carried a Trail slaw , I asked the girl behind the counter what kind of dressing they used but she'd only say it was a commercial dressing ???? , she gave me a sample to try , but it wasn't quiet right either .

I'm at my wits end trying slaw dressing recipes , anyone have the recipe they'd share ?

Thanks in advance , DM

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kcvl1321332944.26747 PostsRegistered 8/6/2010
Trail-Slaw 1 medium Cabbage (shredded) I tin Oranges or grapefruit 1 cucumber diced 1 small green pepper diced 2 cups Bean Sprouts 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder or Celery seeds Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon sugar salt Pumpkin seeds for garnishing Mix together. Garnish with Pumpkin seeds.

kcvl1321333185.82747 PostsRegistered 8/6/2010
Ingredients: Chopped Cabbage Trail Mix (Any kind will do) Slaw Dressing (T Marzettis) or any kind Directions: Try and find trail mix that don't have those large brazil nuts in them. They are kind of large for a bite of slaw. Mix and let set for about 1 hour.

kcvl1321335043.1947 PostsRegistered 8/6/2010
Recipe – Tropical Mix Slaw • one head red cabbage, shredded very fine • 3 heads bok choy, shredded very fine • two cups tropical trail mix (dried nuts and fruits), finely chopped • juice of one lime and one orange • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar Mix the shredded vegetables. Mix in the chopped dried nuts and fruits. Wisk together the remaining ingredients and combine right before serving. Taste for salt. Sometimes it needs more citrus juice. Serves 16.

DiamondGir­ly1321415363.042454 PostsRegistered 9/7/2009Sunny California

Sounds great; please share, if you ever figure it out!! Thanks in advance; it puzzles me why people won't share recipes..oh well.

Here's a couple, you probably already saw out there. I wondered if it was a type of vinegar that made the difference? There are also raspberry vinegar dressings..hmm...

"Today I was at Krogers purchasing groceries. I was at their prepared foods section and noticed a slaw. I was allowed to try it before purchasing. It was so good, I got a pound of it. Let me tell you what is in it. I'm going to start trying to make it. Never tried anything like it before.

It's called, Trail Slaw."

Here is what is in it:
-cabbage
-red cabbage
-sliced almonds
-green onions
-walnuts
-cucumbers
-cranberries

They use a slaw type of dressing to dress it. Looks like they have some white vinegar, some sugar, salt, pepper, garlic powder, tarragon vinegar, mayo.

CatchyUsername posted: I added toasted sunflower seeds instead of walnuts and used TJ's Poppyseed salad dressing to dress it.

Oh my! It's AMAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZING!

A.J. posted: I make an Asian or Japanese cabbage salad that has raw sunflower seeds and slivered almonds in it... some versions of the recipe also have bean sprouts. It uses a package of Raman noodles, uncooked and crushed to give it a really crunchy texture. It calls for onions, but I use onion powder. You can grate a carrot into it too, to give it some color.

The dressing is oil, vinegar, a little sugar, the powder from the noodles, soy-sauce, a little salt and pepper...

When I take it to pot luck meals at church, I buy 2x3 lb bags of shredded cabbage, mix it up and it's always all gone and people are looking for more.

But it's a recipe that's been around for a long time, so maybe you've all tried it already at one time or another...

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