Wonderfully tangy and refreshing, and the perfect side dish to any meal!
2 cups shredded green cabbage
1 1/2 cups shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 Granny Smith apple, julienned
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, combine the green cabbage, red cabbage, carrot and apple. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, poppy seeds, salt and pepper, to taste. Pour mixture over cabbage mixture and stir using a rubber spatula until well combined. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour. Serve cold.
3 medium zucchini
Kosher salt, to taste
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c. Thinly sliced basil
1 Egg, lightly beaten
1 c. panko breadcrumbs
1/2 c. finely grated Parmesan, divided
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 (24) oz. jar marinara sauce
Grate the zucchini on a medium grater. Line a medium bowl with a kitchen towel. Add the grated zucchini. Season with salt to taste and toss with your hands. Pull up the sides of the towel and squeeze the zucchini until most of the excess moisture is removed.
Transfer the dried zucchini to a clean bowl. Add the garlic, basil, panko and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Form the zucchini mixture into small balls. You should end up with about a dozen.
Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and fry on all sides until golden brown, about 8-10 minutes. Drain the meatballs on a plate lined with paper towels. Wipe the skillet clean, and pour in marinara sauce. Turn the heat to medium and add the zucchini meatballs back to pan. Let simmer in sauce for about 3-5 more minutes, or until the sauce is warmed through. Serve with more grated Parmesan.