Quick Recipe: Carrot Cucumber Slaw
Burger season is here! I realize some people eat burgers year-round, but no one can deny that summer is the true burger season. And whether you enjoy hamburgers, turkey/chicken burgers, or veggie burgers, one of the best parts is customizing your burger for optimal deliciousness. That’s where this slaw comes in. Originally thrown together to dress up some sandwiches we made for dinner, this slaw is really great for summer barbeques. It can be served as a side dish like cole slaw (though infinitely better, because really, who actually likes cole slaw?) or used as a condiment for your burgers or grilled chicken sandwiches (or also probably hot dogs! Though that one hasn’t been tested). It adds a nice fresh flavor to your sandwich, and helps you get your daily serving of veggies. A win-win!
Carrot Cucumber Slaw:
- 2 small (but not baby) carrots
- ½ of a large cucumber (or one small cucumber)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 3 tbsp plain yogurt
- ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
- Fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
- ¼ tsp lemon juice
- 1/8 tsp Tabasco sauce
- 1/8 tsp dried mustard powder
- ½ tsp sugar
Using a cheese grater, grate the carrots and half of a cucumber. Mince the garlic. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Adjust seasonings to taste. Use immediately, or let rest in the fridge for about a half hour.