Foodie In Training

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Mediterranean Cole Slaw

Tonight Mo and I had dinner at Whole Foods.  I know you are probably wondering why I had dinner at a grocery store, but they have an awesome salad bar, soups, sandwiches and lots of interesting salads that they let you sample.  We were just eating quick before running a very exciting errand (I picked up my wedding dress!) so I got a salad from the salad bar.  It started off simply with mixed greens and veggies but then I got a little crazy and started putting small spoonfuls of all of the different salads so by the end of my trip around the bar my plate had a little bit of everything.  One of the sides was Mediterranean cole slaw and it was definitely my favorite!  
It was very light and not like your typical cole slaw because it was in a light vinaigrette.  It was just a great blend of traditional Mediterranean flavors and I wish I would have put more on my plate.  
I just got off the phone with Whole Foods to get the ingredients because I feel like it would be really easy to recreate.   I don't have the actual recipe with the amount of each ingredient but I think with a cole slaw you can just improvise.  The ingredients are as follows: green cabbage, green peppers, cucumbers, feta, diced tomatoes, diced red onion, kalamata olives (ew, I picked those out), feta cheese and the dressing is red wine vinegar, lemon, oregano, basil and olive oil.  Sounds pretty simple and it's now on my list of things to make. 

It's not a typical place to eat out for dinner but I recommend it because you can try a lot of things you would not typically eat.  Oh yea, and Mo had a shrimp enchilada that she enjoyed and she also bought some figs. 

Stay tuned for our Easter dinner, we are making lamb for our friends!


mallory said...

erin! i love whole foods! they have wonderful fresh fruit, amazing quesadillas, smoothies, yum! i love that place! i could spend hours in that store!

Mandy said...

I think you dined at Wild Oats, not Whole Foods. Same basic idea except Whole Foods is pretentious organic yuppies and Wild Oats is crunchy granola hippies. I shop at Whole Foods, so I am not slamming the yuppies, but I will always be a tree-hugging hippie at heart! Peace & Love

Anonymous said...

haha, thanks for the comment. It actually is Wild Oats in Rookwood Commons in Cincinnati, but I think they are making the switch to Whole Foods. Their labels seem to be changing over. Hopefully they keep the Wild Oats name even though they are owned by Whole Foods.


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