Being a Southerner, I'm very partial to slaw. I make it often and tend to lean toward vinegar- or yogurt-based dressings.
This week, I had an epiphany of sorts, when I visited a salad bar and grabbed some healthy items, including some plain red cabbage and a teeny smidge of hummus instead of dressing. As all salad bar contents are wont to do in transit, the cabbage and hummus blended together. The two ingredients worked fabulously together and inspired me to throw them together in a slaw. I threw in some pistachios to echo the nuttiness and earthiness of the hummus, and was pretty happy with the taste -- slaw with a bit of a twist.
1 - 2 Tbsp hummus (homemade or your favorite brand)
2 Tbsp yogurt
1/4 c chives, chopped
1/4 head green cabbage
1/4 head red cabbage
1/2 c dry roasted, pistachios (salted or unsalted), chopped
1) Finely shred the cabbages and set aside.
2) In a large mixing bowl, combine hummus, yogurt, and chives. Mix well and season to taste with salt, pepper, and cayenne.
3) Add cabbages to bowl with hummus-yogurt dressing and stir to coat.
4) Add pistachios and mix well.
5) Taste and adjust seasonings.
Makes a fine side for pulled bbq chicken sandwiches.