Marion's Santa Fe Almond Slaw Recipe Reviews - (Pg. 1)
Reviewed: Jul. 14, 2006
I tried to review this without rating it, because I didn't use the bacon bits, which I'm sure would have added to the flavor (it was definitely lacking without). Apparently, that's no longer an option, so I'm giving it a neutral rating. But bacon bits or no, 1/2 cup of sesame oil is way too much for this slaw, unless you have a huge head of cabbage. I used less than 1/3 cup, and it was still too oily--and combined with the almonds, it was too rich (I love the flavor of a good toasted sesame oil, but this recipe proves that it's best used in small doses). Plus, it seems odd to have an oil "dressing" that doesn't use any acid. Maybe the bacon bits would have changed that, but the way I prepared it, it definitely needed acid to balance out the oil. I'm not sure why this is called "Santa Fe" slaw, which makes me think "southwestern"--the only thing about it that seems southwestern to me is the dried red pepper, which I ended up adding more of. After tasting several bites, I also added rice vinegar, which gave it a little more flavor. I don't plan on keeping this, but I'm very curious to read other reviews and find out how well it works with the bacon bits.
Was this review helpful? [ YES ]
3 users found this review helpful


Photo by KymInNM

Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Central Point, Oregon, USA
Living In: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

My Profile | Cooks I Like
Reviews | Photos | Recipes | Menus | Blog

Go Pro!

In Season

Dinner in the Fast Lane
Dinner in the Fast Lane

Get quick & easy recipes for your busiest days.

Best Party Recipes
Best Party Recipes

Essential eats, sips, and tips for your next gathering.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Related Videos

Broccoli Slaw

This easy broccoli salad will be a star at your next potluck or family dinner.

BLT Salad

Croutons, crispy bacon, and a creamy dressing! This salad has the BLT beat.

Sweet Restaurant Slaw

See how to make coleslaw just like the creamy restaurant slaw you love!

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States