The Vitamix One Second Coleslaw
I saw on the DVD that was sent to me with my Vitamix blender a way to make coleslaw. Quickly. And I do mean quickly.
Of course, I have made coleslaw before, or rather, my wife generally does. I have been banished years ago from the kitchen after a failed attempt to make a cold gazpacho soup that my entire family hated with a passion. (Shhhh, I won't tell them that I can use my Vitamix blender to make that as well.)
There are a variety of ways to deal with the cabbage for making coleslaw. Obviously, cutting it is one way. The other is to use one of these stainless steel graters. Of course, the problem with the latter is when one gets too close to the grater with the cabbage one might scrape a finger or knuckle or two along the way. That has happened to me before when I tried making it. I always thought that wearing a bandage is part of the coleslaw making procedure!
So imagine what my reaction was when I saw the DVD. I'll post it below. All that was necessary to do was to cut the cabbage into some chunks, put them into the Vitamix Blender, fill the blender with water until the chunks floated and then turn on the blender for one second. That is right: ONE SECOND.
Then, drain the water (perhaps using a salad spinner to make the cabbage dry) add your salad dressing and perhaps some other veggies and it's done. Cleaning is a snap as well just by adding some water to the blender with a couple of drops of soap.
Here's the process that I went through with photographs taken at each stage. We also made a very hot, healthy and hearty turkey vegetable soup to go along with the coleslaw (picture of ingedients only):