Kitchen Garden Seeds

Simple Cabbage Slaw
Chef Allison Martin * The Burning Tree Route 3 * Otter Creek, Maine Phone: (207) 288-9331

A casual, cheerful restaurant adorned with local artwork, The Burning Tree is acclaimed for its fresh vegetables and herbs, much of which is grown in their own garden. Imagine squash ravioli with rosemary cream or prosciutto-wrapped sea scallops accompanying this fresh, zesty and healthy cabbage slaw. By her own report, Chef Allison is on a bit of a cabbage kick these days. This recipe is really good and easy to prepare. For reservations from mid-June to Columbus Day, call (207) 288-9331.

Simple Cabbage Slaw
  • 1 small head green Cabbage
  • 2 Carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1/3 cup chopped Cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped Mint
  • 1 small Red Onion, sliced very thin
  • 1 small Hot Chile Pepper, minced (optional)
  • Fresh squeezed lime juice (about 2)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Slice the Cabbage extra thin on a mandolin or with a knife. Toss Cabbage, Carrots, Herbs, Red Onion and Hot Chile Pepper together. Drizzle with lime juice and olive oil to just moisten. Salt to taste and marinate for 15 minutes.