Buttermilk Green Goddess Slaw

Buttermilk Green Goddess Slaw

This herby coleslaw variation was adapted from “The Animal Farm Buttermilk Cookbook” (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2013) by Diane St. Clair. In it, a tangy buttermilk- and avocado-spiked green goddess dressing takes the place of the usual mayonnaise mix, for a slaw that’s both lighter and fresher tasting. Like most coleslaws, it gets better as it sits so, if you have time, plan to make it a few hours ahead. Save any extra dressing to use as a dip for cut vegetables or for other salads. It will keep for up to two days in the fridge.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Make the dressing: Put avocado, buttermilk, lemon juice, anchovy, scallions, garlic, parsley, chives, tarragon, olive oil and basil in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth and uniformly green, 1 to 2 minutes. Taste and season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  2. Step 2

    Make the slaw: In a large bowl, combine cabbage, scallions, jalapeño and cilantro. Pour 1 cup of green goddess dressing over slaw and toss well to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Step 3

    Garnish with more cilantro before serving. Serve immediately, or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a couple of hours. Toss again before serving, adding more dressing if you like. Leftover dressing will keep for another day or two in the fridge.