It’s 2 weeks to go until spring arrives, but with these glorious sunny days it almost feels as though it is already here! Seasonal eating is not a recent craze, but a foundational diet in human history. I’m sure we’ve all loved having the slow cooker out for those wholesome winter meals. But what if we told you we’ve found the perfect spring dish to align with our current weather? Something hearty, but something fresh?
Slow cooked pulled pork sliders with healthy zesty coleslaw:
|Pulled pork sliders||Healthy Zesty Coleslaw|
|1.8kg boneless pork shoulder
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp mustard
1 cup tomato passata
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup smokey bbq sauce
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 small fresh red chillies, finely sliced
Bread rolls of your own choice
|½ white cabbage, quartered, cored and shredded
½ red cabbage, quartered, cored and shredded
1 apple cored and grated
2 carrots cut into matchsticks (or grated)
½ red onion, finely sliced
100g pot fat-free Greek yogurt
Juice 1 lemon
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- Remove and discard rind from pork. Transfer to slow cooker.
- Add mustard, passata, tomato sauce, smokey BBQ sauce, apple cider vinegar, molasses, sugar and 1/2 the chilli to slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Cover. Cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 8 hours) or until pork is tender.
- Transfer pork pieces to a chopping board. Using 2 forks, roughly shred. Return pork to sauce. Stir to combine.
- Meanwhile put carrots and red and green cabbage into a food processor or cut finely.
- Mix the cabbage, apple, carrots and onion in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the yogurt, lemon juice, vinegar and mustard. Season, then pour over the vegetables. Give everything a good stir to coat in the dressing and eat immediately, or chill until you are ready to serve.
- Place pulled pork and coleslaw in the bread rolls and serve immediately.
Mumma chef’s note: roasted almond slithers or roasted walnuts are a great toping for the coleslaw! Enjoy!