Vitamix Skills: Coleslaw

Since purchasing my Vitamix blender I find that I am always searching for ways use it that are out of the ordinary.  When my friend told me about chopping cabbage in the Vitamix I thought it was an urban legend.  How could the Vitamix roughly chop, doesn’t it just pulverize?  It has been months since I have had the blender and for as much as I love coleslaw I haven’t yet tried to shred cabbage. Tonight was the night to experiment.

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It took me several rounds to figure out exactly how to make this work, but I think I finally found the best setup for a restaurant quality chop.  It’s not that cabbage is hard to chop, but it is time consuming and it’s so tempting to buy the bag of shredded mix.  Save yourself the money and add some freshness to your life by shredding yourself.

Step 1:

Take a small wedge or two of cabbage and place in Vitamix.  Fill with water to the point that the wedge floats just above the blades.

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Step 2:

Turn the blender on and increase to level 4 quickly, let run for under 10 seconds.

Step 3:

Pour into mesh strainer to separate from water.

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Blend in batches for desired amount.  Don’t forget to check out side dishes for my summer coleslaw recipe: https://seasonsforcooking.com/2013/09/01/summer-bbq-coleslaw/

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