Creamy Dill Broccoli Slaw

This creamy dill broccoli slaw is a wonderful spin on my favorite salad, creamy cucumber salad. Loaded with dill and a hint of lime, it has a great summer flavor with plenty of crunch to it. I added a few sliced fresh chili peppers and chives from our garden for garnish. Cilantro would also make a great addition to this slaw.
Creamy Dill Broccoli SlawYou can substitute ‘normal’ shredded cabbage for the broccoli if you wish. Broccoli slaw tends to stay crunchier longer than cabbage, which can get soggy in no time. If you do make this creamy dill broccoli slaw with cabbage instead, sauce only the amount of slaw you plan on serving. That way the leftovers won’t get drenched in sauce and become soggy.

Creamy Dill Broccoli Slaw

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 bag 4 cups broccoli slaw
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin I used slightly less
  • Hot pepper sliced, for garnish (optional)
  • Chives sliced, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Place the slaw mix in a medium resealable container.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except for the garnish. Add to the slaw. Cover and shake gently to coat.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Garnish with sliced pepper and chives, if desired.

Dilly Dilly Grilled Mushrooms

Here lately I’ve been bound and determined to up my grilled side dish game. It’s been lacking, I admit. Nothing could possibly be easier than these dilly dilly grilled mushrooms. And very few things could be as addictingly tasty. I love mushrooms to begin with, and I’ve always been a fan of dill. Now, I get all that plus buttery goodness and a bit of salty garlic flavors. I like the butter mixture so much that I usually double it, making sure that I get plenty of it down into the gills of the mushrooms as they cook over an open fire.
Dilly Dilly Grilled MushroomsYou could actually substitute your favorite herb or spice for the dill for something different when you make some dilly dilly grilled mushrooms. Red pepper flakes are an awesome change. Same goes for oregano, basil or, believe it or not, smoked paprika. You’ll never eat boring mushrooms again, but if you prefer something with a bit of a kick, try my spicy grilled mushrooms too! And my version of Michael Chiarello’s best button mushrooms is out of this world also!

Dilly Dilly Grilled Mushrooms

Note: I like to double the amount of dill weed and garlic salt.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound medium fresh mushrooms stems removed if desired
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed dried is fine, but you'll want to use more
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

Instructions

  • Fire up your grill for medium-high cooking.
  • Place mushrooms into a grill basket or thread onto skewers. (If using bamboo skewers, soak them for 30 minutes in water before using).
  • Combine the butter, dill and garlic salt. Brush 1/3rd of the mixture over the mushrooms.
  • Transfer to the grill and grill for 10-15 minutes or until just tender, rotating occasionally and brushing with the remaining dill mixture a few more times.

Steamed Carrots with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette

Carrots are one of my favorite veggies. They keep forever in the fridge so I can always have some on hand. This simple recipe for steamed carrots with lemon-dill vinaigrette gives your boring carrots a really nice Dijon kick that isn’t overwhelming. It uses ingredients I usually have on hand (if you don’t have a fresh lemon, you can skip the zest, or use a bit of lemon pepper).

Steamed Carrots with Lemon-Dill VinaigretteAlso try my roasted carrots. They’re easy and delicious. For something a little different, my spicy cranberry glazed carrots are quite yummy too! But make these steamed carrots with lemon-dill vinaigrette first!

Steamed Carrots with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette

Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 medium lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 3 teaspoons dried, crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 pounds medium carrots

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon, red wine vinegar and honey.
  • While still whisking, slowly pour in the olive oil. Whisk until smooth.
  • Whisk in the dill, salt and lemon zest.
  • Steam carrots in a steam basket over a large pot of simmering water, about 8 minutes. Carrots should be somewhat tender but still have a bit of 'bite'.
  • Place carrots in a large bowl or pan and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Toss to coat and let set for 5 minutes to absorb the dressing.