Confetti California Avocado Slaw

Menu Part: 
Side Dish
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
12 servings

This colorful slaw boasts a cornucopia of different vegetables—a great way to add texture and variety to your side dish category. A large avocado, sometimes called a 40 count or a 48 count, averages about 8 oz. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Ingredients

10 oz. cabbage, chopped
1 cup black beans, drained, rinsed
1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed
¼ cup diced red onion
1 tbsp. diced red bell peppers
1 tbsp. diced green bell peppers
1 tbsp. seeded, minced jalapeño pepper
1½ tsp. cumin seed
3 tbsp. finely mashed California avocado
5 tbsp. prepared Ranch dressing
2 ripe, fresh California avocados, diced

Steps

1. In large bowl, combine cabbage, black beans, corn, red onion, red and green bell peppers, jalapeño and cumin seed; chill.

2. In small bowl, whisk together mashed avocado and Ranch dressing.

3. For service, dice avocado as needed. Add avocado and dressing to slaw mixture. Stir to distribute and serve.

Recipe by Chef Karen Gorrell, Ideation Foods, Redondo Beach, California; Courtesy of California Avocado Commission

More From FoodService Director

Industry News & Opinion
k-12

The School Nutrition Foundation —the School Nutrition Association’s philanthropic sibling—and Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign have partnered to launch an initiative called Schools as Nutrition Hubs.

“No Kid Hungry really sees schools as a critical place in the fight against childhood hunger,” says Laura Hatch, director of national partnerships for No Kid Hungry. “Schools are really a no-brainer because they have the infrastructure, they have the experience, it’s a trusted place for families. And being able to maximize their programs and maximize the federal...

Ideas and Innovation
walk-in cooler

The walk-in cooler can serve as a gathering place for more than just produce. When temperatures rise, staff at Empire State South restaurant in Atlanta host meetings in the walk-in and make occasional trips to hang out throughout the day to beat the back-of-house heat.

Menu Development
college students eating

Taste may reign supreme when college students choose their next snack, but operators should also pay attention to factors such as price and portion size. Here are the most important attributes students consider when choosing snacks, according to Technomic’s 2017 College and University Consumer Trend Report .

Taste: 78%

Ability to satisfy my appetite between meals: 67%

Price: 64%

Portion size: 54%

Familiarity: 46%

Overall nutrition value: 40%

Protein content: 36%

All-natural ingredients: 29%

Fiber content: 27%

...

Managing Your Business
student shame
“We allow students to charge meals at all levels; even in high school, they can charge a certain number of meals. [After that is met,] they are given an alternate meal,” Sharon Glosson, executive director of school nutrition services for North East Independent School District, says. Elementary students can charge up to $15 of meals; middle schoolers can charge $10; and high schoolers can charge $5. “Ultimately, [food services is] carrying out the policy but we’re not necessarily the creators of the policy, or have the final say on the policy, because that budget decision has to be made by the...

FSD Resources