This Dill Slaw is a perfect burger topper when you want to elevate your topping game! All the flavors blend perfectly with a grilled burger, whether it is beef, pork, turkey, chicken, or even salmon. Super fine cabbage is combined with red onions, chopped dill pickles, and jalapeno, and then mixed with olive oil, dill pickle juice and kosher salt.
This isn’t a slaw you want to eat on your own. It was created specifically as a topper for burgers. The flavors are fresh and delicious but not so bold that they take over your burger.
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This Burger Slaw is made with fresh, simple ingredients.
Angel Hair Slaw: you can buy packaged angel hair slaw at the store. If your store doesn’t carry it you can buy a small head of cabbage and and finely shred 2 cups. I like to use my mandoline slicer on the thinnest setting for this job.
Pickles: use a dill pickle for this recipe. I recommend that you get the refrigerated pickle, they tend to have a crunchier texture. We love Clausen brand pickles. You will use the pickle and some of the juice.
Red Onion: slice the onion as thin as you can. Sometimes I will use my mandoline slicer on the thinnest setting for this task. If you are sensitive to strong onion flavor or you got an onion that is extra flavorful you can run your sliced onion under water for about 20 seconds to minimize their strength.
Jalapeno: fresh jalapeno adds a nice kick to this burger slaw. You can choose your level of heat that the jalapeno adds. Choose just the green outer part for little heat. For medium heat add the white pith inside of the jalapeno. For all the heat use the seeds too.
Olive Oil: to dress the slaw you will use olive oil and a little of the pickle juice.
Kosher Salt: seasons everything up just right!
Building Your Burger
To use the Dill Slaw for your burgers make it just before it is time to eat. The longer this burger slaw sits it will get juicy and soggy.
The nice thing is that this slaw goes great with just about any burger:
We like to build it up so that there is a grilled bun, mayo or aioli, burger patty, cheese, piled high with dill slaw, and more mayo on the top bun.
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- You can buy “angel hair slaw” pre made at the grocery store near other slaw mixes. It is very finely cut cabbage. If you can’t find it pre-cut you can easily do this on your own. Buy a small head of green cabbage. Either with a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer set on ⅛ inch, shred the cabbage.
- Rinse your sliced red onion to make the flavor more mild.
- Choose your level of jalapeno heat. For mild only use the outer green parts. For medium heat add the white pith/ribs inside the jalapeno. For the maximum heat use the seeds too.
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