Crayon-sized string cheese cylinders can be sliced into "buttons" or stripped into "threads," then added to salads of all stripes. Here, the cheese strips are the main ingredient in a fun-loving, carrot-flecked slaw.
Pull threads of cheese off each string cheese stick (not too thin). Toss with carrots, cilantro or parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. Add pepper to taste.
Serve immediately, or chill the salad in the refrigerator, tossing occasionally, 1/2 to 1 hour. Serve at room temperature or chilled.
This makes an unusual and fun side dish to sandwiches or burgers. Or it may be added to tacos or burritos, or piled into pita bread with sliced tomatoes.
For color, add slivered red peppers to the salad; for heat, add minced jalapenos.
Copyright by Terese Allen