Having a few friends over for a very casual dinner later this week. Racetrack Casserole from Homesick Texan is the main dish, with pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream as garnishes, and some kind of dessert. For pre-dinner snacks I was planning to make Smoky Black Bean Dip from chowhounder Goodhealth Gourmet, served with chips and maybe jicama, along with some nuts. Goal is to keep everything simple and not have too much food, but I feel like the casserole needs a side and I’m stumped. I was thinking a southwestern-flavored cole slaw would be a good side, something light and fresh but complementary to the southwestern flavors of the casserole.
However I don’t have a good “southwestern” slaw recipe and am not generally good with slaw. Did some googling and found one or two recipes but they don’t have great reviews, so I thought I’d throw the question out to you folks. Any ideas for me?
Oh and here’s the link to Homesick Texan’s casserole. We love it: