Fragrant fresh ginger lends its signature flavor to this enticingly sweet and crunchy carrot and cabbage slaw. When buying ginger roots, look for smooth skin (wrinkled skin denotes a root that is past its prime), and a fresh, spicy aroma. Store, tightly wrapped, in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
In a large glass bowl layer cabbage, sweet peppers, carrots, and grapefruit. Can be made up to one day ahead.
Just before serving, add green onions and lime peel. Add about half the dressing, toss. Pass remaining dressing. Makes 8 servings.
In a small screw-top jar combine olive oil, tequila, ginger, lime juice and peel, and red pepper. Cover and shake to combine. Allow to stand at least 1 hour before serving. Shake again just before serving.