Coleslaw

Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a tasty and easy-to-make salad enjoyed by people all over the world. It's made with shredded cabbage, mixed with other vegetables and a delicious dressing. Coleslaw is perfect for picnics, barbecues, or as a side dish for any meal.

It's also versatile, as you can experiment with different ingredients and dressings to create your own unique flavors. In this simple guide, we'll show you how to make a classic coleslaw that everyone will love.

Why This Recipe Works

This coleslaw recipe stands out because it uses a balanced blend of ingredients that create a delicious harmony of flavors. The tangy dressing complements the natural sweetness of the vegetables, while the crunchy texture adds excitement to every bite. Moreover, this recipe is versatile, allowing you to add or remove ingredients based on your preferences.

Another reason to love this recipe is its simplicity. With just a few ingredients and minimal prep time, you can have a delicious coleslaw ready to serve. The recipe is also easy to scale, making it suitable for both small gatherings and larger events.

Ingredients

Cabbage - forms the base of the coleslaw, providing crunch and natural sweetness; substitute with kale or broccoli slaw if desired

Carrots - add color, sweetness, and extra crunch; can be replaced with jicama or bell peppers

Green onions - provide a mild, oniony flavor; red onions or chives can be used as alternatives

Mayonnaise - creates a creamy base for the dressing; substitute with Greek yogurt or sour cream for a lighter option

Apple cider vinegar - adds tanginess to the dressing; lemon juice or white vinegar can be used instead

Tips

  • Use a food processor or mandoline slicer for thinly shredding cabbage and carrots
  • Adjust the dressing's sweetness by adding sugar or honey to taste
  • Make coleslaw ahead of time to allow flavors to meld and develop
  • Store coleslaw in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days
  • Customize your coleslaw by adding ingredients like chopped apples, dried cranberries, or nuts

How to Serve

Coleslaw is a versatile dish that can be served in various ways. Enjoy it as a side dish with grilled meats, sandwiches, or burgers. The fresh and tangy flavors help to balance the richness of heavier dishes, making it a delightful accompaniment.

  1. Piled high on a pulled pork or BBQ chicken sandwich
  2. As a topping for fish tacos or hot dogs
  3. Mixed into a salad with mixed greens, grilled chicken, and a light vinaigrette

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Coleslaw

Coleslaw

Coleslaw is perfect for picnics, barbecues, or as a side dish for any meal. It's also versatile, as you can experiment with different ingredients and dressings to create your own unique flavors.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage, carrot, mayonnaise
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 small head of cabbage shredded
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine shredded cabbage, grated carrots, and sliced green onions in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss until well combined.
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal Carbohydrates: 2g Protein: 0.5g Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 189mg Potassium: 72mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 2611IU Vitamin C: 2mg Calcium: 11mg Iron: 0.2mg

Notes

  • Use a food processor or mandoline slicer for thinly shredding cabbage and carrots
  • Adjust the dressing's sweetness by adding sugar or honey to taste
  • Make coleslaw ahead of time to allow flavors to meld and develop
  • Store coleslaw in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days
  • Customize your coleslaw by adding ingredients like chopped apples, dried cranberries, or nuts
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