Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Coleslaw attempt #1

Why is this called Coleslaw Attempt #1 ? Because when I decided to come up with a coleslaw recipe I figured it would take me more than one attempt...but I liked the first one so much I've never strayed from it. 

I have yet to meet a commercial coleslaw (or potato salad...or macaroni salad) that I like; all of them taste "off" to  me...like they were stored in a fridge that lost power, or something. Mine is a little different, but not so much that you wouldn't recognize it as coleslaw; it's a little lighter (thank you sour cream); a little tangier (thank you mustard); and a little less sweet. 

Side note - if you're short on time or not in the mood to chop, this amount of dressing is perfect for two of those 14 oz (ish) bags of cabbage already shredded up for you in the produce section (or halve the recipe and use one bag). It also works great with the various veggie / rainbow slaws that you can often find alongside. Feel free to add in other things you like, too...shredded green apple ? Finely diced bell peppers ? Chopped scallions ? Hey, it's your coleslaw...you do you ! 

Coleslaw attempt #1 

Slaw : 

1/2 small head green cabbage, shredded 

1/2 small head red cabbage, shredded

2 large carrots, shredded

Dressing : 

1 cup mayonnaise 

2 tablespoons sour cream

1/4 cup dijon mustard

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 

1 tsp celery seed

2 tsp sugar (adjust to taste) 

salt and white pepper , to taste 

Chopped fresh parsley (optional) 

Combine slaw ingredients in large bowl

Whisk together dressing ingredients ; toss with slaw , and adjust seasoning as needed