The Sauce: Coleslaw Dressing – Ingredients already in the kitchen, one part vinegar, one part sugar, two parts mayo and you have the right sweet and sour cross section for a simple coleslaw. Change it up with white balsamic or apple cider vinegar.
A case for hand shredding
Cabbage is cheap but should not be undervalued. I love to purchase a head of cabbage encased in a few pine needle colored leaves. The shades of cabbage lighten in color the closer you get to the core.The shades of cabbage color are like a paint sample strip at the hardware store. When shredded by hand, you have control over the texture and freshness. Add some sweet and juicy shredded carrot to the party right off a grater and wind up with festive confetti style coleslaw.
Resist the temptation to buy a bag of prefab shredded cabbage and run your knife through a few cabbage wedges. It only takes a couple of minutes. It’s faster to dump out a bag of the coleslaw mix but not by much. The sauce brings it all together and this is a formula for the sauce with ingredients in your fridge and pantry. Make it for your next summer picnic before you run out of picnic weather possibilities.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 0 Minutes | Yield: 6 servings | Level: Easy
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp vinegar
- 1 head cabbage
- 1 carrot
Instructions large bowl and stir.
1 Add the mayo, sugar and vinegar to a medium or
large bowl and stir.
2 Shred the cabbage with a sharp knife.
3 Grate the carrot sized to match the cabbage shreds.
4 Add the cabbage and carrot to the sauce and toss.
Use this coleslaw on a Rachel Sandwich with corned beef or pastrami.
- Exchange mayo for Miracle Whip.
- Try apple cider or white vinegar.
Inspiration – Saucy Cuisine Kitchen
Cook with Sauces
Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: June 3, 2012