Coleslaw is a summer classic and one that I make all the time! At its base it’s a cabbage based salad in a dressing and there are about a million different variations! I like a simple cole-slaw with shredded cabbage and carrots in a mayonnaise based dressing. The dressing is the combination of creamy mayo, tangy vinegar and sweet salt along with the bite of some mustard and a hint on onion. I like to change this recipe up with the addition of different veggies, herbs, spices, etc. and one thing that I keep changing is the sweetness; sometimes I’m in the mood for a sweet slaw and other times I want a more savoury slaw with just a hint of sweetness. I like to enjoy coleslaw either as a side dish or as a condiment in sandwiches, burgers, etc.
Another major variation in slaw is moving over to vinaigrette or and oil and vinegar based dressing instead of the mayo. I am also a big fan of the mayo-less coleslaw as well!
You can either shred the cabbage or you can take the shredded cabbage and finely chop it!
Use some red cabbage and fresh chopped parsley for some colour!
It’s great in BBQ chicken sandwiches!
A tasty homemade coleslaw that’s so easy to make!
- 8 cups green cabbage, shredded or finely chopped
- 1 cup carrot, shredded of finely chopped
- 1/4 cup onion, grated (optional)
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Mix the cabbage, carrot and onion.
- Mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper until the sugar has dissolved into the dressing.
- Mix the coleslaw salad and dressing and either enjoy immediately or, better yet, let it sit in the fridge for an hour to overnight to let the flavours mingle!
Option: Replace some or all of the green cabbage with red cabbage.
Option: Add more vegetables!
Option: Replace some or all of the mayo with sour cream and/or plain yogurt.
Option: Replace the apple cider vinegar with another vinegar or fresh lemon juice, lime juice, etc.
Option: Add any desired spices to the dressing!
Option: Use grainy mustard, or omit the mustard.
Option: Add hot sauce to the dressing!
Option: Add worcestershire sauce to the dressing!
Option: Omit the sugar if you prefer your slaw without any sweetness!
Option: Replace the sugar with brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc.
Option: Add fresh chopped herbs such as parsley, cilantro, dill, basil, etc.
Option: Add sliced green onions.
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