Growing up, the only coleslaw I ever tried was soggy, super-sweet and drowning in sauce. I almost swore it off forever, but my husband’s love for Southern comfort foods – like this grain-free chicken fried steak and homestyle gravy – inspired me to give it another shot.
Crisp, fresh and tossed in a sauce that is sweet, creamy and light, this coleslaw recipe is now one of my – and my kids – favorite side dishes for picnic lunches and outdoor barbecues. Serve it up with slow cooker pulled pork sandwiches, grass-fed hot dogs, chicken nuggets or burgers. Enjoy!
Easy Coleslaw Recipe
- 1/2 pound green cabbage (about half of a small cabbage)
- 1/2 pound red cabbage (about half of a small cabbage)
- one large carrot, shredded
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- generous 1/2 cup homemade mayo - If you've ever tried and failed at making mayo, try this technique
- 1 tablespoon plus one teaspoon apple cider vinegar (This store-bought brand is raw and therefore has beneficial enzymes intact. If you're feeling adventurous and would like to make your own, you can find instructions for doing that here. _
- 1 tablespoon honey (this is the kind I use)
- 1/2 teaspoon unrefined sea salt, or more to taste (where to buy sea salt)
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Cut both cabbage heads in half remove the core. Place the cabbage flat side down slice into thin strips. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.
- Add shredded cabbage, carrot and diced onion to a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss until well combined. Add additional salt, pepper or honey if desired.
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