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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Homeade Coleslaw

So I have always wanted to try to make coleslaw.  I love it on pulled pork sandwiches, as a side in a picnic etc, but have always been intimidated by the dressing.

Here is my take on it.

1/2 cup of Miracle Whip or Sour Creme - Miracle Whip adds a bit more zing to it
1 1/2 Tbsp white or cider vinegar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Pepper
1/3 cup white sugar - could reduce to make less sweet
1/2 Tbsp garlic salt
1/2 Tbsp Season salt

Whisk together well.  Feel free to add more or less sugar and or vinegar if you want to adjust the sweet or tang.  Place bowl in refrigerator while you prepare the vegetables

Also consider adding some fresh squeezed lemon juice for another level of flavor, maybe a nice touch for spring.

For the actual slaw mix.  For a small, kid-friendly batch:

2 Large Carrots - peeled and julienne
1/4 head Red Cabbage
2 Apples - I use 1 Gala and 1 Granny smith to balance tart and sweet

Also could add red onion, peppers or maybe even cucumber.

Julienne all these items then add to a large serving bowl.  Slowly add the dressing you prepared until you reach the coverage you want.  If you like it saucy, add it all, if you like it light and more dry, just add enough to flavor the mix.

Refrigerate and serve cold.



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