Growing up the coleslaw we ate seemed to be a very vinegary, watery, soggy mess that was plopped on your plate at all family gatherings. I hated it. To me a salad should be crisp and not dripping with dressing. It was not until I was an adult that I happened to make my first coleslaw and reasoned why I couldn't stand it growing up. Slaw for me should be made when you want to serve it otherwise the cabbage becomes a limp mess. Too much vinegar kills it, a little sweetness goes a long way. Balance the sweetness with another taste, adding extra crunch using nuts is one of my favorite parts. I have experimented quite a bit and this is still one of my favorites. I bring this (and the other with the ramen) to gatherings. I carry the dressing separate and do not mix until I know people are ready to eat. This one, minus the nuts is the one I put over pulled pork.
Try this at your next gathering and see how it goes.
This is just over a 2.5 oz serving.
Serves: 12-15 people Recipe:
- 1/2 medium head Green Cabbage, thinly sliced
- 1/4 head Red Cabbage, thinly sliced
- 2- 14 oz Packages Coleslaw Mix
- 3 Green Onions
- 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
- 1/3 cup Roasted Pepitas
- 3/4 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Mayo
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 2 TBSP Rice Vinegar
Mix the dressing and refrigerate for at least 1 hour prior to using.
Mix all salad ingredients.
Do not add dressing until ready to serve. I do not use all the dressing but add a quarter cup at a time. It depends on the group that I am serving. Some like a lot of dressing others do not. I always leave a bowl of the dressing next to the salad incase someone would like more.
You can reduce the amount of salad and dressing for smaller gatherings.
This was my snack the other day (I forgot to take pictures when I made it for dinner)
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