Coleslaw is a type of salad that is made out of shredded cabbage, carrots together with other fruit and vegetable ingredients. This dish originated from the Dutch “cabbage salad” called “koolsla”; it is where it got its name as well.
A very simple salad that works well with barbecue and fried chicken, it can even be an additional filling to your meat sandwiches like me when I eat at KFC I always order dinner rolls with my chicken and always fill it with chicken pieces and coleslaw. How about you, do you have any unusual ways of enjoying your coleslaw?
4 cups shredded cabbage, I used purple but green can be used as well
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 white onion, minced
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp yellow mustard
freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp sugar or any sweetener of choice
- Soak cabbage in ice water for 30 minutes then fully drain it using a salad spinner.
- In a bowl mix together cabbage, carrots and spring onions.
- Mix together mayonnaise, lemon juice, yellow mustard, sugar. Add freshly ground black pepper and salt to taste.
- Mix together mayonnaise dressing and shredded vegetables then let it stand for at least 30 minutes in the fridge for it to develop its flavours.
- Serve cold.