Who doesn’t love coleslaw? It’s cold, it’s crunchy, it’s slightly sweet, and it goes with just about anything! In recent years, the creamy sweet cabbage and carrot mixture has given way to an endless offering of coleslaw varieties, including ethnic twists, such as Tex-Mex, Oriental, Caribbean or Thai. Dressings have dropped the mayonnaise base for citrus, oil and vinegar, poppy seed, buttermilk or yogurt mixtures. Slaw “salad” ingredients have exploded to include an endless list: peppers (all colors and hotness), jicama, kale, apple, pineapple, mango, dried cranberries, oranges, almonds, walnuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, fresh cilantro, parsley and dill, lemon and orange zest, lime, orange or lemon juice, cumin, honey, horseradish, and on and on! The cook’s creativity is the only limiting factor!
Try this simple vinegar and oil version to begin experimenting with slaw recipes.