What more could you ask for in the perfect cold side dish.
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How To Prepare Cabbage For A Homemade Coleslaw Recipe
If you really want prepare your coleslaw mix you will need a grater or vegetable peeler, good knife, and a cutting board. Set aside your cabbage (mix purple cabbage and green cabbage or only green) and carrots. Next, wash your vegetables and clean the carrots by running a knife gently along the sides.
Make 4 sections of cabbage. Grate each section. Repeat process with carrots.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sugar, seasonings and other fresh wet ingredients. Mix well and set aside. Add the grated vegetables to the large bowl containing the wet ingredients.
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Cool, tangy, and slightly sweet is exactly what I love about coleslaw. I absolutely love coleslaw. It’s a barbeque side dish favorite that shows up in so many other meals. Here’s the grocery list for my creamy southern coleslaw recipe.
Shredded cabbage or one 14 oz. prepackage bag of coleslaw.
Extras + Tips
This is my all-time favorite easy recipe. If you want to jazz up your coleslaw, here are some of my favorite extras: jalapeños, carrots, pineapples, salt & pepper to taste.
Does coleslaw need lemon juice and vinegar?
No! A common misconception I often see is lemon juice and vinegar in coleslaw. You only need one acidic element. I use white vinegar and leave out the lemon because that’s how I grew up making coleslaw.
This coleslaw recipe is exactly how my Caribbean roots remember it but is equally a very classic Southern American side dish. Try it and let me know what you think.
Creamy Southern Style Coleslaw Recipe
This creamy Southern style, Caribbean inspired coleslaw recipe is an all time easy recipe. Only 5 ingredients! First, it's super creamy. Next, it's slightly tangy. And of course, Duke's Mayonnaise is still a must. Tip: finely shredded cabbage is best. My go to pre-packaged coleslaw mixes are the Fresh Express 3 Color Blend Coleslaw Mix or the Fresh Express Diced Southern Slaw Mix. 4g Carbs 5.1g Fat 0.6g Protein per serving
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Salei, The Natural Foodie
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