Summa Summa Summa time!
I previously wrote that the Cesar salad is the summer salad king. Well if Cesar salad is the king coleslaw is the queen or at least the prince or princess. A perfectly seasoned and flavorful cold coleslaw does wonders for a burger, hotdog or aside some delicious fried chicken, bbq chicken or ribs. It’s a recipe we must all have under our belts for the summer.
I love crispy crunchy freshly made coleslaw, especially with BBQ ribs and fries. While coleslaw is consumed in epic proportions at most BBQ’s not everyone makes good one. Sometimes it’s too sweet, or too soggy, or just not quite right. Considering how simple it is and most importantly how loved it is, it makes perfect sense for us all to know the basics for a yummy coleslaw. My recipe calls for 9 simple ingredients. All ingredients except one you may already have in your kitchen.
For the delicious flavor you should note the celery salt and onions are non-negotiable. I don’t like my coleslaw too vinegary hence I use these two ingredients and eliminate the vinegar all together. You still get the strong traditional coleslaw flavor, and instead of using sugar I opted for honey, since is blends extremely well with the mayonnaise. All in all the perfect balance of flavors in this crunchy and highly requested side dish. Try some soon!
Ingredients (printable recipe)
1 large carrot
1 large white cabbage
½ large purple cabbage
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion shredded
1 clove garlic grated
¼ teaspoon celery salt
2 ½ tablespoon honey
¼ teaspoon black pepper
- In a bowl combine the mayonnaise, honey, shredded onion, garlic and celery salt, mix thoroughly and place in the refrigerator while you shred the vegetables.
- In a large bowl shred the carrots, purple cabbage and white cabbage
- Add the mayonnaise mixture to the veggies and mix thoroughly
- Return to the refrigerator to completely chill and sprinkle with black pepper before serving
- Add more or less mayo depending on the level of creaminess you like.
- If you like fine bits of cabbage (like the KFC version) use a grater however if you like long crispy slices, use a sharp knife to thinly slice the cabbage.
- If you don’t have honey use sugar, just make sure it’s completely dissolved in the mayo mixture.