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Work is kicking my behind again today, so another short and sweet recipe.

“Coleslaw” comes from the Dutch koolsla – literally “cabbage salad.”  And a very good, easy salad it is, especially when made with bagged, shredded cabbage.  You can shred your own cabbages and carrots, of course, but I’ve found that it’s not all that much more expensive to use the bagged stuff unless you are making a really, really large quantity.  But I’ve included instructions for both, just to be on the safe side.

And the dressing?  YUMMY.

Happy picnicing and barbecuing this summer, y’all.



Serves 6 – 8

One 16-oz. bag of shredded green and red cabbage with carrots OR

5 cups shredded green cabbage

1 cup shredded red cabbage

1 large carrot, shredded

1 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon white vinegar

1 tablespoon sugar or Splenda

1 teaspoon celery salt, or to taste

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

Place the cabbages and carrots in a large bowl.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sugar (or Splenda), celery salt and pepper together until well blended.

Pour the dressing over the cabbages and carrots, and toss until well mixed.  Cover and refrigerate for an hour to allow the flavors to blend.

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Michele says:

Love, love, love coleslaw. You really can’t have BBQ without it.
.-= Michele´s last blog ..Boyce Thompson State Park =-.

I love coleslaw, but can you believe I’ve never made it? Thank you for giving permission to use the bag stuff; maybe I’ll actually attempt it now…
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Jenni says:

Jan that looks amazing.

Are you coming to BlogHer? I’ve been meaning to ask.
.-= Jenni´s last blog ..RTT: It’s cold and I’m tired so it is what it is =-.

I love coleslaw …..
Nom, nom, nom! I’m done with my “plateau” diet of four days.
Yay me! I had an egg on Oroweat Thins for bfast and after four days of NOTHING it tasted like gourmet food.
: )
.-= Twenty Four At Heart´s last blog ..F*$&ing Diet Plateau! =-.

I am now sincerely looking forward to a picnic. Yum!
.-= Sprite’s Keeper´s last blog ..Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free. =-.

I don’t like coleslaw, never have, in some ways it is my nemesis. And now you tell me it is cabbage salad? Well that explains everything. Still, if I ever need to make it for some sort of unfathomable tea-party or something I’ll stop by here…
.-= Mo “Mad Dog” Stoneskin´s last blog ..Delinquent child of Frankenstein =-.

Gretchen says:

Only you can make coleslaw gorgeous.
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ssg says:

yum yum yum yum YUM
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I’m not a big coleslaw fan, but I’m betting I’ll love this coleslaw because it’s from you. 🙂
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