Coleslaw with thinly sliced cabbage, carrots and green onion, with or without mayonnaise. The quintessential American picnic salad.
Preparation time: 5 minutes.
- Cabbage, either green or purple or both
- Green onion
For the version with mayonnaise:
- Yellow mustard
For the version without mayonnaise:
- Rice vinegar or white vinegar
- Salt and pepper
1 Starting with a head or half a head of cabbage, thinly slice the cabbage until you have approximately 4 cups (not packed) of sliced cabbage. (Using a mandoline helps in this case.) Julienne a half of a carrot. Thinly slice a couple green onions.
1 For the mayo dressing version, add 3 Tbsp mayo, 1/2 teaspoon of yellow mustard and mix in with the cabbage, carrot, and onions. Add pepper to taste.
3 For the non-mayo version, add a couple tablespoons of rice vinegar. Sprinkle with sugar, salt, and pepper to taste.
Yield: Serves 4.