This recipe originally featured in Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches.
This is a twist on the classic coleslaw. Rather than use vinegar, I use a little pickle juice to give my slaw some tang and stir in some chopped pickles as well. It cuts through the richness of a BBQ chicken sandwich!
The Best Cabbage for Slaw
For this recipe, we use green cabbage. You'll need about half of a medium head. (Use the rest of it to make any of these recipes!)
Double the Pickle, Double the Fun!
In addition to using pickle juice in place of the traditional vinegar for this slaw, we also add about a half-cup of chopped pickles. It's like a coleslaw and a pickle relish all in one!
Ways To Use This Slaw
Besides the aforementioned BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, serve this slaw on top of fish tacos or hot dogs, or alongside burgers, grilled steak, or grilled fish.
This slaw can be made up to 2 days in advance. It will also keep for up to 5 days, but the texture diminishes over time.
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1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup pickle juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 green cabbage, thin shredded (about 4 cups)
2 medium carrots, grated (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup chopped dill pickles
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Combine the mayo, pickle juice, and sugar:
In a mixing bowl, whisk the mayo, pickle juice and sugar until combined.
Add the cabbage, carrots, and pickles:
Stir in the cabbage, carrots and pickles.
Taste and season:
Taste the slaw. Season to your liking with salt and pepper. Slaw can be made a day or two in advance with no problem.
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 to 8|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||8%|
|Total Carbohydrate 9g||3%|
|Dietary Fiber 2g||7%|
|Total Sugars 6g|
|Vitamin C 29mg||145%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|