Yummy Cole Slaw Recipes made from Cheap, Nutritious Cabbage

Cabbage is a nice, inexpensive vegetable to buy in these difficult economic times. What’s more – it full of nutritious vitamins and antioxidants. It’s one of the cruciferous vegetables that’s been found to be so important for your health.

Images of Cabbages

This past weekend I made my mother’s recipe for Cole Slaw that I grew up with – yum, um! It’s the only Cole Slaw recipe I like. Cole Slaw usually tastes too much like mayonnaise to me. My mother’s version has mayo in it – but it’s seasoned in a way that makes it taste more like a yummy dressing. I used low-fat mayo to make it healthier.

As you can see below, there are two ways to make this recipe. One is the sweet way, with carrots and raisins, and the other is with onions or peppers and less sugar.

The first photo is of the non-sweet version:

Photo of Cole Slaw

The next photo is of the sweet version. We enjoyed both variations when I made them last night. Though, the sweet way with the raisins is the way my mother made it the most – and it makes me think of being a kid!

Photo of Sweet Cole Slaw

Cole Slaw Recipe

Shred 3 cups of cabbage

Method 1
Add a ¼ cup chopped green pepper or ¼ minced onion.

Method 2
One cup of grated carrot
½ cup raisins (optional)

Dressing
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar (I used only 1 t. sugar for the onion version)
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds (optional – but recommended)

Combine dressing ingredients together until the sugar dissolves. You can add a little olive oil to extend the dressing if needed.

Mix other ingredients with the dressing.

The full flavor of the sweet version came out after it was chilled for a couple of hours.

Bon appétit!

Many thanks to my Mom for the recipe!

Mama Lisa

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One Response to “Yummy Cole Slaw Recipes made from Cheap, Nutritious Cabbage”

  1. Uly Says:

    My cole slaw recipe doesn’t have any mayo at all.

    Shred a good quantity of purple cabbage, and about a third as much carrot. Add in some shreds of scallions as well – it’s a very vivid color contrast with the purple and the orange and the green all together like that!

    Your sauce is just vinegar, brown sugar, salt, and pepper, mixed in whatever quantities taste right. If we’re under the weather I add a clove or two of garlic, if we’re eating Asian-inspired food I add the garlic and some ginger, maybe with soy sauce as well. But I like it just the way I said.

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