Cool, light, not too sweet, not too sour, “just right”. Simple. Down-home. Southern coleslaw!! Yep. My Sweet Creamy Southern Cole Slaw is exactly that. And just how we like it.
Everything you’d expect and hope for, made easy in the food processor!
I never cared for coleslaw when I was a kid! As a matter of fact, I pretty much hated it. Everyone would rave and rave about so-and-so’s, or KFC’s, and I’d be like, please just keep that “stinky stuff” down at your end of the table, and please pass me the ‘tater salad! 😀
I just couldn’t do it.
Then one summer day, I decided to just go for it on my own, kept it super simple, make it totally creamy-style, and only added the amounts that I could tolerate.
And I LOVED it. Finally!! I could enjoy coleslaw, too, so long as I offered to make it myself. 😉 And luckily, everyone who’s tried it has liked it and asked for the recipe!
Now, you can of course, adjust the basics to your own preference, as I have come to realize, that, coleslaw is a very “personal” matter. Everyone seems to like it their own way. And that’s wonderful! What a boring world it would be if we all liked the exact same thing the exact same way, right? 😀
So here’s how I enjoy making it!
I simply run skinny wedges of cabbage and baby carrots right through the ol’ food processor using this blade to keep it nicely chopped and the consistency of KFC’s.
The finished dish will look like this:
I add in some finely chopped red onion….
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….then whip up this nice, creamy dressing. (*The tartness coming from my own homemade sweet pickles!) But you can use the juice from a jar of store-bought if you don’t have any homemade. I prefer sweet “bread ‘n butter” pickle-style juice, but you can also try using dill or sweet gherkin pickle juice.
This dressing can also be used as a regular, tossed, garden salad dressing. Or, a dressing for other salads such as potato salads, macaroni salads, and creamy pasta salads. You can use it “as is”, or doctor it up further with a little mustard, chopped olives, or some pickle relish!
But for the slaw, just stir it all together, chill, and wa-lah! 😀 Perfect coleslaw every, single, time! 😀
Absolutely a must-have staple to any spring event, summer picnic and barbecue, and the perfect, easy side dish for sandwiches all season long! Hint: this goes beautifully on top of pulled pork barbecue sandwiches! Just saying. 😉
I think that you’ll really enjoy my version, and will come home with an empty bowl from every party attended!
So let’s welcome spring with a good old fashioned picnic at the park,
or backyard barbecue with friends, neighbors and family!
Whaddya say?! 😀
*This dish also goes well with fried chicken, ribs, grilled meats, burgers, subs and sandwiches! *We found these packages at Walmart. Four, 3 oz. bags, bundled together. Hope this helps you find them easily.
*We found these packages at Walmart. Four, 3 oz. bags, bundled together. Hope this helps you find them easily.