Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Classic Slaw

Classic Slaw

Summer and salads. They just go together. There is something about summer that brings out the patio BBQ chef in us all. What better dish to accompany that piece of charbroiled meat than a cool zesty crunchy salad filled with flavor? Growing up, I never realized people made their own coleslaw. I just thought you drove to your local KFC and brought home a few bowls and served it. I didn't even notice until a few years back that you could buy a package of chopped cabbage and carrots JUST for the purpose of making your OWN slaw. Ok, I get it, I am a bit of a ditz and I am learning new things all the time. I only share this story with you because now that I just can't GO to a local KFC or other food joint to get my eats....I have to make it myself. I am also finding out I would MUCH rather eat the food I prepare than some premade in a warehouse sort of food. I can control what I put in and how it tastes.

Much to my surprise....I actually LIKE my coleslaw....AND the family does too. Nothing more gratifying as a wife when your husband says "now THAT is how coleslaw should taste".

That being said, save yourself a trip to KFC for some slaw and whip this up for yourself.

(doesn't that just look tasty???)

Classic Slaw

1 bag coleslaw blend (amazing they sell this at a store LOL!!)

1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 baby dill finely minced
1 tablespoon dill pickle brine
1/2-1 tablespoons sugar (depends on how sweet you like your slaw)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon celery seeds

Blend together salad ingredients then pour over slaw mix. Toss well until dressing is evenly distributed. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.


  1. Definitely going to be making this one :) We always look for new slaw recipes :D

  2. Hey Jill,
    It's Lisa from our early morning visit at Energy Solutions Arena. Your recipes look great! I passed your blog on to my gluten-free friend.
    It was super nice to meet you!

  3. I love a classic cole slaw. I just posted a cilantro slaw you should check it out.