Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I love the color of this salad, which turns a basic coleslaw salad into something a bit more cheerful and different from the ordinary, green, sloppy slaw. And all it takes is simply changing the color of a few ingredients.

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True to a classic coleslaw salad, this recipe still uses cabbage, carrots, mayo and vinegar, except I substituted ordinary cabbage with red, and added a red bell pepper for greater color contrast. Maybe the color is just an illusion, but the salad seemed somehow tastier.

Red Cabbage Coleslaw
(Serves 4-6)

For the salad, you will need:
1/2 head of red cabbage, shredded
1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
2 scallions, finely chopped

For the dressing, you will need:
1/2 cup mayonnaise (low fat or canola-based)
1 tsp white vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Place cabbage, carrot, bell pepper and scallions in a bowl. In a measuring cup mix mayo, vinegar, salt and pepper. Add the dressing to the vegetables and mix well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Serve chilled.

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