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.
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
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
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.