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I think you will be surprised at how easy it is to make Homemade Coleslaw. The prices of prepared salads, like coleslaw, are quite expensive at my local grocery store. Making my own coleslaw recipe at home, saves time and money.
Once upon a time, I would have shredded my own cabbage and carrots. Nowadays I usually stick to the prepackaged coleslaw mix. It’s a bit more colorful with the purple cabbage, green cabbage and carrots all mixed together. Plus, there’s less clean-up time. I’ll have to confess that I am a mess in the kitchen, and buying the bagged mix saves me so much time. Cleaning up my food processor takes up a lot of my time, so I prefer not to use it for shredding cabbage for this coleslaw recipe.
Making your own coleslaw at home can save time, money and you have full control of all the ingredients in your recipe. You may need to do some planning in prepartion for this coleslaw recipe, because it really should chill for at least one hour before serving. You can also prepare it up to a day ahead of time and it will still taste and look great.
First you will need to whisk all of the sauce or dressing ingredients together in a large bowl. This OXO balloon whisk just feels right in my hand. It’s used to whip up everything from sauces to eggs to pancakes. Whisks and rubber spatulas are two kitchen tools I couldn’t live without.
OXO Good Grips 11-Inch Balloon Whisk
After you dressing ingredients are well blended, you will add your prepackaged coleslaw mix. (You can shred your own, too)
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- ¼ cup sugar
- 6 to 8 cups shredded cabbage and carrots (There is approx. 3 cups of of shredded colesaw mix in a 16 oz bag of prepackaged coleslaw mix)
- Whisk together Mayonnaise, Milk, White Vinegar, and Sugar until well blended
- Stir in cabbage mixture until all is coated.
- Chill for at least one hour before serving.
What is your go to side dish for get picnics and parties?
Homemade coleslaw is perfect for picnics and family gatherings. Pick your favorite bowl, cover it up and place in an insulated carrier for easy transport and cold storage!
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If you are looking for more side dish salads that will be the hit of your next party or picnic Broccoli Salad on the Light Side and Veggie Pasta Salad are two more of my absolute favorites! Both of these recipes could be enjoyed as a summer meal, too.