How to Make Coleslaw From Scratch
It’s THAT time of year!! Yes, backyard barbeques with friends and family, church picnics, easy meals….and of course, the main season of….don’t heat up your house, unless absolutely necessary!
So, that being said, it is gardening season and fresh vegetable time and time for an easy, from scratch, healthy coleslaw. This is pretty basic, folks, but so good and easy, we can’t pass up writing it out for you. Plus, if you are like me, you panic when you have to furnish something for a picnic and that’s the great thing about coleslaw. You can easily have these ingredients on hand and cabbage and carrots don’t go bad very quickly on you to keep them in your crisper drawer.
Easy Coleslaw Recipe
What You Need:
- 1 batch of Homemade Mayo (If you make a large batch of coleslaw, you will still want to make your mayo in one recipe increments, so you will always have favorable results)
- Carrots, 4 medium size
- Cabbage, approximately one medium size head (I like to use a combination of red and green cabbage for the beauty of it)
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
THAT’S IT!! Easy recipe that even your kids will enjoy helping to make.
What You Do:
First of all, wash your vegetables and cut the cabbage into manageable pieces and peel the carrots. I use a BOSCH shredder attachment and run everything through it. If you don’t have one, don’t worry…just shred everything up in the size or shapes that you prefer. You can shred the carrots with a cheese grater and then just cut the cabbage into shreds.
Dump the carrots and cabbage in a large bowl. Make your bowl large enough to stir things up well. You can always transfer it to a prettier bowl.
Next, make your Homemade Mayo batch or have one already prepared. Add this to your cabbage and carrots and stir well. That’s it!
It is best to mix it up ahead of time and let it set in the frig for a couple hours before servings. It’s not absolutely necessary, but it seems to taste better that way.
This is a perfect salad to share at a backyard barbeque or serve at home with your favorite meal….like ribs!
I just made this easy coleslaw recipe again and paired it with ribs that were made in the crockpot and I used this delicious, Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe.
Enjoy your summer picnics!
Have you ever tried to learn how to make coleslaw from scratch? What additions would you make to this recipe?