Vinegar Coleslaw


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Let me make one thing clear. I do not eat coleslaw. It’s a texture thing. And a taste thing. And I used to have a huge aversion to mayonnaise or anything mayonnaise based. Combine all those things and it’s clear why I do not eat coleslaw.

Let me amend the previous statement. I do not usually eat coleslaw. The absolute only time I ever like eating coleslaw is on a pulled pork sandwich. I think it gives the sandwich a good contrast in both texture and taste. I actually thing the coleslaw brings out the flavor of the pulled pork.

So tonight I decided to make my very first coleslaw in order to pile it on top the best pulled pork I’ve ever had. I opted for a vinegar-based recipe found at Bon Appetit thinking it might be more palatable than a mayonnaise based one. Though admittedly when I was tossing the slaw together, I kind of wished there was a hint of creaminess to it. (Not drowning in a cream based sauce.)

Since the only time I ever eat coleslaw is with pulled pork, I don’t even know what coleslaw is supposed to taste like. So I called in my neighbor for a taste test and it was determined that my coleslaw tastes exactly like what a vinegar-based coleslaw is supposed to taste like. Hurrah!

ingredients.

  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 2 tsp. coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seeds
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 16 oz. package coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 of a small red cabbage, sliced thin (if red cabbage is not already included in your store-bought coleslaw mix)

directions.

Whisk first the first four ingredients in large bowl. Mix in green onions. Add coleslaw mix; toss to combine.

FYI: I tried this on a pulled pork sandwich and it was magical.

Recipe rating: 

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. I do love coleslaw and usually make with mayo (have recently tried with salad cream), but this would be a much healthier version. I think it looks great!

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    1. lefoodsnob says:

      It’s definitely healthier. I was wishing I had made a mayo version too so I could have a taste test!

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  2. Sophie33 says:

    Mmmmmmmmm,…What an easy peasy tasty recipe. I love to eat coleslaw with some grilled fish. 😉

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    1. lefoodsnob says:

      Thanks, Sophie! It was so easy. Definitely the perfect side to grilled fish!

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