The Crooked Ladle
Homemade Creamy Coleslaw Dressing with Slaw
Easy Creamy Coleslaw Dressing Paired with a Special Slaw - A Perfectly Balanced Dressing Blend
Creamy Coleslaw Dressing
Homemade coleslaw is so much better than the bottled version. This recipe is very creamy and fresh tasting with a touch of sweetness from the honey and hint of tang from the vinegar - a perfect complement to crunchy slaw. This dressing also goes well with broccoli salad. You can make it up to a few days ahead of when you intend to serve it. You can even turn it into a slightly different dressing by replacing the celery seed with poppyseeds which makes the dressing amenable to a fruit salad as well. I think you’ll find that this recipe has a nice balance of flavors. If you have leftover slaw/dressing that has already been mixed together, it will last a few days longer in the refrigerator.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: None
· Small bowl or lidded jar
· Medium serving bowl
· Sharp knife
· Measuring cup
· Measuring spoons
· Stir spoon
· 1 cup mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt for a healthier option
· 2 tablespoons honey
· 1 ½ tablespoon champaign vinegar (it doesn't have to be citrus champagne vinegar)
[An alternative to champagne vinegar could be apple cider vinegar]
. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
· ½ teaspoon celery salt or celery seed (I used celery salt)
· ¼ teaspoon salt
· 1/8 teaspoon pepper
· 1 – 14-ounce bag coleslaw (green cabbage, red cabbage and carrots)
· 1/3 cup dried cranberries
1. For the dressing, in a small bowl or jar (with a lid), add all of the dressing ingredients and whisk together (or shake if using a jar) to combine well and allow to get cool in the refrigerator until you are ready to prepare the slaw for serving.
2. For the slaw, pour the entire slaw contents into a medium bowl. Add the dried cranberries and toss to distribute.
3. Just before serving time, add the dressing a little at a time to the slaw and mix in between additions. Add enough dressing and mix until you have your desired amount of dressing to slaw ratio combination.
I recommend serving this coleslaw with fried chicken or other barbecue meat. For an easy dinner night, I just purchase pre-made fried chicken and bake some packaged cornbread to accompany this recipe.
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