Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage Slaw

It took me a while to find the perfect red cabbage coleslaw! My father doesn't like mayonnaise but loves cole slaw so this is a great mayonnaise-free recipe. I've also made this salad using green cabbage instead of red (or purple) cabbage and it turned out equally delicious.

1 small head red or purple cabbage
1 small white onion
1 medium carrot, peeled
1 red bell pepper (optional), julienned (finely sliced)
1 tbsp salt
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

1. Shred cabbage, onion, and carrot using mandolin or food processor. Place in bowl and add red bell pepper and 1 tbsp salt and mix.
2. In a small pot, add vinegar, sugar and oil. Bring to a boil and slowly pour hot dressing over cabbage. Add only as much dressing as necessary to fully coat cabbage. Cabbage will turn a bright fuchsia color. Do not mix.
3. Cool coleslaw and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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