Enjoy tangy, delicious, and easy coleslaw with the absolute best creamy (and homemade) dressing!
Course Dinner, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Prep Time 25minutes
Chilling Time 2hours
Total Time 2hours25minutes
Servings 8as a side dish
6cups (331g)shredded green cabbage(~1/2 of 1 green cabbage)
2cups (165g)shredded red cabbage(~1/4 of 1 red cabbage)
1 and 1/2cups (150g)shredded carrots(~2 large carrots)
1Granny Smith apple,cut into matchsticks (optional)
1/2cup (97g)Hellman's/Best Foods Mayo
1/2cup (106g)full-fat sour cream
1 and 1/2tablespoonsapple cider vinegar
2tablespoonshoney(or 2 tablespoons white sugar)
1/4teaspoon EACH:fine sea salt, black pepper
Optional: 1 and 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
DRESSING: In a medium-sized bowl, mix together all of the dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust to personal preference. If desired, add in the lemon juice (add slowly, to personal preference). Refrigerate while preparing the cabbage.
CABBAGE, CARROTS, AND APPLE: Start by removing any outer leaves that are browned or crumpled. Cut the green cabbage exactly in half and then in half again (to get 4 quarters). Cut out the core of each quarter. Slice each cabbage quarter into very thin shreds. To make things faster, use a mandoline slicer here. If the shreds are long, cut in half. Transfer the sliced cabbage to a salad spinner base. Wash thoroughly and spin to dry completely. Repeat with red cabbage. Shred carrots on the small side of a cheese grater. Cut apple into thin slices. Cut the slices into matchsticks. Add the green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, and apple to a very large bowl.
COMBINE: Pour the dressing over everything, and toss well to combine. It will seem dry at first, but keep mixing. Cover and refrigerate, for at least 20-30 minutes and preferably 2 hours or up to overnight.
This recipe benefits from spending some time in the fridge. I recommend 2 hours at a minimum, and up to a day in advance. Not only does everything become more flavorful, it also helps soften the cabbage. Be sure to toss well again before serving.