Coleslaw Is A Cure For Holiday Overindulgence

Photo of cabbage patch for blog post on coleslaw recipe and coleslaw dressing recipe by charis freiman-mendel, author of "cook your way through the s.a.t."

Cabbage has a short (3 month) harvest cycle and is easy for farmers to grow, which makes it inexpensive

Cabbage is a superfood which offers an ESTIMABLE array of health benefits and for chefs needing to ECONOMIZE, can be had at a modest price. As long as shredded raw cabbage is used as the NUCLEUS,  the salad will QUALIFY as cole slaw, even when other vegetables and fruits are added. Prepare the coleslaw and dressing in advance of the meal (even overnight) to allow the flavors to MELD.

Photo of shredded red cabbage in a bowl for blog post on coleslaw recipe and coleslaw dressing recipe by charis freiman-mendel, author of "cook your way through the s.a.t."

Core and shred half of a head of red cabbage and place in large bowl . . .this time I shredded by hand, but you can also use a food processor or mandoline

Photo of a half green cabbage, shredded on a cutting board, for blog post on coleslaw recipe and coleslaw dressing recipe by charis freiman-mendel, author of "cook your way through the s.a.t."

Core and shred half of a head of green cabbage

Photo of raw ingredients for coleslaw in a bowl before dressing added, for blog post on coleslaw recipe and coleslaw dressing recipe by charis freiman-mendel, author of "cook your way through the s.a.t."

Peel and shred 2 large carrots and combine all ingredients in a large bowl

Coleslaw Dressing:
(for 1 medium head of cabbage, shredded)

  • 1 ½ c mayonnaise
  • ¼ c apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp celery seed
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate for an hour. Dress and toss the slaw and serve.

Photo of coleslaw with dressing in large white bowl ready to serve for blog post on coleslaw recipe and coleslaw dressing recipe by charis freiman-mendel, author of "cook your way through the s.a.t."

Refrigerate leftovers and the taste gets better and better during the next few days

  • ESTIMABLE = respectable
  • ECONOMIZE = cut cost
  • NUCLEUS = center
  • QUALIFY = meet the requirements for
  • MELD = blend

Have a healthy new year!

Charis

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