|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 6 to 8|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||24%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||7%|
|Total Carbohydrate 35g||13%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||12%|
|Total Sugars 30g|
|Vitamin C 60mg||299%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
Switch up your coleslaw recipe so instead of it being the forgotten condiment on your BBQ table, it becomes the star of the show. Coleslaws are thought of as just a side dish that adds some tang or creaminess to your plate, offering some balance of flavor. They are never thought of as salads on their own. Our recipe for a tangy and perfectly crunchy coleslaw might change your mind.
The hot dressing used wilts the cabbage somewhat and acts as a marinade, but leaves the shredded cabbage with the perfect amount of crunch so it doesn't become a soggy mixture, but a vibrant and fresh addition to your menu. Assembled in minutes, the cabbage needs to be chilled for a few hours before serving, so it's cold and delicious.
A simple apple cider vinegar dressing adds the perfect coat of flavor to any cabbage of your liking and makes this mixture a great addition to any meat-heavy meal, but also a wonderful base for other dishes. Think strips of grilled fish, shrimp, or chicken on top of the slaw, or hummus wraps stuffed with coleslaw for a vegan and vegetarian meal. The options are varied as this cabbage preparation proves as versatile as an ingredient as it is easy to make. Excellent for topping pulled pork sandwiches, the slaw is also a delicious topping for burgers, hot dogs, fish tacos, fried shrimp, oysters, or fish and chips. Choose any cabbage of your liking, or whatever is freshest at the store. Napa, Savoy, red, or green are all delicious options, and a combination of two or three makes a visually beautiful dish.
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For the Slaw:
1 head cabbage, shredded; or about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of packaged shredded coleslaw mix
1 medium red onion, quartered and thinly sliced
For the Dressing:
1 cup vinegar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon celery seeds
Gather the ingredients.
Combine shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix with the sliced onion. Combine the dressing ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from the stove.
Pour the hot dressing over the cabbage and toss well to coat.
Cool the coleslaw slightly, cover, and then refrigerate until serving time.
How Nutritious Is Cabbage?
Packed with vitamins K and C, cabbage is a nutritious vegetable to add to your weekly shopping list. A two-pound cabbage has barely 227 calories, but 22 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein. It has 690 µg of vitamin K and 332 mg of vitamin C, so chances are that eating one serving of this slaw will cover almost all your recommended daily intake of the former, as you only need a microgram of vitamin K a day per kilogram of weight.
This basic tangy slaw is a great base for you to add other ingredients to and experiment with additional flavors and textures. Here are a few ideas for inspiration:
- Add shredded carrots, thinly sliced celery, or thinly sliced green apples. As the apples might oxidate quickly, add them last, right before serving.
- Add about 1/4 cup of thinly sliced radish.
- Add about 1 cup of shredded red cabbage to the coleslaw.
Cabbage, Raw. FoodData Central. United States Department of Agriculture.