There is no meal that is not enhanced by coleslaw. While almost every takeout food store sells its own, we like the homemade brand best. There is no real set recipe. I add all kinds of delicious ingredients to dress up this family staple.
- 1 bag coleslaw mix -
- 1 carrot, peeled and finely grated -
- 1/8 cup vinegar -
- 1/8 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed) -
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise -
- 1 tsp salt -
- 2 tsp finely chopped fresh dill (or 3 frozen cubes) -
- zest of 1 lemon -
Place the coleslaw mix in a large bowl and run a sharp knife through it to cut the pieces of cabbage smaller. Add carrots and mix. Add all remaining ingredients and toss well until combined. Let sit for ½ hour before serving.
Here are some ideas of add-ins to change your dish: Toasted sunflower seeds (salted) are our favorite way to add some crunch. You can also try toasted almonds or hazelnuts, 1 Granny Smith apple cut into matchstick pieces and soaked in lemon juice for 4 – 5 minutes, scallions (green parts) for added color and flavor, and small pieces of pastrami for a great accompaniment to chicken.