Salad — is a ready-to-eat dish which is almost a raw mix of various ingredients usually including vegetables, fruits, mild spices and nuts. Usually a start/side in the meal. Now, how wouldn’t a raw veggies dominant dish be nutritious! Any salad is undoubtedly fresh, feel good and a superb healthy dish to start with. Verrrry Nutritious too 🙂 Also, one of the kinds of best food for those who are on diet. Coleslaw or slaw, as called in America, is in simple terms, a Cabbage salad. Cabbage, mayonnaise , vinegar and very few other spices make a Coleslaw. Few recipes also suggest to include buttermilk and few other sour cream. After all, it always depends on how your taste-buds demand 🙂 So, here is the recipe to go with. Happy Cooking!
Coleslaw Mix – 16 oz packet (if not store bought, take 16 oz mix of shredded cabbage and carrots)
Mayonnaise – 2/3 cup (in detail about this ingredient at the end of the post)
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Vinegar – 2 tbsp (you can use white vinegar or red wine vinegar)
Milk – 2 tbsp
Black pepper powder – 1/4th tsp
Dry mustard powder(optional) – 1/4th tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp (or, to taste)
1. Take a wide mixing bowl which can hold 16 oz of Coleslaw mix. Add all the ingredients except the coleslaw mix.
2. Mix them all thoroughly with a wooden spoon and then, add the shredded cabbage+carrots(Coleslaw mix). Mix well, check and adjust the spices and mayonnaise to your taste.
3. Chill the bowl covered, in refrigerator for atleast 5 hours. You can also have it right away.
So, Coming to Mayonnaise, to all my viewers(Specially those from different countries) who don’t find Mayonnaise at stores, this can be prepared at home too. You just need a beater or you can just whisk it which needs some time. Not much though! I came across this wonderful Mayonnaise recipe from foodnetwork.com by Chef Alton Brown. Hope this would really do for those who can not find Mayonnaise in their store. Here is the recipe link – http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/mayonnaise-recipe/index.html