I haven't made much slaw in my day but my husband & I really enjoy this version. A small amount of drained crushed pineapple or pineapple tidbits in place of the scallions would probably work well in this dish.
Toss cabbage & carrots together with 1 teaspoon salt and let drain in colander until wilted, about 1 hour. Rinse cabbage & carrots with cold water, then dry thoroughly with paper towels and transfer to large bowl.
Mix all dressing ingredients until well blended. Toss dressing with cabbage. Season with salt and pepper to taste and refrigerate until chilled.
Shortcup version: Mix dressing with 1 large bag Slaw mix from grocery store. This will cut down prep time to a minimum. But for freshness you can't beat home made.