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bonnie's deli coleslaw

a recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

This is the only recipe you will ever need when your meal requires coleslaw. It is delicious. It will feed two people, or it will feed a crowd. I have several coleslaw recipes, but this is the one that is most requested. It is very easy to make, and it can be eaten right away. The dressing will keep in the fridge for 8 to 10 days. You will be asked for this recipe. It's a keeper! Enjoy!

method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For bonnie's deli coleslaw

  • 1 small tight head of cabbage, knife cut into thin shreds
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage, knife cut
  • 1/2 tablespoon red onion, minced
  • 1 cup better foods mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

How To Make bonnie's deli coleslaw

  • 1
    PREPARE: Select a young, tight head of cabbage. Cut in half, then into fourths, and remove the core. NOTE: We prefer the optional ingredients in our coleslaw. Do try it both ways to see which you prefer. Both are delicious.
  • 2
    Knife cut the cabbage into thin shreds. You can use pre-grated cabbage in a bag, but it is much better if you knife cut your own cabbage. Knife cutting vs. grating cabbage is a personal preference, but it does make a difference in the texture of the coleslaw.
  • 3
    Store salad in a glass bowl with saran wrap in the fridge until ready to use.
  • 4
    MAKE THE DRESSING: Mix all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Transfer the dressing to a Mason jar with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate. Note: This is a very versatile recipe. Make it as written the first time, then feel free to adjust the amounts of sugar or vinegar to your personal taste.
  • 5
    SERVE IT! The dressing is kept separate from the salad in the fridge and mixed just before you serve the meal. This keeps the cabbage crisp. If you prefer to mix the cabbage and dressing, you can combine the two an hour before serving . Some folks like a little dressing and some like a lot, so this recipe helps you satisfy everyone's taste. When mixing, add only a tablespoon of dressing at a time until it suits your taste, or better, yet, let everyone add their own dressing. The recipe may be doubled for a crowd.