The salad the USA love the most. The Coleslaw!

Ok, ok, it started in Netherlands! The term “coleslaw” is derived from the Dutch word “koolsla,” which means “cabbage salad.” It was brought to America by Dutch immigrants, where it gained popularity and became a staple in many American meals

Here is what you need: 


  • 1 small head of cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (I tried with Yogurt, still delicious, but it’s not the same) 
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Things to avoid: 

  1. Overdressing: Adding too much dressing can make the coleslaw soggy
  2. Not allowing the flavors to meld: in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to an hour before serving allows the flavors to combine and develop.
  3. Using the wrong cabbage: Coleslaw is traditionally made with cabbage, but using the wrong type of cabbage can affect the texture and taste. Opt for green or Napa cabbage, as they have a crisp texture and mild flavor that work well in coleslaw.
  4. Cutting the vegetables too thick: 
  5. Not seasoning properly: 
  6. Not adjusting the flavors:
  1. In a large bowl, combine the shredded cabbage and grated carrots. Toss them together until well mixed.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Mix until the dressing is smooth and well combined.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cabbage and carrots. Use a spatula or tongs to toss the vegetables with the dressing, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together. For even better results, refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
  5. Before serving, give the coleslaw a quick stir to make sure the dressing is well distributed. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt, sugar, or vinegar according to your preference.
  6. Serve the coleslaw chilled as a side dish or as a topping. 

Or watch this video and let me know your thoughts. Cheers! 

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