I think coleslaw is one of my favorite summer foods.
That is such a bold statement because summer brings so much great food!
But this coleslaw has been a labor of love to get just right – and I’m so excited to share it with you. Even if you aren’t usually one to go for the coleslaw at a picnic, you are going to be blown away at the flavor in this one.
The dressing itself can stand on its own
and is one of my secrets to the coleslaw. It is one of my husband’s favorite dressings even on a regular salad!
This recipe makes enough for a small family gathering. If you are prepping for say, a large family reunion, just double up. This is a great dish to make up ahead of time for your gathering since it keeps well in the fridge, and the flavor only gets better over time!
And even if you are making it for just your family dinner this week, make up the full batch! The flavors only get better over time as they sit in the fridge and you can use it all week as a lunch or dinner add on.
I have even been known, *ahem* to make a large bowl of it my entire lunch!
Such simple ingredients.
Visit your farmer’s market this week and pick up some of these frugal veggies and you can make your own!
A picnic or summer celebration isn't the same without coleslaw. Learn how to use real food ingredients to elevate this classic to the next level.
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 small head cabbage sliced thin
- 2-3 carrots shredded
- 1 bunch green onions chopped
- 1 cup whole sour cream if you are dairy free use coconut milk yogurt
- 1 TB juice from a lemon could go more if you like it more tart
- 1-2 TB raw honey local if possible!
- 1 TB garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- ½ - 1 tsp sea salt to taste
- ¼ - ½ tsp pepper to taste
Put the cabbage, carrots, and green onions in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl.
Pour the dressing over the veggies and combine.
Refrigerate the coleslaw for a couple hours before serving.
Keep me posted if you try my favorite summer coleslaw! What is your favorite summer dish?