Delicious Non-Sweet Creamy Homemade Coleslaw
I’m going to probably surprise a lot of people here.
I don’t really like coleslaw.
At least I didn’t before this particular non sweet homemade coleslaw happened in my kitchen.
You see, I’m really not a huge fan of super sweet coleslaw. In fact, for the longest time I thought I hated all of it, even homemade coleslaw. Except that wasn’t it – the biggest problem was, I was eating versions of it with so much sugar in it, it was just too sweet for me. I wanted to like it. I really, really did.
But when I ate it, I could tell it was the sweetness I didn’t like – not the rest of the combination of flavors.
Yes, I know – I’m weird. I can’t really explain why I don’t like super sweet coleslaw but I don’t. Mildly sweet coleslaw is okay sometimes but the stuff you get at restaurants or in the deli department is usually much too sweet for my taste.
When I started to ask others how they felt about coleslaw, I was surprised by how many other people didn’t like coleslaw and said it was too sweet for them. Some mentioned the fact that those veggies shouldn’t really be that sweet together. I certainly agreed.
I knew it was time to do something about that though.
So I set out to create a Non Sweet Creamy Coleslaw that I could enjoy.
I think I did pretty good if I do say so myself.
- ½ a head of green cabbage, shredded
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- ½ onion, chopped or shredded
- ¾ cup mayo
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 Tablespoons white vinegar
- 1-2 teaspoons celery salt, to taste
- 1 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
- Mix the shredded green cabbage, the shredded carrot and the shredded onion in a bowl.
- In another bowl, whisk the mayo, sugar, white vinegar, celery salt and ground pepper.
- Blend the dressing with the veggies.
- Taste the coleslaw to see if you need to add anything – more celery salt, reg. salt or pepper (I even use garlic salt sometimes).If you want the dressing a little thinner, add just a half tablespoon more of white vinegar and then adjust your flavors after that.
- Cover and chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
- Serve with anything you’d serve regular coleslaw with. Enjoy!
This recipe tastes great with a side of baked beans, with some burgers or even pulled pork sandwiches.
On Sunday I will be posting a fantastic recipe we made to serve this with. I am excited to share it.
So do you like your coleslaw sweet or non sweet?