Thursday, September 2, 2010

Cole Slaw


I was at Costco last weekend and noticed they had Cole Slaw makings in their refrigerated section, it had a bunch of cabbage, some walnuts and Craisins. It was all pre-packaged and included the dressing, all you had to do was mix it together.

How fun is that? NOT! I thought it would be an interesting slaw, but I was not ABOUT to pay 8 bucks for it.

I stopped by the store and found a bagged mix of two different kinds of cabbage plus carrots. I had Craisins and Walnuts at home. I made it for about a buck!

I used my locally famous Cole Slaw dressing and it rocked my world. It is best eaten the same day, as the nuts become soft after a day or two.

1 package of green cabbage (or cut your own)
1 package of purple cabbage (or cut your own)
1 bag of shredded carrots
1/2 cup of Craisins
1/2 cup of Walnuts

The Dressing:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tbl white vinegar
21/2 tbl lemon juice

Mix the dressing together, incorporating all ingredients

Add the vegetables and Craisins, and let sit several hours to overnight

Add the nuts on top before serving

13 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love coleslaw on anything!

Lynda said...

I love coleslaw, and your additions of walnuts and craisens rocks! I'm going to try it this weekend. Thanks Cheryl!

Mary said...

What a lovely recipe and certainly much less expensive than the slaw that inspired it. You did a really nice job with this. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pam said...

The dressing sounds fantastic. I love homemade slaw, adding craisins and walnuts is a great idea.

Debbie said...

It sounds so good Cheryl. I've never had craisins and walnuts in cole slaw. I've got to try this!

Sasha said...

Walnuts in cole slaw? What a fantastic idea.

Bethie said...

Totally awesome, gotta try this!!!

teresa said...

YUM! i love homemade coleslaw like this!

Sam Jo said...

Am I the only one who hates slaw??? Maybe yours will change my mind!

Chef Dennis said...

now that sounds like a fun slaw!! I love the nuts and crasins, we will have to try that at school this year!

Kristen said...

thanks for your 'famous' dressing recipe - I know my DH would love it

sophia said...

Ew. I wouldn't buy packaged coleslaw. 1) It's pricey, 2) I can make something SO much better. Yours look amazing: colors and textures and flavors!

grace said...

ooooh, walnuts and craisins!! i've never had those as components of cole slaw, but my goodness, what they would add in terms of texture and flavor is unreal! nice find, cheryl!

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