What Is Coleslaw?
Coleslaw is a type of salad that is believed to have its origin in the dutch part of the ancient roman kingdom, which we know as Nederland. It is made of freshly shredded cabbage with mayonnaise as its dressing primarily or sometimes sour cream.
Apart from cabbage, you can use other veggies like spring onions or grated carrots as per your preferences. For mayonnaise, both store-bought and homemade should give you almost equally great results.
Is Coleslaw Keto?
Classic dutch and American versions of coleslaw are not keto since they require refined white sugar as an ingredient to make the dressings. However, it’s not very difficult to prepare a keto version by swapping out white sugar for any artificial sweetener. The result will be as good as the traditional coleslaw, so you are not compromising anything, to be honest.
What Is The Best Cabbage to Use?
While any generic white crunch cabbage would be fine for a yummy coleslaw, we recommend napa cabbage for the best crunch and they are probably the easiest one to slice a lot pretty quickly as well.
Many also prefer red cabbages to give the recipe a more colorful contrast. However, they tend to bleed and their red color will interfere with other ingredients, giving the dish a different appearance than you expected. It will help if the red cabbage is kept soaked for 30 minutes in the water ahead of the actual preparation.
What To Serve with Coleslaw?
It has no easy answer and the question should be what not to! Pretty much any of your favorite veg and non-veg summer recipes or snacks can be perfectly combined with coleslaw, such as hamburger, sandwich, hot dog, french fry, lobster, fried clams, and more.
As a side dish, coleslaw is extremely flexible. Just by altering some ingredients and their amounts, you can make it either creamy or tangy, or spicy according to what you are serving it with.
Here are our some delicious recipes you can serve with Coleslaw:
How to Store Coleslaw?
You can store coleslaw easily in a refrigerator. Firstly, if you don’t want to use all the amount you made in a single go, do not forget to refrigerate within a maximum of 2 hours of preparation. Use an airtight container and keep it in your deep fridge to extend the shelf life up to 5 days. However, it will be wise to check for any bad odor or discoloration before you serve it.
Coleslaw Recipe Variation
Coleslaw is perhaps one of those dishes that everybody loves to add their own variations on to make the recipe special. Here are two of our favorites -
Dressing with Vinegar: Prepare the dressing with sugar and apple cider vinegar in a 1:1 ratio while adding little celery seeds, olive oil, and garlic.
Dressing with Mustard Sauce: Here the dressing will be made of yellow mustard sauce, or mustard mayonnaise, sugar, and apple cider vinegar. You can also include a dash of hot sauce to make the flavor even more intense.
Coleslaw is highly nutritious and can perfectly go with literally any of your favorite veg or non-veg snacks. As you can see, preparation is pretty straightforward and all you need is just mix the ingredients well, hence there can be no excuse for not trying this awesomely delicious side dish today.