Rainbow Slaw–Homemade Cole Slaw
This couldn’t have been easier and it was very tasty and a definite switch up to store bought cole-slaw. I used about 1 1/2 bags of pre made cole- slaw found in the produce section of most markets . Whole Foods has a rainbow slaw which is a mix of different cabbages and it’s perfect. You may even be able to use 2 bags ( 12 oz. bags) but I started out with 1 and added another 1/2 . There are ingredients you can add which would give this some extra kick like jalapeno and that’s totally up to you. I have listed them below.
1/4 cup lime juice — about 3 fresh limes — I use an electric juicer
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Honey
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
4 cups Slaw Mixture or 2 cups Red Cabbage and 2 cups White Cabbage — the bags are easy and readily available almost everywhere — if using 12 oz. bag use 1 -2 bags. If you can find 16 oz. bag that should be sufficient.
Kosher Salt to taste — I think I used about 1/2 teaspoon
Freshly Ground Black Pepper — app. 1/4 tsp.
These are the additional ingredients which are your optional additions
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion or 1 small shallot minced
- 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
- 1 jalapeno , seeded and minced
- sunflower seeds — sprinkle app. 1/4 cup for some extra added crunch
In a large glass bowl, whisk lime juice, oil , honey, mustard and any other ingredients you may be adding. Add in the cabbage and if you’re using cilantro add that as well. Taste for Salt and Pepper and add that as well to your liking.
That’s it — Serve room temp. or make ahead and serve.