I never used to like coleslaw. Memories from my childhood are of KFC dinners my Dad brought home, complete with mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls and soupy slaw. Ick.
Many years later, I ate coleslaw at a restaurant, and loved it! Nothing like that drippy, wet slaw made in bulk. I set out to create my own version of grown up slaw at home. Fresh fruit and chopped cabbage mixed with a bit of tangy mayo and celery seed is my perfect at home slaw! You’ll never turn your nose up to slaw again. Promise.
- ½ large head cabbage (or 1½ bags of coleslaw mix)
- 2 large carrots, grated (omit if using bagged mix)
- 1-2 apples, I like Fuji washed, cored, cut into chunks ( peel on)
- ⅓ cup Golden Raisins (more or less depending-if you are a raisin lover)
- ¼ cup Craisins (optional)
- ¾ cup Mayonnaise (not light) I like Best Foods or Hellman's
- ¼ cup Cider Vinegar
- 2-3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 tsp celery seed
- Wash and chop cabbage. Place cabbage in large bowl.
- Add carrots, apples, golden raisins, and Craisins.
- In separate bowl, mix the mayo, cider vinegar and sugar until the sugar is dissolved. If you like the dressing more tart, add vinegar, a tablespoon at a time. If you like your slaw dressing sweet, add more sugar.
- When the dressing is mixed well, add the celery seed.
- Pour the dressing over the cabbage and fruits.
- This salad is best when chilled for at least an hour.