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Re: What do you add to your cole slaw?

Shreaded cabbage and carrots, I usually mix mayo and water in my ninja so its not to thin and cuts down on the calories, a touch of brown sugar and caroway seeds

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Re: What do you add to your cole slaw?

Shredded cabbage, a little onion (or not), mayo, black pepper, salt, half 'n half, vinegar, a bit of sugar, dillweed. At times I've added finely diced green pepper; I've also added diced apple. A wonderful addition is chopped jicama! Very sweet and crunchy and low carb! As you can probably tell, I like creamy coleslaw, not the vinegar/oil type. Italian seasoning is good too. Add seasonings to taste.
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Re: What do you add to your cole slaw?

On 6/7/2014 kachina624 said: Mother always added chopped, salted peanuts. It's a great wat to get kids to eat it and I always liked it too.

A variation on this theme is cashews, which is a must have if I do a cole slaw. A smidge of diced red bell pepper and also grated sharp cheddar.

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Re: What do you add to your cole slaw?

I always add tomatoes when they are fresh and ripe. Cabbage, onions, carrots, tomatoes, mayo, and a little dill, vinegar, and sugar. It is great on hot dogs and subs as well.

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Re: What do you add to your cole slaw?

I love all these ideas!

I'm making shrimp tacos for dinner tomorrow. I'm going to use some of these suggestions for the bagged cole slaw mix.

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Re: What do you add to your cole slaw?

Add to fresh cabbage: sliced almonds, toasted sesame seeds and 1 package of the Top Ramen noodles (UNCOOKED) smashed up.

Dressing: 1 pack of the Top Ramen seasoning pack, (I prefer the oriental flavor) 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup oil.

Chill and serve.

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Re: What do you add to your cole slaw?

On 6/8/2014 RedTop said:

For me cole slaw is one of those basic foods I prefer very plain; grated cabbage (no packaged mix), mayo, sugar, vinegar and celery seed. Every now and then I will eat it with grated carrots, green pepper, and onion, but that's as far as I'll go outside the box.

I agree 100 percent with RedTop ESPECIALLY when it is served with good barbecue. The hot, smoky, juicy and spicy Q is the perfect counterpoint for an ice-cold, crispy and crunchy slaw with no flavor much except the sweet, creamy and vinergy dressing! You take a bit of the hot spicy meat, eat that, then the crisp cool slaw "cleanses" the palate. When serving with bbq, I even omit the celery seed. Just be sure the slaw is somewhat sweet and creamy and COLD!

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Re: What do you add to your cole slaw?

On 7/6/2014 rat2e said:

I always add tomatoes when they are fresh and ripe. Cabbage, onions, carrots, tomatoes, mayo, and a little dill, vinegar, and sugar. It is great on hot dogs and subs as well.

Instead of dill and vinegar, try dill pickle juice.

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Re: What do you add to your cole slaw?

This is so interesting to read the many different ingredients people add to their cole slaw! My husband makes it using equal parts of key lime yogurt and mayo, and throws in some yellow raisins. He originally made it to put on fish tacos, but we liked it so well, that we make it that way just as a side.

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Re: What do you add to your cole slaw?

I am going to have to try some peanuts or cashews in my next batch of slaw. That sounds good and really different. Something I've never tried.