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Jun 26, 2011 08:30 AM

coleslaw (non-mayo)

Looking for a good coleslaw (No mayo version please). Am looking to use as a side dish but also to go on top of BBQ and Sandwiches.


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  1. Wherever I bring this Super Slaw from Epicurious, it disappears...not sure if you WANT Asian flavors or if you are looking for a more traditional creamy cole slaw that uses something instead of mayonnaise? But here's the link just in case:

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    1. re: Val

      And if the OP is looking for something creamy but without mayonnaise... I often use a mix of smooth cottage cheese and bulgarian yoghurt (both can be low-fat) in such salads, and it works well and is really delicious.

      1. re: Val

        I love this recipe! The dressing is so good & can double as peanut sauce with other things.

      2. I riff on this cole slaw:

        However, I use really good apple cider vinegar [the heinz stuff tastes like crap] instead of the distilled white vinegar, I cut the sugar in half, and generally, reduce the oil as well.

        I use the Cooks Illustrated method of salting/draining the cabbage for an hour before rinsing and drying. And, I never add green pepper, but that is a personal taste thing.

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        1. re: smtucker

          mmmm, that one looks really good too, SMT...and might be more of the traditional flavor if that's what soup is looking of the reviewers said it was great with pulled pork!

          1. re: smtucker

            my best friend's mom makes one similar to this recipe, except she adds blue cheese. brilliant. and just creamy enough if you let it sit for a little while...

          2. A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, I used to run a kitchen. Our slaw vinaigrette recipe was as follows

            4kg sugar
            1.8kg salt
            1C onion salt
            1C celery salt
            4C white pepper
            1C garlic salt
            16l white vinegar
            8l vegetable oil
            2 small bottles worcestershire

            mix all dry ingredients, add vinegar and worcestershire, stir well, add oil, stir well.
            Shred cabbage and a carrot for color, mix, add vinaigrette to taste.

            I don't expect you to make a tub-o-slaw, but you get the idear.

              1. When I make barbecue or pulled pork, I make a Carolina ketchup-based slaw. It's easy and apropos. Here's a simple recipe from


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                1. re: junescook

                  I've never heard of a ketchup based slaw, but that recipe actually looks good. I might try that when I get my CSA share this week. I like that it's not oniony. Onions are fine in slaw the first day, but after that, they're all you taste!