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How can I make this cole slaw delicious?

Asked by skfinkel (13511points) April 16th, 2010

I just cut up a cabbage, added some oil, vinegar, mayo, yougurt, lemon juice. But it’s really quite plain. Anything else I can do quick?

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dpworkin's avatar

Something sweet.

Emt3225's avatar

Add raisins… Yummy

Fly's avatar

Spice it up!
Old Bay would make a great, flavorful addition if you happen to have some on hand.
Anything like Emeril’s Essence would be an easy flavor-kick as well.

liminal's avatar

A small amount of shaved red onion. A few mustard seeds. Maybe a bit of julienned apple.

edit: I forgot, maybe a little bit of fennel. Or, maybe, some caraway.

zandrace's avatar

1 cup of sugar!

Coloma's avatar


I am THE cole slaw queen in my family…a can of cashew pieces is amazing, everyone goes nuts for it! lol

I use shredded red & green cabbage, shredded carrots, a mayo type dressing and cashews.

gemiwing's avatar

rice vinegar

thriftymaid's avatar

Grate a carrot, add dill and sweet pickles, and add a little celery seed. Some people like onion in it; I’m not one of them. Also, I see no need for the oil.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Throw it out the window of a speeding train and replace it with chocolate cake!
Actually the cashews sound good: :))

PupnTaco's avatar

Were you going by a recipe or just throwing stuff together?

jazmina88's avatar

always some sugar or substitute…...rice vinegar…..carrots…..

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Add some celery seeds

slick44's avatar

Yup like someone said little bit of sugar. and carrot

marinelife's avatar

Add some black pepper. A little bit of finely minced onion and finely diced red bell pepper.

Also, this sounds odd, but blue cheese is really good in coleslaw.

skfinkel's avatar

Thanks all!

njnyjobs's avatar

Add capers

gailcalled's avatar

Someone’s mother I knew made superb coleslaw and used caraway seeds. I still make it the same way.

OneMoreMinute's avatar

Grated ginger
can of crushed pineapple
sweet red pepper

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Maybe this was implied, but I didn’t see salt on the list of ingredients. If you haven’t added any, DO! Even a very small amount really brings out the flavors of food, and make them taste brighter and less “plain”.

eden2eve's avatar

Some Bon Appetite seasoning or some celery salt, and a little bit of Lemon Pepper.

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