Rating: 4.5 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
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I enjoy a wide variety of coleslaws, but this mustard slaw may be my fave. The combo of hot and sweet has a proven track record for pleasing palates. Salting and massaging your cabbage first (aka 'cassage') will help draw out water, which sweetens up the flavor, as well as produce a flexible, yet still crunchy texture, which I think is lacking in many other 'chop and mix' recipes. Garnished here with chives and chive blossoms.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr 10 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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For the Dressing:

Directions

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  • Halve and quarter the head of cabbage and cut out the core. Slice across into 1/2-inch ribbons. Place cabbage in a bowl and sprinkle in salt. Massage cabbage until it begins to soften, about 1 minute. Let rest for 10 minutes, tossing occasionally. Transfer cabbage to a colander and rinse well under cold water. Let drain thoroughly.

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  • Mix mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, grain mustard, honey, cayenne pepper, and vinegar together in a large bowl.

  • Squeeze cabbage as dry as possible and add to the dressing. Mix until thoroughly combined. Cover top in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Toss and taste before serving.

Chef's Note:

Of course, vary the sweetness and hotness according to what you're going to serve this with. If I'm going to toss this next too some spicy grilled sausages, then I will tone down the punch, whereas if I'm topping a sweet, smoky pulled pork sandwich, I might be a little more aggressive, like I was here.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of salt. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

156 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 13.8g; fat 11.1g; cholesterol 5.2mg; sodium 1770.9mg. Full Nutrition
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