Simple Coleslaw with a Secret Ingredient

OK, who grew up in the ’70s when it was popular to consume hot dogs, Kool-Aid, Miracle Whip, Kraft dinner, and a whole slew of other foods that were really new but now are um, yuck?  A food that I’ve always found absolutely yuckola is the KFC green slop coleslaw. I appreciate the recipe might have changed since the 70’s but the last time I had it, it was very green, finely minced, watery slop. Totally gross.

Thankfully, in the 70’s I also had my mother who made this coleslaw. A simple recipe that has stood the test of time. Still easy, still popular – even with people who don’t like coleslaw! My kids helped me make the last batch. Someone peeled the carrots, another grated, someone else chopped the cabbage…if they can do it then you can too!  It’s the “secret ingredient” that makes it awesome.

Simple Coleslaw with a Secret Ingredient


1/2 head green cabbage, chopped (but not minced)
1/2 small white onion, finely chopped
2-3 carrots, washed and grated
Approx. 3-6 tbsp mayo (we use Hellmann’s rather than Miracle Whip) – make it as sloppy as you like!
And the secret ingredient is about 3 tbsp of the vinegar from your favourite store bought dill pickles!
Salt and pepper to taste
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Wash and grate the carrot. Finely mince the onion. Cut the cabbage (removing the hard core).  Mix together with mayo and dill pickle “juice”.  Add salt and pepper to suit your taste.

This makes enough for a party! Certainly it serves 6-8 generously.

That’s it friends! Enjoy!

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