How to Make Coleslaw

From the store to the kitchen to the table: The Basics outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of complicated techniques. It’s a method you’ll remember and whip out whenever you like. It is the most basic way to make the thing you’re making.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • • a large colander
  • • a large, heavy can or two small cans to weigh down the cabbage
  • • a box grater
  • • tongs
  • • 1 small head of green or red cabbage (about 2 pounds)
  • • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
  • • 1/4 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • • 2 medium carrots, peeled
  • • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • • 1/2 teaspoon caraway or celery seeds
  • • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning

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How to Make Coleslaw
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