Recipe video above. This Slaw is addictive! The combination of ingredients in this might seem surprising but the flavours work extremely well together. With a subtle, refreshing flavour yet somehow at the same time has that "juiciness" that we love about traditional mayo based Coleslaw. The flavour of the fennel and caraway seeds it quite subtle - in fact, many people don't even realise it's in there, they just know it's delicious!We love serving this refreshing salad with rich Southern Foods like Fried Chicken, Brisket, BBQ Chicken, Pork Ribs and BBQ Pulled Pork. It's a perfect match!
Keyword: No mayo coleslaw
Servings: 10- 12
1/4large head green cabbage (or 1/2 small head), shredded (~12 cups, Note 1)
1medium fennel bulb, trimmed, halved and shaved at 1.5 mm on a mandolin (Note 2)
1red apple(any kind is fine), halved and thinly sliced (1.5 mm thick)
3tbspapple cider vinegar, or less to taste (Note 6)
1 1/2tspcaster sugar(Note 5)
Dressing: Shake Dressing ingredients in a jar.
Toss! Place cabbage, fennel, apple and dill in a very large bowl. Pour over Dressing, toss well.
Sprinkle with caraway seeds then toss again.
Set aside for at least 1 hour to allow cabbage to wilt. Give it a good toss, then transfer to serving bowl and serve!
Storage: Keeps perfecty for 3 to 4 days in the fridge. Dressing stops apple from going brown. Best to bring to room temperature before serving.
1. Cabbage - about 12 cups packed (ie push cabbage in), approx 600g/1.2lb (after removal of thick cabbage core).2. Fennel - the body of a medium one is about the size of a baseball (small is tennis ball size).3. 1.5 mm = 0.06 inches thick. Not sure how millimetres are expressed in the US!4. Caraway seeds have a similar aniseed flavour to the fennel and dill. Don't want to use too much, just a touch to add an extra something-something to this Slaw!5. Salt & sugar - this dressing specifically has less salt and more sugar than you'd expect because we like it to have a Coleslaw-like flavour which errs more towards a bit sweet than salty.6. Vinegar - Vinegars can vary in acidity, so taste as you go. We like apple cider vinegar because it's a natural match with the fresh apple and is lower in acidity than other vinegars. You can sub with other (white) vinegars, but start conservatively (eg. 1.5 tbsp) and increase gradually until you feel the balance is right.7. Nutrition per serving.