Creamy Cole Slaw

by Michelle on May 3, 2010

A few years ago I was at our local farmer’s market and I was wondering around buying this and that. And I happened upon one booth that had the most gorgeous produce and they had Savoy Cabbage stacked up. Savoy Cabbage is just so pretty with it’s color variations of green and the lacy leaves. It always reminds me of the cabbages drawn in the story book series Tales of Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor’s Garden!

Have you ever tasted Savoy Cabbage? It is not only a gorgeous vegetable, it makes the best Cole Slaw ever!

I’m not really much of a salad person but I love Cole Slaw and I mean I LOVE it! And whenever I make Patty Melts I always put some Cole Slaw on the Patty Melt and then grill it…OH MY…so good!

Years ago I was a member of a Cooking Forum and I met Kathleen, now of Cuisine Kathleeen, a great cook and baker. Kathleen also has a dish obsession and sets the most gorgeous tables! One day I asked Kathleen for her Cole Slaw Dressing recipe and below is what she sent:

Creamy Cole Slaw
Cole slaw..no exact recipe, shred the cabb, carrot, celery, a bit of onion, sugar, sweet pickle juice, pinch of powdered mustard,pepper,reg. mayo unless the “gag me mayo” group is here, ha! and a dollop of sour cream.

I love receiving recipes written from memory and I know Kathleen went through the motions of making her slaw as she typed it out for me. LOL! Since that time I have written out the recipe, just to make it easier.

Creamy Cole Slaw
Recipe adapted from Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleeen

1 head green cabbage, shredded
2-3 large carrots, shredded
2-3 Green Onions, minced
1 stalk celery, grated
1 cup best-quality mayonnaise
3 TBL sour cream
1-2 TBL Sweet Pickle Juice, to taste
1 tsp dry mustard (I use 1-2 tsp Dijon Mustard)
1/2 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper
Combine the shredded cabbage, onion, celery and carrots in a large bowl.

Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, pickle juice, mustard and pepper in a medium bowl. Adjust for desired sweetness by adding some sugar or Sweet Pickle Juice.

Then add the dressing to the cabbage mixture. Toss well to combine. Refrigerate. Serve chilled.

I served the Cole Slaw diner-style and used the gorgeous Savoy Cabbage Leaves as the basket liner. Is that cute or what?

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  • Jenny Flake May 3, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Oh my goodness, I’d eat this beautiful dish for breakfast! YUM!

  • Kristi Rimkus May 3, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I’m a big fan of coleslaw. It’s terrific with almost any sandwich or seafood dish. I agree. I think Savoy makes a much better slaw!

  • Maria May 3, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Great slaw for picnic weather!

  • sadaf May 3, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    i realy like the way how you present the theese sandwhiches and coleslaw belive me my mouth full of water. :)

  • Jen @ How To: Simplify May 3, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    I love pairing creamy cole slaw with a great-tasting sandwich. This is perfect for the warm weather that finally arrived!

  • Mimi May 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    My daughter was just asking for a killer cole slaw recipe, I’ll pass this on.
    Mimi

  • Maggy @ Three Many Cooks May 3, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I love creamy coleslaw and this looks de-lish! Can’t wait to try it out.

  • Krista May 3, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    I absolutely love the photos of the cabbage, Michelle. :-) Such gorgeous color and texture! :-)

  • Cheryl B. May 3, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Hi Michelle :-)
    So, both of us like Cole Slaw. But of course our prefered versions are different. figures. chuckle, chuckle.

    I like using that kind of cabbage over most leaf lettuces when traying up foods, like for catering. That type of cabbage and purple kale and you’ve got a nice looking foundation for your sandwiches, or cheeseballs, or whatever.

    And you’re right, it definetly looks like it’s out of “the story book series Tales of Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor’s Garden!” I’m smiling just thinking of those books.

    Curious – what all is on your sandwich? The ‘patty melt’ I’m thinking of, is a grilled/fried hamburger with cheese and grilled onions.

  • Fuji Mama May 4, 2010 at 1:28 am

    Mmmmm, definitely must have mayo! Can you tell which crowd I’m in? This looks so good!

  • Cookin' Canuck May 4, 2010 at 3:25 am

    I like the touch of sweet pickle juice in this coleslaw. Great photos of the cabbage!

  • Angie's Recipes May 4, 2010 at 4:56 am

    I have never had any savoy cole slaw, and not to mention it’s a creamy version! This looks so incredibly delicious!
    Thanks, Michelle, for sharing such a great recipe!

  • The Bush League Cook May 4, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Yummy!! This looks delicious!

  • Ju May 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Oh Michelle, I have always been attracted to savoy cabbage, but they cost an arm and a leg to buy here in Singapore. Only the top end supermarkets stock them. I guess I’ll just gawk at your stunning ‘slaw. :(

  • deana@lostpastremembered May 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

    That is a spectacular cabbage photo… I don’t think you could do a better one if you tried.. great work and fun site, glad I stopped by!!!

  • megan May 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I’ve never seen that cabbage before or at least if I did, i didn’t pay attention! 😉 I love coleslaw too.
    How ya liking WordPress?

  • Erica May 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I love, love cole slaw and it is a must on in Colombian Hamburgers!Your looks delicious!

  • Susan May 5, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    I love cole slaw and savoy cabbage and the pickle juice is something I use in potato salad sometimes too. This sounds great!

    By the way, your blog is still not refreshing in my blog roll even after I changed the URL. Am I the only one having this problem. You also don’t show up in Google Reader even though I’m a follower. Strange!

  • MaryMoh May 5, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    I have not eaten savoy cabbage. Your coleslaw looks delicious. I would love to try. Thanks for sharing.

  • Barbara Bakes May 5, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I’m one of those who have never tasted Savoy Cabbage. It does look so colorful and great underneath your delicious meal.

  • Joanne May 6, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Hi love! Hope that everything today went well. I’ve been thinking about you!

    The cole slaw looks delicious.

  • Bonnie May 6, 2010 at 12:52 am

    This cabbage is so beautiful I almost wouldn’t care if it tasteds good. But the slaw also looks delicious.

  • Sophie May 6, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Hello Michelle!

    Brussels calling!! This is one superb coleslaw!! That’s for sure!!

    Looks very tasty too!

    Many greets from rainy Brussels!

  • Biz May 6, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    I love cole slaw too – especially on pulled pork sandwiches – the way my grandpa used to make it for me when I was a kid!

    Do you go to the Barrington Farmers market on Cook Street? Also, did you know that The Arboretum in South Barrington has a farmers market? It opened last week:

    http://www.shopthearboretumsb.com/events-offers/seasons-produce-and-specialty-market

  • Ivy May 6, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    This recipe sounds amazing. I will have to try it.
    And It also reminds me of an asian-inspired ramon slaw I have been wanting to make.
    Have a lovely sunny day!

  • Carolyn May 7, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Whats pickle juice? Is it some kind of vinegar?

    • Michelle May 13, 2010 at 4:59 am

      Just use some of the sweet pickle juice from a jar of sweet Pickles you buy at the store. It is a wonderful sweetener and contains all the goodies that make sweet pickles so yummy!

  • Ezzie May 7, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Your coleslaw looks great with those sandwiches! Oh yum! Hope you’re feeling better now!

  • Julie Harward May 7, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    This looks so good to me! I think I have you correctly on my list now, I deleted the othe address and have added this new one! Come say hi..today is a special day at my blog! 😀

  • tasteofbeirut May 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Hi Michelle

    Love coleslaw; I made it once or twice and did not like the results, so I stopped making it; I would trust your recipe though! I notice you did not put any sugar.

  • Runner May 9, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    This looks so good to me! I think I have you correctly on my list now, I deleted the othe address and have added this new one! Come say hi..today is a special day at my blog!
    +1

  • Cuisine Kathleen May 24, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    LOL, this cracked me up! I am honored! Cole slaw season is coming!
    Thanks for the mention..that seems like ages ago doesn’t it?

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