People from all over the world enjoy their very own versions of coleslaw. Germans sometimes add onions or apples to their slaw. Italians enjoy their coleslaw with cooked ham and sliced pepper which they call “Insalata Capricciosa” or capricious salad. In Sweden, a traditional coleslaw is classically served with pizza and known as “pizzasallad” (pizza salad). Another recipe adds carrots and leeks and is called “veckosallad” (week salad) for its notable durability. In the United Kingdom, coleslaw often contains carrot and red onion, walnuts, and dried fruits such as sultanas or raisins.
In the United States, coleslaw often contains buttermilk, mayonnaise and carrots, or prepared mustard or vinegar without the dairy. Barbecue slaw, also known as red slaw, is made using ketchup and vinegar rather than mayonnaise. It is an essential part of “Lexington style” North Carolina barbecue.
This recipe kicks traditional coleslaw up a notch. Feel free to use either prepared or your favorite homemade dressing.
1 Bag Coleslaw and Carrot Mix
Bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
Slivered Almonds, toasted
Light Coleslaw Dressing (to taste)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and enjoy!