World’s Best and Easiest Coleslaw with Homemade Vinaigrette

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 This, the World’s Best Coleslaw Recipe, is for all my friends out there who call themselves as “Bad Cooks”.  

World's Best and Easiest Coleslaw and Susan's Homemade Vinaigrette

My homemade vinaigrette only takes a minute to throw together, but the taste is so much better than anything you’d buy in a store, and it’s perfect for the World’s Best and Easiest Coleslaw recipe.

I feel your pain. I do. I once despaired of ever being as good a cook as my mama. 

It is also for all my friends out there who think of themselves as “Coleslaw Haters“. I feel your disgust. I do! 

I once was one of you! I hated coleslaw with an unbridled passion.

BUT: This recipe was what finally convinced me that coleslaw doesn’t ~have~ to be disgusting. (And that’s really important if you live in a state where barbecue joints are where you take your out of town guests, and a barbecue sandwich nearly always come topped with coleslaw.)

Would you just trust me on this one, and try it?

The World’s Best and Easiest Coleslaw That Will Change. Your. Life.

Oh, yes, it will! 

World's Best and Easiest Coleslaw with a Homemade Vinaigrette

It’s the best, and easiest coleslaw ever. You can’t beat that with a stick!

All your friends, who have spent years either pitying you, or eyeing you with smugly superior glee whenever you show up at a gathering, bearing a dish from the deli? Let’s just say that not only will they be stopped in their tracks, and begin gazing at you with unconcealed admiration, they’re also going to be BEGGING you for this recipe.

You will be the “Bad Cook” no more. 

You’re welcome.
Here it is, in all it’s shamefully easy glory.

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The Recipe for The World’s Best and Easiest Coleslaw

Yield: 8 servings

World's Best and Easiest Coleslaw with Homemade Vinaigrette

World's Best and Easiest Coleslaw and Susan's Homemade Vinaigrette

It's...uh...the world's best and easiest coleslaw?

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of already shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 small bottle of a vinaigrette-type dressing (Newman’s Own is a nice one, or Newman’s Own Caesar, but whatever you have on hand – or – even better- make your own vinaigrette – my recipe follows) I don’t use the whole bottle – I think in the past I’ve used about 3/4 of a bottle. Pour on the dressing gradually and mix it till it suits your taste.
  • 1/2 c. of crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 c. dry roasted sunflower seeds

Instructions

  1. Empty the bag of coleslaw mix into a large bowl.
  2. Pour on the dressing gradually and mix, tasting as you go, until you have enough dressing to suit your taste. You can always add more vinaigrette, but you can’t take it off once it’s on there.
  3. Then add the feta and sunflower seeds and mix some more. Voilà!

Notes

  • This coleslaw loses it's crunchiness in an hour or two, so don't mix it till the last minute.
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    And it takes two seconds to make. How cool is that?
    And, as promised, here’s the recipe for any Over-Achievers and/or Lovers of Non-Processed Food .
    As in…me.

    Susan’s Homemade Vinaigrette:

    Yield: 1 cup salad dressing

    Susan's Homemade Vinaigrette

    World's Best and Easiest Coleslaw and Susan's Homemade Vinaigrette

    Susan's Homemade Vinaigrette is the perfect dressing for the World's Best and Easiest Coleslaw.

    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 c. white wine vinegar (you could substitute lemon juice for vinegar - that's a great variation)
    • 1 T. Dijon mustard
    • coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • pinch of sugar
    • 3/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 minced garlic cloves

    Instructions

    1. Dump all ingredients into a jar with a screw top lid, screw on the lid, and then shake the jar like crazy.
    2. Leftover homemade vinaigrette can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks, and works great on any salad you'd care to eat it on.

    Notes

    This is a basic vinaigrette, but the minced garlic gives it that extra punch of flavor. It's perfect on any salad, and is the vinaigrette we use most often on salads at our house. But in particular, it's positively perfect on the World's Easiest and Best Coleslaw.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    8

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 88mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
    World's Best and Easiest Coleslaw with a Homemade Vinaigrette

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