Cole Slaw, Recipe for Cole Slaw, Picnic, Side Dishes

Cole Slaw

Cole Slaw, Recipe for Cole Slaw, Picnic, Side Dishes

It is starting to get hot enough outside that you need a good standby recipe for cole slaw.

This recipe is part Ina Garten and part Rhonda Eubanks, my dear friend and catering buddy.

Rhonda and I love to cook together!  We have a great rhythm in the kitchen, and we freely alter each others’ recipes. She makes a slaw with bacon and blue cheese that I love.  The combination is brilliant.  However, she makes hers with bottled dressing and cole slaw mix, so I changed it up a little to have a homemade dressing and freshly chopped cabbage and carrots.  Also, Rhonda adds halved cherry tomatoes to her slaw.

Either way you make it, this slaw is a great addition to a summer picnic.

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Recipe for Cole Slaw

Salad Ingredients:
1 large green cabbage, finely chopped
5 carrots, peeled and shredded in the food processor or minced in a blender
5 ribs of celery, chopped
8 ounces bacon, chopped and fried until crispy (I used Petit Jean Bacon, of course!)
6 ounces crumbled blue cheese

2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons celery seed
salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients except bacon and blue cheese in a serving bowl. Mix dressing in a separate bowl. Toss with slaw. Sprinkle blue cheese and bacon on top and wait to mix those in until just before serving.