What’s a picnic without coleslaw! I think of this coleslaw recipe in the spring and summer, and then again in the fall and winter. This really is an all-season side dish that suits a lot of meals. This spring we’re packing this in the cooler to take with us when we’re picnicking on the bank of a stream we’ve been fly fishing, and while we’re scouting for turkeys as the season is about to open. It’s always a welcome dish at potlucks, BBQ’s and the end-of-school events before the kids are freed for the summer.
Change Up Your Coleslaw!
This is a basic recipe. You can do a lot to change it up by adding one to one and a half cups of:
- chopped walnuts
- grapes, cut in half
- fresh peas
- Use 1/2 cup mayo and 1/2 cup sour cream instead of one cup mayo
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cumin – no more than a teaspoon
- 1 tablespoon celery seed
- 1/4 cup chopped chives
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds