Cabbage Slaw

Raw fresh vegetables are so attractive in so many ways, good for you, beautiful color, and the crispness and coolness on a summer day.  YUM.  Cabbage slaw is a great side dish with many meals.  I use it with both the creamy style dressing and with vinegar dressings.  Here are 2 favorites.

1 head green cabbage sliced thin
1/2 sweet onion sliced thin
3 carrots shredded
1 red sweet pepper sliced thin
optional 1/4 red cabbage sliced thin

Combine the shredded vegetables in a large crock or mixing bowl.  Using a smaller bowl mix about 3/4 c. miracle whip dressing with 1/4 c. vinegar, 1/3 to 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 t. salt, 1/4 t. pepper and stir with a whisk or fork til smooth.  Taste it and adjust seasonings and sugar or vinegar.  Pour over the shreds and stir well and serve.

If you prefer a vinegar dressing combine 1/4 c. vinegar,  3/4 c. oil,  3 T. sugar, 1/2 t. salt and 1/4 t. pepper,  and 1 t. celery seeds then stir together well.  Pour over vegetables and stir until well coated.  Taste and correct seasoning to taste.

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