May 06, 2009

Coleslaw for Pulled Pork Sandwiches (or for anything, really)

16 oz coleslaw mix (shredded green and red cabbage and carrot)
1 small onion, sliced thinly

for the dressing:
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon sesame seed
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
juice of 1/2 lemon

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth. Toss with the onion and coleslaw mix.

My thoughts:
I had never "cheated" and used coleslaw mix before but on this day I made pulled pork sandwiches made with Georgia-style homemade barbecue sauce, homemade baked beans, homemade rolls and a crumb cake, I felt justified in using some preshredded cabbage. Really the mix wasn't bad, it was very crisp which was a great foil for the tangy dressing I made. This is a super not-too-sweet-or-wet coleslaw that makes a great sandwich topper or side dish.