Texas Yellow "Cold Slaw"
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Never apologize mister, it's a sign of weakness.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, 1949
The word "coleslaw" comes from the Dutch, but Texans renamed it "cold slaw" and branded it their own by preparing it without mayonnaise. Here crunchy cabbage, cucumbers and peppers are tossed with onion-turmeric vinaigrette, which not only makes the onions sweet and mellow, but also gives the entire mix wonderful color. This must-try side dish is one of my favorite summer picnic salads, as it holds up unrefrigerated for hours and gets rave reviews.
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Pinch ground allspice
1 small yellow onion, finely diced
1/2 small head cabbage, coarsely chopped
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
1/2 green pepper, seeded and chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper
1. In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar, brown sugar, celery seed, turmeric, ginger, and allspice to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, remove from the heat, and let stand 5 minutes to cool.
2. Meanwhile, toss the cabbage, cucumber, and green pepper together in a serving bowl.
3. Whisk the olive oil into the cooled vinegar mixture until combined. Pour the onion-turmeric vinaigrette over the vegetables and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.