Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Simple Oil and Vinegar Slaw Dressing

I make up 2 or 3 cups of this at a time, and then store it in the refrigerator for a fast dressing for shredded cabbage. It's a nice alternative to the more traditional mayonnaise version.

Oil and Vinegar Slaw Dressing
Sugar 1/2 C
Vinegar 3/4 C
Oil 3/4 C
Mustard seed 1 tsp
Celery seed 1 tsp

Stir ingredients together in small saucepan.
Heat to boiling, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Pour into canning jar and store in refrigerator for up to a month.
Use about 1/4 C per pound of cabbage.

Adjust the amount of sugar to your taste. Many people make this with twice the amount, but I find it far too sweet.


Sheila said...

This looks good and convenient too. The one I make for my husband is 2T each of vinegar and sugar, plus 1/2c salad dressing or mayonaise. This is enough for 1/2 of a large cabbage.

Simply Frugal said...

Cabbage is a staple in my menus. It's by far the cheapest fresh vegetable that I can buy. At Save-A-Lot, the everyday price is 39¢ a pound, or about 3 cents per 1/2 cup serving of slaw.

It provides a lot of Vitamin C and it's also an cruciferous vegetable (like broccoli).

I'm always on the lookout for new things to do with cabbage, both raw and cooked.

Sheila said...

I have a Save-a-Lot where I live and I really like the savings there. I wonder if you have a recipe for stuffed cabbage you could recommend.
Hope you have a nice Mother's Day.