Hearn Family Cole Slaw

Hearn Family Cole Slaw
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This has become such a quick, go-to slaw, we don't think twice. It's perfect with barbecue, all kinds of burgers, and it's good both on sandwiches and alongside them. Huzzah for slaw! Huzzslaw!


  • 1/2 head cabbage
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced fine
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 3 carrots, grated


  1. 1.

    Slice the cabbage into whisper-thin ribbons. Finely chop the green onions. Add both to a large bowl.

  2. 2.

    Douse the cabbage and green onions with the cider vinegar, and toss.

  3. 3.

    Drop the mayonnaise, salt and cayenne into the cabbage. Mix until blended.

  4. 4.

    Gently fold the grated carrots into the cole slaw. You don’t want to be too rough with this part or the carrots will bleed orange throughout the slaw, turning it a Creamsicle color.

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