Mustardy Coleslaw

Bringing mustard into the fold, this slaw is balanced, deeply flavored, and perfect to pile on a pulled pork sandwich. [Photographs: Joshua Bousel]

Adding mustard into the dressing for this coleslaw creates an incredible amount of flavor that won't have you reaching for the standard mayo slaw anytime soon.

Why this recipe works:

  • A sugar-and-salt mixture purges the cabbage of excess moisture, leaving it tender, but still crunchy, and well seasoned.
  • Yellow mustard gives just enough bite, without overwhelming the slaw with the heavy hand of a hotter and more pungent mustard.
  • Sugar, mayo, and vinegar make the dressing creamy, sweet, and tangy, resulting in a slaw that has a lot going on, but with a very balanced flavor.

Mustardy Coleslaw

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About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 10-12
Active time:30 minutes
Total time:35 minutes
Special equipment:Mandoline (optional)
This recipe appears in: 5 Delicious Coleslaw Variations

Ingredients

  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce, preferably Texas Pete
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • For the Slaw Mix:
  • 1 large head green cabbage (about 3 1/2 pounds), finely shredded on a mandoline or by hand
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated on the large holes of a box grater
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup kosher salt

Procedures

  1. 1

    For the Dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sugar, hot sauce, and celery seeds in small bowl.

  2. 2

    For the Slaw: Combine cabbage and carrot in a large bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and salt and toss to combine. Let stand five minutes, then transfer to a large colander and rinse thoroughly under cold running water.

  3. 3

    Transfer vegetables to a salad spinner and spin dry. Alternatively, transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet lined with a triple layer of paper towels or a clean kitchen towel and blot mixture dry with more towels. Return to large bowl.

  4. 4

    Pour dressing over vegetables and toss to coat. Adjust seasoning to taste with salt, pepper, and/or sugar.

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