Today I made coleslaw for the first time, having copious amounts of red cabbage left over from a taco recipe I tried (delicious!). I used the cabbage, some onions, the tiniest amount of bell pepper I had lying around threatening to go bad, and a carrot. The dressing I made consisted of mayo, milk, apple cider vinegar, a dash of lime juice, and just the tiniest amount of butter. I tossed the veggies with the sauce, added course-ground salt and pepper to taste.
It's good, but it's missing something, I just can't put my finger on what. I would have like to use pickle juice in loo of the vinegar, but I didn't have any. The dressing just seems a little too plain. Any ideas? Thanks.