Whenever I’m craving coleslaw, I like to make sure it pairs well with whatever protein I’m making. In this case, it’s going to be my Spicy Cornmeal Breaded Catfish Sandwiches With Lemon-Dill Mayonnaise. My Coleslaw With Cumin Dressing is the perfect complement.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 to 6 servings
Equipment: chef’s knife, large mixing bowl, medium-size mixing bowl, 1 (8-ounce) jelly jar with a tight-fitting lid, mandolin, box grater, whisk
1 head of green cabbage, sliced thin
1/4 head of red cabbage, sliced thin
2 large carrots (1/2 cup), peeled and grated
1 cup of golden raisins, optional
1 1/2 cups of good mayonnaise
1/4 cup of granulated sugar
1/4 cup whole milk
4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons of caraway seeds
1 teaspoon of celery seed
2 tablespoons of ground cumin
1 teaspoon of Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper
Start by removing the core of one head of green cabbage and the core of half of the red cabbage. Store the unused red cabbage in a tightly sealed plastic baggie and store in the refrigerator. Using a mandolin, grate both types of cabbage and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Next, using a box grater, grate the carrots also transferring to the same large bowl. Add the golden raisins. Transfer the bowl to the refrigerator until you’re ready to dress and serve the coleslaw.
In a separate bowl add the mayonnaise, granulated sugar, whole milk, apple cider vinegar, caraway seeds, celery seed, ground cumin, Kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper, whisk to combine. Transfer the coleslaw dressing to a container with a tight-fitting lid. Transfer the coleslaw dressing to the refrigerator.
It’s important not to dress the coleslaw until your ready to serve.
I do this because if you dress it too early, it doesn’t have that crunch factor, plus you can take the amount of coleslaw mix (raw cabbage mixture) you’re going to serve at that time, and just spoon on a few tablespoons of the dressing until you have the preferred consistency. Toss together, allow the flavors to marry for just a minute and you will have the perfect Coleslaw every time. There you have it, my Coleslaw With Cumin Dressing.