I learned, years ago from Mom, that the inclusion of celery seed is a requisite for classic coleslaw. That’s what sets this slaw apart from the rest. Celery seed adds an extra touch and tastes like concentrated celery ~ earthy and slightly bitter.
My dressing has a tasty blend of sweet and tart to complement the slaw. I use light mayonnaise to lighten the calorie count and fat content. Be sure to store it in a glass jar, not plastic.
Some people like slaw dripping in dressing; I like not so much, just a light coating. The important thing is to mix it into the slaw well, and refrigerate it an hour or two before serving.
I hope you like it too, and don’t forget the celery seed!
Lite Coleslaw Dressing
1 cup light or fat-free mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Splenda
½ teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon celery seed
Salt and pepper, to taste
Place all in a bowl and whip with a whisk until mixed well.
Add desired amount to slaw.
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