Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Classic Coleslaw

I have to admit another food I have missed since becoming a vegetarian.  I grew up having KFC occasionally, and I always LOVED their coleslaw.  But I have to tell you, there really isn't a reason to go to KFC as a vegetarian.  Because of that, I haven't had it for years.  I have tried a variety of coleslaws and this one is the closest I have found to the taste I adored.  I know, it is a mayo-based version, so it isn't the healthiest.  But you know what?  Sometimes you just want the real thing.  This is the perfect side dish for a family picnic, BBQ, or just about anything.  :)


1 small red bell pepper, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1/4 C parsley, chopped
1/2 large cabbage head
1/2 C mayonnaise
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
1 Tbsp white vinegar


  1. Place the bell pepper, green onion, carrot, and parsley in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped being careful not to over process.  Cut half the cabbage into chunks and add to the processor.  Pulse a few times, again being careful not to over process.  
  2. Slice the remaining cabbage thinly and place in a large bowl.  Add the processed vegetables and mix together.  In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients and allow to stand for 3-5 minutes.  
  3. Combine the dressing with the vegetables and toss to evenly coat.  Allow to chill for at least 1 hour.

Adapted from Paula Dean


  1. i love a good coleslaw! my favorite if from a little jewish deli by my house.

    1. Me too! When you find a good one, stick with it! :)