Apart from making things from scratch which I have been doing for years, the other motivation has been about eliminating preservatives and additives
from our foods. One thing we buy all the time is Coleslaw Dressing so it was about time I made some for myself. I printed out a recipe abut 6 months ago that Cheryl wrote about from A Simply Good Life blog
back in 2017 and it's been sitting in my recipe file for that long. Today was the day I decided to make it and I can't believe it is so easy to whip up.
This is the finished product and I can tell you it was amazing....no more store bought dressing.
First of all you make up the Mayonnaise recipe
which only took a few minutes. Once you put the ingredients into a jar or bowl you whiz it for 30 seconds and then it's done. So easy and quick.
WHOLE EGG MAYONNAISE
3 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 and 1/2 cups of sunflower oil
Place all the ingredients into a tall glass jar that can fit a stick blender [or a bowl].
Whiz it up for about 30 seconds until it becomes thick and creamy and you are done.
Put it in the fridge and that's it.
Use it as a flavour base for coleslaw dressing, potato salad dressing or dressing options.
To make the coleslaw dressing you use the mayonnaise that you just made.
Next step for the Coleslaw dressing
is to use 1 cup of the Mayonnaise recipe you just made and add a few more ingredients to it and mix. It took about 10 minutes to make both of these up and I can't wait to mix it into the Coleslaw for dinner tonight. I did a taste test and it was great. We will be making this from now on and won't buy a commercial brand with chemicals in it.
CREAMY COLESLAW DRESSING
Combine the following ingredients:-
1 cup of homemade mayonnaise
1/8th cup of caster sugar
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon of granulated garlic
3/4 teaspoon of granulated onion
Salt & Pepper to taste
Note : Be sure to whisk the mayonnaise mix until the sugar dissolves as you don't want crunchy bits of sugar in your coleslaw. I did this and at then at the end added the granulated garlic and granulated onion.
Prepare your vegetables and add the Coleslaw dressing to them.
Shred a head of cabbage
1 small red onion thinly sliced [see note below]
1-2 carrots grated
1 red capsicum finely chopped up
Note: If the raw onion is too strong you can soak it in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and it should take away the rawness. I tried this and it worked really well so I will be doing this from now on so you don't get the aftermath of the raw onion on your breath.