There are just some things that you miss when you start eating vegan, and a creamy slaw is one of them. I tried making this with a vinagrette, and while it was tasty, it just isn't the same. I like a super simple slaw dressing.
I also tried making this with my vegan mayo that I made myself, but it didn't hold up and disintegrated into oil.
The answer I found was to use a store bought vegan mayo called Just Mayo. It holds up quite well, retains it's creaminess, and doesn't have any odd off flavors. Yum!
- 1 head cabbage
- 1 cup of vegan mayo (I prefer Just Mayo)
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
Shred the cabbage (a food processor makes this a breeze). Put into a large bowl and whisk the rest of the ingredients into a dressing. Give it a minute to let the vinegar start to dissolve the sugar, and then mix the cabbage and dressing. Let that sit and meld for a bit, and enjoy!
If you're like me and you aren't going to eat an entire head of cabbage in a day or two, it also works to put the shredded cabbage in the fridge and make a little bit of slaw at a time. You can also use shredded cabbage in soups or as a nice crunchy garnish to other dishes.
Here are some of my favorite dishes to serve some crunchy slaw with: