Best Slaw for your Barbecue Sliders

It’s Game Day! This, of course, has me thinking about football food. What better to go with burgers and barbecue sliders than jazzed up Vegetable Dill Slaw, page 175 in Effortless Entertaining. This slaw was inspired by Gourmet Magazine and goes beyond the quick mayo, mustard, vinegar, and celery seed version I whip up on the fly. This might take a little more time, but worth every minute of extra chopping. Your fans will love it!

Go Panthers!

Vegetable Dill Slaw

Serves 6–8 Hester Hodde


1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
¼ cup sugar
1½ cups mayonnaise
¼ tsp celery seed
¼ tsp garlic salt

1 med cabbage, chopped
½ cup shredded carrots
½ cup chopped sweet red pepper
½ cup chopped sweet yellow pepper
3 tbsp chopped onion
½ cup chopped celery
1 tbsp chopped dill
½ tbsp chopped Italian parsley
1 cup halved grape tomatoes

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For the dressing, whisk vinegars and sugar to dissolve sugar. Add remaining ingredients and blend well.

Place salad ingredients except tomatoes in a large bowl. Mix with dressing. Cover and chill overnight.

Just prior to serving, add tomatoes.

DeeDee’s Notes

  • Recipe may be prepared up to 2 days in advance.
  • Dressing makes more than is needed. After slaw has marinated in dressing, you may want to transfer mixture to serving bowl using a slotted spoon. Discard extra dressing.
  • You may use prepackaged cabbage mix. I have also made this recipe without the tomatoes.
  • Increases well.

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