Bobby Flay offers an easy recipe for creamy coleslaw dressing. This mayonnaise-based recipe makes enough dressing for one medium head of cabbage, and its preparation time is under 10 minutes. The quality of mayonnaise affects the flavor of this dressing.
Place 3/4 cup mayonnaise in a medium-sized bowl, and add 2 tablespoons each of sour cream, grated onion, sugar and white vinegar. Add 1 tablespoon dried mustard and 2 teaspoons celery salt. Whisk the ingredients together to form a smooth dressing. Taste the dressing and add salt, pepper and more sugar to taste.
To use the dressing, finely chop a medium head of green cabbage and two carrots. Mix them together in a bowl, and pour the dressing over the top. Mix to distribute the dressing and cover all the cabbage. For additional color, add a small amount of finely chopped red cabbage.
The history of coleslaw traces to the Romans, but in the United States, the Dutch grew cabbage along the Hudson River and used it is a salad they called koosla. These early Americans dressed their cabbage salad with a vinegar-based dressing. Mayonnaise was invented in the mid 18th century, and coleslaw with this creamy type dressing is only about 250 years old.