Here is a wonderful boiled dressing for coleslaw. Try it...you wont be disappointed!
1 1/4 Cups White Vinegar
3/4 Cup White Sugar
1 1/4 Tsps Mustard Seeds
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
1/2 Cup Water
1 Tsp Celery Seeds
1 Tsp Salt
Boil all together and I allow to reduce a little to concentrate flavours. Allow to cool ( we do not dress the slaw whilst dressing is hot) and add 1 cup oil.
This amount will dress the salad we use as follows..
6 Cups mixed Red and Green cabbage finely sliced
1 Red Onion finely diced ( or sustitute 1 Cup finely sliced spring onions/scallions)
2 Lge Carrots grated
1 Cup Chopped Parsley
1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds
1 Cup Corn Kernels ( canned or cooked fresh)
Toss together, and add dressing at least one hour before serving. Any slaw leftover will be perfectly edible the next day with dressing drained off.
For a creamy dressing, blitz a few cornichons, pearl onions and sundried tomato's in the processor and add to a commercial mayo. Add lemon juice etc to taste. Simple and nice.