As a child, Edwin's mom told him, "If you want to eat, you should cook it yourself." And that's exactly what he's been doing ever since.
How to Make a Coleslaw That's Not Watery
I don't know about you, but I get turned off by watery coleslaw. It turns out that there's an easy technique to prevent this unfortunate result. The problem is that cabbage naturally contains a lot of water, which can leak out to create a coleslaw soup. The solution is to salt the cabbage first. This will draw out the moisture and allow you to make a perfect, non-watery coleslaw.
|Prep time||Ready in||Yields|
1 hour 10 min
1 hour 10 min
- 1 head cabbage, chopped
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- other coleslaw veggies, as desired
- Put the cabbage in a colander and toss with salt.
- Let the colander stand in the sink for at least 1 hour.
- Place the colander under the faucet and rinse the cabbage under cold water.
- Pat cabbage dry with paper towels.
- Toss the cabbage with the remaining ingredients in a bowl and serve.
Variations and Tips
- If using fresh cabbage, use a mandolin to slice the cabbage for a nicer look.
- Include other vegetables as desired, such as julienned carrots or red cabbage for color.
- Include a small amount of sugar or honey to add a little sweetness.
- Serve at room temperature or refrigerate before serving.
Edwin Alcantara (author) from California on October 20, 2019:
Liza from USA on October 19, 2019:
I love coleslaw! I agree about the watery coleslaw. My husband is not a big fan of it either. Thanks for sharing the tips for making coleslaw non-watery. I'm going to try it!