Confetti Coleslaw

Total Time:
2 hr 20 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
2 hr

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Salad:
  • 1 small head red cabbage (about 1 3/4 pounds)
  • 1 bunch medium carrots, peeled (about 5)
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 6 scallions (white and green parts), sliced
  • 1 bunch watercress
  •  
  • Dressing:
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon celery seeds or 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ⁄3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  •  
Directions

For the salad: Quarter and core the cabbage. Set up a food processor with the slicing blade. Slice the cabbage and then transfer it to a colander. Switch to the grating blade and shred the carrots; add to cabbage. Toss the cabbage and carrots with the salt and set colander in the sink until the vegetables wilt, 1 to 4 hours. Rinse cabbage mixture thoroughly in cold water and spin it dry in a salad spinner.

 

Meanwhile, make the dressing: Whisk the vinegar with the honey, mustard, celery seeds, salt, and black pepper to taste in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, starting with a few drops and then adding the rest in a steady stream to make a smooth, slightly thick dressing.

 

Quarter, core, and shred the apples. Toss the cabbage mixture with the apples, scallions, and about 1⁄2 cup of the dressing. Refrigerate until chilled and the flavors come together, about 1 hour. When ready to serve, toss the watercress with the remaining dressing. Make a ring on a platter with the watercress, and mound the coleslaw in the middle of the ring.

 

Know-How: Salting the cabbage gives the slaw its characteristic tender bite, as well as expressing excess liquid. If you skip this step, your salad will be soggy and bland.


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