For great coleslaw, we take our cabbage with many grains of salt.
Why This Recipe Works
It was important to salt the shredded cabbage for our Deli-Style Coleslaw to remove excess water before dressing it. Allowing the salted cabbage to sit for at least one hour drained off most of the liquid.
For the dressing, cutting the mayonnaise with a bit of sour cream improved the texture and added richness and a pleasant tang. Caraway seeds added a nutty, mild licorice taste, while chopped dill pickles imparted a briny, straight-from-the-deli flavor.