Poppy Seed Coleslaw
We wanted more from this sweet and sour classic than a sugar rush and seeds between our teeth.
Why This Recipe Works
It was essential to salt the shredded cabbage for our Poppy Seed Coleslaw to remove excess water before dressing it. Otherwise we wound up with soggy slaw.
In the dressing for our Poppy Seed Coleslaw, tasters preferred bright lemon juice to harsher white or cider vinegar. We found that the amount of honey called for in some recipes was overkill. After a few tests, we settled on a 3 to 1 ratio of granulated sugar to honey. Minced shallot fit the slaw’s dainty personality, and Dijon mustard added tang and creaminess.