Cabbage is a marvelous buy and it is in great abundance wight now. Look for cabbages that are solid and heavy in relation to their size, with crisp leaves and free from bruises.
Coleslow is a popular summer salad, and there are a multitude of recipes for it, the only essential ingredient being shredded cabbage. Here are two very different fecipes for it. Chef's Coleslaw 5 cups shredded cabbage 4 hard-boiled eggs 1/2 cup sliced red onion 1 1/2 cups Cheddar or Swiss cheese 1 cup sliced cucumbers 2 teaspoons caraway seed 3/4 cup sour cream or yogurt 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons vinegar 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Mix first 6 ingredients together. Mix the others together for dressing and toss with salad. Chill until serving. Makes 6 servings. Fruit and Nut Slaw 5 cups finely shredded cabbage 1 cup thinly sliced celery 1/2 cup raisins 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 8-ounce carton orange yogurt 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tart apple, chopped 1/2 cup chopped nuts 3/4 teaspoon poppy seed
Mix cabbage, celery, and raisins together. For dressing, mix lemon juice, yogurt, and salt together and pour over slaw. Add apple and nuts and mix gently. Sprinkle with poppy seed. Makes 4 to 6 servings.