Crisp Autumn Slaw

Crisp Autumn Slaw
6 to 8 servings

  • 3 cups finely shredded or chopped cabbage
  • 2 small to medium turnips, peeled and shredded
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded or finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, cored, seeds removed, and chopped, or ½ each small green and yellow pepper, cored, seeds removed, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced parsley (no stems) (optional)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped pimento, drained
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup salad oil (corn, canola, or safflower oil, or a combination)
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons sugar or to taste
  • 1 to 1½ teaspoon(s) celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Sprigs of parsley and thinly sliced pimento-stuffed green olives for garnish

In a large salad bowl, combine the first 7 to 8 ingredients. In a 2-cup glass measure, combine vinegar, oil, sugar, celery salt, and dry mustard, blending well with a wire whisk; gradually pour over slaw mixture, tossing lightly to mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste; toss again, mixing gently but well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Adjust seasoning to taste. To serve, garnish with sprigs of parsley and thin slices of pimento-stuffed green olives.

Note: To take to a tail-gate or other party, or send with school lunches, transfer slaw in a large covered plastic container or individual covered plastic containers in an insulated container accompanied with a frozen artificial cold pack.

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