A buttermilk dressing gives the taste of southern cuisine in this Southern Louisiana Coleslaw. You’ll also find some unique Louisiana ingredients that set this crunchy salad apart from any other.
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The Buttermilk Slaw
My Maw Maw had a way of feeding a crowd using simple ingredients. She would add buttermilk to a package of R
This Southern Louisianan Coleslaw is also tossed in a buttermilk dressing. But I add Steen’s Pure 100% Cane Syrup and Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning along with some pecans. The sweet, spicy crunch adds much flavor to a simple, plain coleslaw. It’s a delicious side for meat dishes but is also irresistible layered in a bar-be-cue sandwich or stuffed in a fish taco.
Speaking of fish tacos, we like adding another layer of flavor with my Louisiana Comeback Sauce drizzled on top of the coleslaw. The taste of horseradish takes the taco to another level! You ought to give this easy-to-make sauce a try.
Making Light Work
Let’s begin making this salad by slicing some red and green cabbages with a mandoline slicer. Now, this is a serious kitchen tool, and I always use the guard. The mandoline slicer helps do work in the kitchen quick and easily with a little wisdom. A 10 oz bag of coleslaw from the grocery store can be used if you prefer.
Aren’t the combination of these purple and green cabbage colors striking?
After tossing the cabbage, green onions, and pecans into a large bowl, mix the buttermilk dressing together into a smaller bowl. The use of Steen’s 100% Pure Cane Syrup and Slap Ya Mama Cajun seasoning are particular ingredients for this dressing.
Steen’s syrup is made in Abbeville, Louisiana, my birthplace, and is an essential pantry item in our home. (It makes the best peanut butter and syrup sandwiches!)
Slap Ya Mama is one of my favorite Cajun seasonings if you haven’t noticed by now. It’s simple, with just the right ingredients to compliments the food instead of overpowering it. Because this seasoning is low in salt, I sometimes add more salt, which is such a time.
After mixing the dressing together, pour it into the salad and toss.
I hope you enjoy this special coleslaw!Print
Buttermilk coleslaw made with classic Cajun ingredients.
4 cups thinly sliced purple and green cabbage or 1–10 ounce bag of coleslaw
4 heaping tablespoons green onion, chopped
1/3 cup pecans, rough chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon regular or creole mustard
1 tablespoons cane syrup
3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
Place cabbage, green onions, and pecans in a medium-size bowl.
Mix together dressing ingredients in a smaller bowl, this makes more dressing than you will need.
Add a little dressing at a time to slaw mixture tossing until the cabbage is evenly coated and there is as much dressing in it as you like.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Keywords: southern Louisiana coleslaw
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