Company Coleslaw

Several years before we bought a cruising boat, I remember reading an article that said to learn how to make several different salads from cabbage if you intended to go cruising, as cabbage held up a lot better than lettuce on a boat.  And in 6 years of full-time cruising, I learned the truth of that statement!

One of my favorite cabbage salads was what my mom called “Company Coleslaw,” meaning that it was a little more special than the everyday varieties that were just cabbage (and maybe a little shredded carrot) with either a mayonnaise or vinaigrette dressing.

Few people have ever had it, which makes it great to take to pitch-in dinners where everyone likes to get new ideas for food that works well on the boat.  Well, maybe a few more have tried it now:  in December 2006, Cruising World published my recipe.  It’s just one of the THIRTEEN recipes for cabbage salad that Jan and I have included in The Boat Galley Cookbook.

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  • Pat Cummins on Facebook
    Posted at 06 January 2012 Reply

    I use this recipe all the time on the boat. Don’t remember where I first saw it, but we love it. Not just for company!

  • Cherielynne Phillips on Facebook
    Posted at 07 January 2012 Reply

    Going to try this one! I can’t wait for the book to come out!

  • Allan Cobb on Facebook
    Posted at 07 March 2013 Reply

    The admiral has been having me make chipotle coleslaw for her lately. It’s also great on fish tacos!

  • The Boat Galley on Facebook
    Posted at 08 March 2013 Reply

    Allan Cobb — if you’re willing to share the recipe (and a photo if you have one), send it to me at carolyn (at) theboatgalley (dot) com and I’ll post it on TBG. It sounds fantastic!

  • Jan Bogart
    Posted at 12 September 2014 Reply

    Thanks….sounds good too.

  • Michael Robinson
    Posted at 15 September 2014 Reply

    Just made a batch. excellent! Did some with peanuts and some with cashews.

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