Those of you who know me know I have no love for mayonnaise. Not in potato salad, nor on my tuna fish sandwiches, and definitely not in my coleslaw. Well, I admit there has been an occasional coleslaw I actually finished that had a light mayo dressing - but! - very light.
This isn't the greatest photo, but this is my answer to no-mayo cabbage salad.
Roughly, the dressing consists of:
Extra virgin olive oil
honey or sugar (just enough to temper the vinegar)
salt (a pinch)
I have made others that use lime juice in place of the Balsamic vinegar, and I like that very well indeed, but yesterday I had no limes in my kitchen, so I had to substitute. I'm very happy with the result.
I should also mention the other ingredients:
One head of cabbage, chopped
Three (at least) green onions (green and white parts), chopped
One or two large carrots, diced
Three large celery stalks, sliced
And, I never say no to a sprinkle of sesame seeds right before eating the salad.
Simple, satisfying, light.