It’s so easy for coleslaw to go so wrong. Limp vegetables. Too-sweet, watery dressing. A disproportionate ratio of mayo to salad. The trick is to keep it simple. The best coleslaw allows the conflicting flavors and textures to find their way to a peaceful detente negotiated by just-right dressing. The tang of vinegar balances the creamy mayo. Crisp-sweet carrots and cabbage relax the hot-sweet bite of red onion, and the fresh parsley brightens the whole affair.
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