There are two schools of thought on mayonnaise. Pro and con. I am firmly in the pro camp, as anything made with egg yolks is heavenly in my book. However, I don't know how mayonnaise got so caught up in the summer picnic food arena. They don't seem to be a match made in heaven, in my humble opinion. I really do prefer a light, vinegar-based dressing for my summer picnic salads. This quick red cabbange slaw is a great example of something that you can throw together at the last minute for pennies and people will love you for it. I think this slaw is great as a side dish and also fun to throw into tacos or added crunch. I always make some to add to Fish Tacos. The red cabbage has beautiful color, but if you have green cabbage, that will work perfectly too. This is a nice, inexpensive side dish to have in your summer arsenal because you can make it up in a flash and you'll be all set for a weeknight dinner or a weekend party.Last Minute Red Cabbage Slaw
1/2 small head red cabbage
2 Tbs. black sesame seeds
1 Tbs. sesame oil
1 Tbs. vegetable oil
2 Tbs. rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1. Remove the core (white traingle part) from the baggace and slice it into strips as thin as you can manage. 2. Chop up the scallion into thin slices.
3. Mix together the cabbage, scallion, and sesame seeds. Sprinkle in some salt and pepper.
4. To make the dressing, whisk together the oils, sugar, and vinegar with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Pour this dressing over the slaw and toss to combine thoroughly.
Serve up alongside your favorite summer meal.