Green cabbage – bagged, pre-cut cole slaw is okay
Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Cut cabbage and to your preferred size. I use a countertop chopper, which gets the pieces as tiny as Kentucky style.
Dump into a large bowl.
In a smaller bowl, blend mayo, sugar and lemon juice. I use about 1/2 cup mayo for 1/2 cabbage, start with 2 tbls sugar and 1 tsp lemon juice, but it all depends on your taste.
Stir, taste, add accordingly, repeat until you like it.
Pour mayo mixture over chopped/grated cabbage and carrots and stir well.
Most folks think this is best served cold, so cover bowl with lid or plastic wrap and chill til you can wait no longer!
As far as the mayo goes, my vote stands with Hellman’s. I grew up only knowing miracle whip, but once I discovered actual mayonnaise I was a fan! If you like salad dressing, by all means use it. If you aren’t accustomed to the flavor of mayonnaise you won’t like it in cole slaw.
Since I tried apple cider vinegar in this dressing, I actually like using it better than the lemon juice. I thought it would be overpowering but it had a nice, rich flavor.