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It’s grilling season and the Summer is upon us!  What better side dish to go with your favorite grilled, summer foods than cole slaw.  This recipe is refreshing, crisp, and creamy with the perfect balance of sweet and tart.  It calls for buttermilk, but don’t worry if you don’t have any – you can make it easily yourself!!  For a half cup of milk, add 1/2 Tbsp. white vinegar and let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes.

This cole slaw is delicious on its own or as a crunchy topping for hot dogs and burgers.  Another option is to add sliced apples to it as well.  With their firmness and tartness, Granny Smith apples are a perfect addition to this recipe as well.

Cole Slaw

1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 packages prepared cole slaw mix (I usually find mine in the produce section of the grocery store)
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into thin strips, optional

1)  In a medium sized bowl, combine the first eight (8) ingredients.   Keep chilled.
2)  Pour over prepared cole slaw mix and apples (if using) just before ready to serve.