BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE SLAW WITH FRESH BASIL
4 to 6 servings
In a large salad bowl, combine the first 4 to 5 ingredients. In a 1-cup glass measure, combine balsamic vinegar and sugar; gradually add oil, blending well with a wire whisk. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Gradually pour over slaw, tossing lightly to mix. Adjust seasoning to taste; toss again, mixing gently but well. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Just before serving, add snipped basil, tossing slaw mixture lightly to mix. May serve slaw on individual salad plates lined with crisp leaf or Boston or bibb lettuce, if desired. Garnish each serving with a sprig of fresh basil, if desired.
Note: If more dressing is desired for the slaw, increase the dressing ingredients to 4½ tablespoons oil, 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, and ¾ teaspoon sugar or the equivalent of ¾ teaspoon sugar in granulated sugar substitute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.