Fun food safety fact: Mayonnaise isn’t dangerous if left unrefrigerated. Made with pasteurized eggs, vinegar, and lemon juice, it’s not a bacteria-friendly environment. Which means you can safely enjoy this “new idea for coleslaw” brought to you by 1960’s Miracle Whip, even at a sweltering August picnic!
Toss purple cabbage with radish and stuffed green olive slices and Miracle Whip; layer this with green cabbage tossed with cucumber slices, kidney beans, Miracle Whip.
This collection of vegetables is… unusual. (And I’m realizing I totally forgot the Miracle Whip in this picture. Ironic.)
I’ve never had kidney beans in a coleslaw.
Or radishes or olives, come to think of it.
The lack of measurements is both stressful (how much do I use?!?) and freeing (however much I want!!!)… I went with “heaping spoonfuls until everything is lightly coated.”
I was quite surprised to find this not just edible, but pleasant. The Miracle Whip wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet (I generally hate the “tangy zip,” but it worked in this). The non-cabbage bits added pleasant flavor contrast, although the beans weren’t terribly popular. It’s pretty easy to make and could be a really great side at your next barbecue. Just use small cabbages: this can make a lot of slaw!
Found in the pages of Ebony Magazine in 1964, now archived on Google.