Three Sisters Salad Slaw

Isn't that an extremely intriguing name for a recipe? Yes, this one has a fun backstory. Recently, I was able to spend some precious time with three of my most favorite people, my first cousins once removed. That means these three sisters are my first cousins with my dad. Then there's me, which makes the relationship "once removed."

Anyway, they were having a discussion about a slaw that they had made and enjoyed in years past. Each sister had a different memory of how the recipe was constructed.

It's basically a slaw which is made with lettuce instead of cabbage. OR is it a salad made with the dressing ingredients of a slaw? Should the lettuce be torn or sliced like cabbage? These were several of the questions which were discussed about this recipe.

I took a little bit of each of their recollections along with their favorite ingredients and made my own version. I absolutely adore the way family recipes evolve over the years. Thank you, Signa, Alma Lee, and Judy. I love you all very much!

4 - 6 cups shredded lettuce (torn, sliced, or use bagged)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1 T. vegetable oil
1 t. freshly ground black pepper
1 t. salt
3/4 cup diced English cucumber
3/4 cup diced tomatoes
2 green onions, whites and some green, thinly sliced

Place lettuce in a large serving bowl.

In a smaller bowl, combine mayonnaise, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper.

Add the cucumber, tomatoes, and green onions to the shredded lettuce.

Pour dressing over lettuce and vegetables and toss to coat.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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