Combine all the ingredients (barring the dressing) in a wide salad bowl. Mix together to make sure you have a homogenous mixture. It should look quite colorful.
Prepare your dressing of choice. To make, whisk together the ingredients of either dressing in a bowl till you have a thick emulsion. The vinegar emulsion will naturally look thinner.
Pour the dressing over the shredded vegetables. But don't just dump all the dressing. Pour over about a third of the dressing, give it a toss to ensure that all the cabbage is coated. Now add more dressing only if required.
Some people like their coleslaw with heavy dressing, while some like it a little sparse. You can dress the salad according to your preference. Always add the dressing just before serving. The longer your salad stays in the dressing, the more it gets wilted.
Your fresh and crispy coleslaw is ready! You can serve it as a side dish with steak or sausages or just enjoy it by itself.
We recommend using different colored cabbages for this coleslaw. The colored strands make a vibrant salad.