it's true. it's not. that's mostly why i never like cole slaw. but you know what is my friend? fennel. also, epicurious.com, which found me a recipe for cabbage and fennel cole slaw. which did have mayonnaise, but you know what? i didn't hate it. this is how you do it:
.quarter, core, and very thinly slice a head of cabbage
.wash the cabbage (i washed first and it was not easy. i think you wash after you slice)
.chop 2 heads of fresh fennel in half and slice very thin (you get cute little U shapes)
.the joy of cooking says save the green fennel stalks for broth. or don't.
.thinly slice/grate one very large carrot
put it all together in a big bowl. in a small bowl, mix:
.3/4 cup mayonnaise (or not that much if you hate it like me)
.1/2 cup sour cream
.2 tbs fresh lemon juice (1/2 a lemon pretty much)
.1/2 tsp sugar
.1/2 tsp hot sauce (with mayo? gross, right? actually, totally not gross!)
mix. eat. yay! mayonnaise and i still aren't friends, but we got along for a day.