|Alternative names||Barbecue slaw|
|Place of origin||United States|
|Region or state||North Carolina|
|Main ingredients||Cabbage, vinegar, ketchup|
Red slaw (sometimes called barbecue slaw) is a condiment commonly served on hot dogs, on barbecue pork sandwiches, as a side dish for other types of barbecue, on hamburgers, or with other foods. It is an essential part of "Lexington style" North Carolina barbecue.
Red slaw is different from traditional coleslaw in that it does not use mayonnaise as an ingredient, allowing it to be stored for longer periods without refrigeration and making it more suitable for outdoor serving. It is made with green cabbage, vinegar, water and ketchup, giving it the characteristic color. In addition to being a staple part of Lexington style barbecue, it is also common in other portions of the Southeastern United States and is considered a staple. In these regions, regular cole slaw may be called "white slaw" to differentiate it from red slaw.
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