Cole slaw

1 lb green cabbage, quartered, cored and shredded
3 tablespoon cider or malt vinegar
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion grated (optional)
2 medium carrot grated
teaspoon salt or to taste

In a large mixing bowl, toss the cabbage with the vinegar and salt. Grate the carrots and optional onion directly into the bowl. Add the mayonnaise and toss well.

The slaw can be served immediately, but it is much better, more melded and tender, if allowed to stand and tossed occasionally for 30 minutes to 1 hour.