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    This creamy coleslaw is one of my favorite side dishes! It comes together in a matter of minutes and it’s always a crowd-pleaser. It’s full of texture and flavor! Serve it up at your next summer party or take it along to a potluck.

    coleslaw in a bowl

    When it comes to cookouts and summer parties, a big bowl of coleslaw is a must for me! Skip the watery store-bought salad and whip up a batch of this indulgent and creamy coleslaw recipe. It’s perfect to serve alongside my grilled chicken kebabs.

    How to make this coleslaw recipe

    It takes less than 10 minutes to make a batch of this yummy carrot and cabbage slaw recipe. The recipe is also easily doubled if you are serving a crowd. You need the following ingredients to make this simple coleslaw recipe: cabbage, carrots, mayo, vinegar, mustard, honey (or sweetener of choice).

    1. Place the shredded cabbage and carrots in a very large mixing bowl.
    2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, honey, mustard if using, celery seed, salt, and pepper.
    3. Pour the mayo dressing all over the cabbage and carrots mixture, and toss well to evenly coat.
    4. Let the coleslaw rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving, then enjoy!
    how to make coleslaw recipe process shots

    Coleslaw Dressing (So easy!)

    This creamy slaw dressing is so easy to make. Only 4 main ingredients – mayo, vinegar, honey, and whole-grain mustard. You can whip up this easy coleslaw dressing in a couple of minutes and toss it with the homemade coleslaw or store it in the fridge until you serve it.

    What’s the best way to shred cabbage for homemade slaw?

    I prefer to shred the cabbage using a mandoline – it’s quick, easy and the sliced pieces are even.

    You can also simply cut it into strips by hand or use a food processor with a shredding attachment. Cut the cabbage into wedges and feed it through.

    Can you make creamy slaw ahead of time?

    The coleslaw is best to serve within 24 hours of making it. It is safe to eat for two or three days after you’ve made it but it can become watery and limp. Once you have made the slaw, keep it in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.

    If you want to get ahead of time, you can cut the veggies a day ahead of time and keep them covered in an air-tight container in the fridge before adding the dressing ingredients just before you serve it.

    A classic side dish

    I firmly believe that everyone should have an amazingly good classic coleslaw recipe in their arsenal! This dressing is the perfect mixture of sweet, tangy and creamy and everything works so well together. It’s a great recipe to bring to potlucks, BBQ parties and it pairs well with hamburgers, tacos, lunch wraps and pulled pork. I promise that people will be asking for the recipe!

    Benefits of coleslaw and a healthy recipe

    Crunchy, creamy and delicious, this simple coleslaw recipe can be enjoyed at any time of year. The term “coleslaw” comes from the Dutch word koolsla, meaning “cabbage salad.” Coleslaw salad is a tasty way to get a lot of nutritional benefits.

    It’s a dish that has a lot of health benefits because it’s made of raw cabbage and carrots. Cabbage contains antioxidants, essential fatty acids and is an excellent source of vitamin K, and has cancer-fighting properties.

    This recipe is naturally healthy – gluten-free and Paleo, and even Whole30 and Keto if you omit the honey. To make this traditional coleslaw recipe even healthier, use full-fat Greek yogurt instead of mayo. You can try some of my other cabbage recipes like this easy skillet Cabbage and Sausage Skillet, One Pot Sauerkraut and Pork Skillet, and Beef and Cabbage Recipe.

    Top Tips For The Best Coleslaw Recipe

    • Use a mandoline to cut the vegetables. The slices are even and crunchy.
    • If you are cutting the veggies by hand, try your best to cut them as evenly as you can.
    • Let the coleslaw sit in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavors to really develop.
    • I use homemade mayonnaise in this recipe, but you can substitute it for a store-bought mayo, or sour cream if you want to cut down on calories.
    • Don’t be tempted to add more mayo. As it sits, the cabbage will release some of its moisture, if you add more mayo the slaw can become too wet.

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    Coleslaw Recipe

    This creamy coleslaw is one of my favorite side dishes! It comes together in a matter of minutes and it's always a crowd pleaser. It's full of texture and flavor!
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Servings 8 servings
    Calories 235kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    For the slaw

    • 6 cups shredded green cabbage
    • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
    • 1 cup shredded carrots, (about 3 carrots)

    Coleslaw Dressing

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Place the shredded cabbage and carrots in a very large mixing bowl.
    • Place all the dressing ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
    • Pour the coleslaw dressing all over the shredded cabbage and carrots, and toss well to evenly coat.
    • Let the cole slaw rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.

    NOTES

    Top Tips for The Best Coleslaw Recipe

    • Use a mandoline to cut the vegetables. The slices are even and crunchy.
    • If you are cutting the veggies by hand, try your best to cut them as evenly as you can.
    • Let the coleslaw sit in the fridge for 30 minutes before serving. This will allow the flavors to really develop.
    • I use homemade mayonnaise in this recipe, but you can substitute it for a store-bought mayo, or sour cream if you want to cut down on calories.
    • Don’t be tempted to add more mayo. As it sits, the cabbage will release some of its moisture, if you add more mayo the slaw can become too wet.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 371mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2991IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Side Dish
    Cuisine American
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    March 12, 2020

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