Coleslaw recipe

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This easy coleslaw recipe is the perfect side to pair with anything you’re grilling up this summer! Serve it as a side with a pulled pork sandwich, hamburger, hot dog, and more.

Cole Slaw

Coleslaw recipe

True story. I’m not a fan of coleslaw. I never eat coleslaw from a deli or supermarket. For me the best coleslaw recipe is made from scratch! As summer rolls around, let this savory coleslaw be your go-to side dish for all your outdoor gatherings, barbecues, and potlucks. It’s fresh, light and easy to make! Where most classic cole slaw recipes are made with more than a cup of mayonnaise, mine is much lighter on the mayonnaise. The bright colors and crunchy texture will make all the difference in your final dish. For more of my favorite slaw recipes, try my Quick Cabbage Slaw, Coiled Apple Cabbage, and Asian Cabbage Mango.

cabbage, carrots, mayonnaise, dijon

Is it Cole Slaw or Coleslaw?

The correct spelling for the coleslaw side salad served alongside burgers and sandwiches is coleslaw. It is sometimes mistaken for “cold slaw” as it is usually served cold, but the word comes from the Dutch koolsla, with cole referring to cola crops such as cabbage.

Coleslaw ingredients

  • Cabbage: Green and purple cabbage shredded with the large holes of a box grater.
  • Carrots: You will need a cup of chopped carrots.
  • Coleslaw Dressing: Chopped shallot, Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, light mayonnaise, salt and pepper

How to make coleslaw

  1. Prepare the dressing: Whisk the shallots, mustard and vinegar in a large bowl, then add the mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
  2. Make the coleslaw: Chop cabbage and carrots. Add them to the sauce and mix. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

Variations:

  • Fastest coleslaw: Use 6 cups of store-bought coleslaw mix instead of the coleslaw mix.
  • More vegetables: Add chopped fennel for more greens.
  • Vinegar: Swap the white wine vinegar for apple cider vinegar.
  • Taste: Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon celery seeds for more flavor.
  • mayo: I think mayonnaise brings out the flavor and texture of the coleslaw. However, if you’re not a fan, substitute Greek yogurt or buttermilk.
  • Sweetest Slaw: If you want to add sweetness you can add a few teaspoons of sugar or monk fruit sweetener.

What to serve with coleslaw

When I think of coleslaw, I think of summer. This healthy coleslaw side dish goes perfectly with grilled meats or other popular summer dishes. Here are some ideas:

  • Hamburger: Turkey burgers, veggie burgers, salmon burgers
  • Grilled Chicken: Grilled chicken breast, grilled chicken sandwich
  • Grilled fish: Grilled crab legs, grilled salmon skewers, grilled lobster tails
  • Barbecue: Serve up a traditional barbecue dinner with this homemade barbecue sauce, your choice of grilled beef, pulled pork, pickled onions, potato salad, pasta salad, corn on the cob, and macaroni and cheese.
  • Sandwiches: Tuna Melt, Turkey Club, Air Fryer Shrimp Sandwich, Air Fryer Chicken Sandwich

How to store coleslaw

If you’re taking coleslaw to a party, keep it on ice or in the refrigerator until just before serving since it contains mayonnaise. Coleslaw will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Homemade Cole Slaw
Cole Slaw

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Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooked: 0 minutes

refrigeration time: 30 minutes

Total: 45 minutes

Product: 6 portions

Portions: 1 cup

  • Add the shallots, mustard and vinegar to a bowl, whisk to combine.

  • Whisk in the mayonnaise, salt and pepper and whisk until smooth.

  • Season with cabbage and carrots. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.

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Variations:

  • Fastest coleslaw: Use 6 cups of store-bought coleslaw mix instead of the coleslaw mix.
  • More vegetables: Add or swap some kale for chopped fennel.
  • Vinegar: Swap the white wine vinegar for apple cider vinegar.
  • Taste: Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon celery seeds for more flavor.
  • mayo: I think mayonnaise brings out the flavor and texture of the coleslaw. However, if you’re not a fan, substitute Greek yogurt or buttermilk.
  • Sweetest Slaw: If you want to add sweetness you can add a few teaspoons of sugar or monk fruit sweetener.

Serving: 1 cup, Calories: 73 kcal, Carbohydrates: 7 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated fats: 0.5 g, Sodium: 302 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 3 g

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