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Nutrition Facts
Best Coleslaw Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 122 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 281mg12%
Potassium 180mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2973IU59%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:8 servings
Best Coleslaw Recipe
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

This easy coleslaw is the best coleslaw recipe that I've tried! It's a combination of shredded cabbage and carrot mix, tossed in a flavorful, creamy dressing. This basic coleslaw recipe is super tasty, quick to make, and it pairs well with so many different meals! A great side dish for a barbecue or picnic!

For the dressing:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
For the slaw:
  • 5 cups green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 cups red/purple cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, finely shredded
  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients and set aside.
  2. To prepare cabbage, cut the head of cabbage in half and cut off the center core. To shred the cabbage and carrots you can thinly slice them with a knife or better use a cheese grater, mandoline or food processor.

  3. Combine the veggies in a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over the slaw and toss to fully combine.
  4. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to let the flavors meld together, before serving.
Recipe Notes

You will need to purchase 1 head each of red and green cabbage and 3 large carrots for this recipe.

Use a bag of pre-shredded cabbage and carrots as a time saver. Just be sure, you're using about 7-8 cups of slaw total.
To lower the calories, use plain greek yogurt in place of all or part of the mayonnaise. You can also use a low calorie mayo.
If you don't want a creamy coleslaw, try leaving out the mayonnaise and replacing it with 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil for a vinaigrette coleslaw.

MIX IN IDEAS: slivered almonds, dried cranberries or golden raisins, shredded chicken, chopped apples, diced onions, diced mango or pineapple.


Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.

Author: Kim
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cole slaw, coleslaw, creamy coleslaw

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