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Best Coleslaw Recipe

Easy homemade coleslaw with a simple dressing. This coleslaw is creamy, juicy, sweet, and tangy at the same time. This is a classic coleslaw recipe, perfect for any occasion!
Author Diana
Servings 6 -8 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 4 cups green cabbage finely shredded
  • 2 cup red cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 cup carrot finely shredded

For the dressing

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar or honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed optional


  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl or a jug until they're well combined and creamy.
  • Pour the dressing over the shredded cabbage and carrot, and give it a good toss. Set aside for at least half an hour, and preferably 2 hours or even overnight.
  • Toss again before serving.


  • For a lighter version, substitute mayonnaise with sour cream or Greek yogurt.
  • For a no mayo version, try this healthy red cabbage slaw, or this delicious daikon radish slaw.
  • To this creamy coleslaw, you can add finely diced onion, shallots, scallions, or green apples (granny smith works best) for some sweetness and freshness.
  • Store coleslaw in the fridge for up to 3 days, but note that the freshness of the coleslaw and dressing depends on the freshness of the ingredients used. If the coleslaw or the dressing has been left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours, it should be discarded.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3959IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg