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Coleslaw in a white salad bowl.

Classic Southern Coleslaw Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Crunchy, refreshing, and creamy Coleslaw prepared with just a handful of pantry ingredients. Enjoy it as a side dish to grilled meats and savory dishes, or mound some on top of hamburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches. 
Servings : 6 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Refrigeration Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins


  • 1 bag (14-oz) Shredded Coleslaw Mix
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
  • fresh cracked pepper, for garnish (optional)


  • Add shredded coleslaw mix to a large salad bowl and set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl combine mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, celery seeds, dill, salt, and pepper; whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss until well incorporated.
  • Taste for seasonings and flavor; adjust accordingly.
  • Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • Garnish with parsley and fresh cracked pepper.
  • Serve.


  • REDUCE POINTS DOWN TO 2 by using Low Fat Mayonnaise.
  • If you want to shred your own Coleslaw mix, you will need to thinly slice/shred about 6 cups green cabbage and 2 large carrots.
  • Add extra flavors and texture by stirring in sliced green onions, diced apples, dried cranberries, chopped almonds, and/or pumpkin seeds.
  • Make Coleslaw one day ahead and keep in the fridge until ready to use, OR make the dressing 1 to 2 days ahead and then just stir it in an hour before serving the Coleslaw.


Calories: 162 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Cholesterol: 8 mg | Sodium: 325 mg | Potassium: 112 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 75 IU | Vitamin C: 24.2 mg | Calcium: 32 mg | Iron: 0.5 mg | Net Carbs: 6 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American/Southern
Keyword: cabbage recipe, coleslaw recipe, holiday side dish recipe, low carb recipe, potluck salad, shredded cabbage, summer bbq side dish, summer salad recipe