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Coleslaw in a white salad bowl.

Classic Southern Coleslaw Recipe

6 6 6
WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time5 mins
Refrigeration Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
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. 
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine: American/Southern
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 162


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Classic Southern Coleslaw Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 325mg14%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 24.2mg29%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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