Quick and Easy Creamy Coleslaw

Quick and Easy Creamy Coleslaw
Quick and Easy Creamy Coleslaw. Photo of Easy Creamy Coleslaw © Diana Rattray
  • 12 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8
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This easy coleslaw recipe uses packaged shredded cabbage mixture and homemade coleslaw dressing. The optional sliced green onions add some nice color and flavor to the mix.

Sugar and cider vinegar are added to the mayonnaise to make the tangy dressing, but feel free to adjust the sugar to suit your taste. A sugar substitute can be used to sweeten the dressing as well.

This is a delicious creamy coleslaw to serve with a grilled meal, pulled pork, fried fish, chicken, or baked beans. Make it for a family meal or take it along to your next cookout or potluck dinner.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound packaged shredded coleslaw mixture
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced, optional
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • salt, to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, toss the shredded coleslaw mixture with green onions, if using.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of mayonnaise with the vinegar, 3 tablespoons of sugar, the celery seeds, and the ground black pepper. Add to the coleslaw mixture and stir to blend thoroughly.
  3. Add more mayonnaise and sugar, if needed, to taste. Add salt, to taste. Refrigerate until serving time.
  4. Serve with sandwiches, fried fish or seafood, pulled pork, or bean dishes.


    Expert Tips

    • Too much purple cabbage will turn your coleslaw pink in time, so keep that in mind when you choose your coleslaw mixture.
    • If you are using fresh green cabbage, shred it and toss it with a few teaspoons of salt. Give it about 20 to 30 minutes; drain and the toss with the remaining ingredients.
    • Give it at least a few hours in the refrigerator for best flavor, or make it a day in advance.
    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 370
    Total Fat 24 g
    Saturated Fat 4 g
    Unsaturated Fat 6 g
    Cholesterol 13 mg
    Sodium 237 mg
    Carbohydrates 35 g
    Dietary Fiber 2 g
    Protein 3 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)