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Southern Coleslaw Recipe

This Easy Southern Coleslaw Recipe has the best sweet and tangy flavor. It's served creamy and chilled. Perfect for loading onto pulled pork sandwiches or served as a side dish for any BBQ spread.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Southern
Keyword best coleslaw recipe, southern coleslaw recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 133kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage Optional. I love to add it for color.
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar I suggest you start with 1 tablespoon. Taste repeatedly and adjust as necessary.
  • 1 teaspoon mustard I use Dijon.
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or sweetener I suggest you start with 1 tablespoon. Taste repeatedly and adjust as necessary.
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the mayo, finely chopped onion, apple cider vinegar, sweetener, celery salt, salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Add the coleslaw mix and red cabbage to a large serving bowl. Drizzle the mayo mixture throughout. Stir to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to serve chilled.

Video

Notes

  • You can double or triple the recipe by doubling the ingredients, etc.
  • Coleslaw mix is essentially shredded cabbage and carrots. You can make your own mix if you wish.
  • I like for my coleslaw to have a taste of both vinegar and sweetness. To make the perfect slaw, modify ingredients to fit your taste.
  • Decide how you prefer your coleslaw. Some prefer a really creamy coleslaw. If you like the KFC coleslaw, you may prefer yours to be really creamy. If so, add additional mayo as needed.
  • If you prefer yours to be somewhat dry, start with 1/4 cup of mayo and adjust as needed.
  • If you like sweet coleslaw, adjust and add more sweetener.
  • If you prefer a very vinegar-based slaw, add more vinegar and start with a teaspoon of sweetener and adjust as necessary.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g