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Homemade Coleslaw Recipe

Homemade Coleslaw is the perfect creamy and crunchy side dish that is the perfect match for a barbecue! There is never a cookout without this simple-but-delicious salad!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Coleslaw
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings as a side dish, 1 cup per serving
Calories 184 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4 cups green cabbage finely shredded
  • 3 cups purple cabbage finely shredded
  • 2 cups carrots finely shredded


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the green and purple cabbage by cutting them through the core into quarters. Then cut out the core and discard.
  2. Finely shred the cabbage bu using a mandoline or a grater. Place the shredded cabbage in a very large bowl.
  3. Add the shredded carrot to the same bowl and toss to mix.


  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well. Taste and adjust for salt, pepper, sweetness, and acidity.
  2. Pour a bit more than half of the dressing over the cabbage and carrot and mix well. If you want the coleslaw creamier, add the remaining dressing and mix well.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate for about an hour to let the flavors settle and the cabbage to soften.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Coleslaw Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 207mg9%
Potassium 203mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 4617IU92%
Vitamin C 27mg33%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.