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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 184kcal
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


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


  • Combine all the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl and stir well. Taste and adjust for salt, pepper, sweetness, and acidity.
  • 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.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for about an hour to let the flavors settle and the cabbage to soften.



Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4617IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg