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coleslaw ingredients in wedge sections in a white bowl with a POV of a hand pouring in the coleslaw dressing on the top

Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6-8 1x


This classic coleslaw dressing recipe is make with mayo, a little vinegar, sugar, and a few simple secret spices and it's perfect to top your favorite coleslaw recipe or any other salad that you like.


  • 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Add the mayo, vinegar, mustard, sugar, celery seeds, salt, and black pepper to a small bowl.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • Serve over your favorite salad.
  • This is a perfect amount of dressing for a 14 ounce bag of coleslaw salad mix or about 8 cups of chopped cabbage.
  • You can find my full coleslaw recipe, using this dressing recipe here.
  • Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week and use as you'd like for a salad dressing or to make 1 large batch of coleslaw.


  • You can use this one any kind of salad, cabbage, or mixed greens that you like. It's a delicious general salad dressing.
  • Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: side
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

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