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crispy deep fried snacks and a lemon with a dish of coleslaw as the center

Coleslaw Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 12+ 1x


Make this quick and easy cole slaw recipe with a homemade dressing, shredded cabbage and carrots, and some green onions. It's simple to make and perfect as a side to any meal.


  • 3/4 cups mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoons celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 cups thinly chopped green cabbage
  • 2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 1.5 cups grated carrot (about 2 large)
  • 5 green onions chopped (use white and green parts)


  1. Add the mayo, vinegar, mustard, sugar, celery seeds, salt, and black pepper to a small bowl.
  2. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  3. In a large serving bowl add the green cabbage, red cabbage, grated carrot, and green onions. Toss to combine.
  4. Just before serving add the salad dressing and stir to combine.
  5. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.
  6. This is a great side to fried fish and hush puppies or to go on or with a pulled pork sandwich!


  • If you are traveling or wanting to make this ahead of time, don't add the dressing to the veggies. Prep the veggies and put them in a bowl and make the dressing and put it in a separate container. Mix them together just before serving.
  • If you like a little sweet with your coleslaw feel free to add 1 grated apple to this recipe, I do that often and we love it.
  • You can use a 14 ounce bag of coleslaw mix in place of chopping your own veggies for this recipe if you'd like.
  • I know many folks don't like mayonnaise (I don't get it, but hey...) sour cream or plain Greek yogurt would be good substitutions for it in this recipe. 
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Category: side
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: American

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