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Coleslaw Recipe

Coleslaw Recipe - This classic coleslaw recipe is made of cabbage and topped with a delicious dressing. This is a coleslaw recipe is one you'll use again and again.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best coleslaw, cole slaw, coleslaw, coleslaw dressing, coleslaw recipe, easy coleslaw, how to make coleslaw, what to serve with coleslaw
Servings: 8
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 6 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots shredded
  • 1/2 small sweet onion diced (optional)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed


  • Place shredded cabbage, carrots and onions into a medium size bowl.
  • Add mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, sugar, and salt to a large bowl and whisk together with a fork until well-combined and smooth. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Add black pepper and celery seeds. Pour mayonnaise dressing over cabbage and toss together to mix thoroughly.
  • Serve immediately or cover and chill in refrigerator before serving.



Store coleslaw in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. 
For a vegan version of this coleslaw recipe, use vegan mayonnaise and a plant-based milk. 


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2640IU | Vitamin C: 20.1mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.4mg