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The Best Creamy Coleslaw

This really is the Best Coleslaw recipe. Only 6 ingredients are needed to make this slaw. Make this creamy crunchy coleslaw for your next cookout.

The Best Coleslaw

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Summer Side Dish:

A great side dish and a must-have for summertime. Anything that is grilled tastes better with a side dish of homemade coleslaw. I make this recipe a lot during the summer and it is a family favorite. My friends and family request it when we have BBQs, cookouts, and picnics. It’s really simple to make and taste amazing. 

The Best Coleslaw

What will I need to make this Best Coleslaw recipe? 

You will need the following ingredients:

      1. Coleslaw mix: For a little more color in your coleslaw mix, you may want to consider adding an additional ½ cup red cabbage and carrots to the mix.
      2.  Mayonnaise: If you prefer the taste of miracle whip you can always swap the mayonnaise out for miracle whip. You can also choose to do half and half of each.
      3. Honey: You will see in many coleslaw recipes that there is an addition of sugar to sweeten things up. I have found that honey is a great substitute for sugar. It adds that touch of sweetness that is needed for the classic coleslaw flavor, but it is not overwhelmingly sweet.
      4. Buttermilk: You can use store-bought buttermilk or add in an additional 1 teaspoon of either lemon juice or white vinegar to your milk (whole or 2%) to sour it before adding it in with the rest of the ingredients. This is a great hack if you don’t have buttermilk on hand.
      5. Lemon juice: Fresh or concentrated lemon juice will work
      6. Distilled white vinegar
      7. Salt & pepper

The Best Coleslaw

Delicious Main Courses to serve with this Creamy Coleslaw:

The Best Coleslaw

Do I have to use a store-bought coleslaw mix or can I use fresh vegetables?

I used a store-bought coleslaw mix because it saved a lot of prep time. It is especially great to do this if you are preparing food for a crowd. If you do not have a coleslaw mix available or you are looking for a more budget-friendly option, you can shred your vegetables by hand or with a food processor.

To make 9 servings of coleslaw use half a head of finely shredded green cabbage, ¼ a head of shredded red cabbage (about 2 cups), and two to three grated carrots (about 1 cup).

The Best Coleslaw

How long will my coleslaw last?

Your traditional coleslaw will last for two to three additional days in the refrigerator. I recommend only leaving your coleslaw out at room temperature for up to one hour before refrigerating. Do not freeze.  

The Best Coleslaw

You will need the following supplies to make this healthy coleslaw recipe: 

Large mixing bowl

Small whisk

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz package of coleslaw mix
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbs honey
  • 3 Tbs buttermilk
  • 1 ½ Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs distilled white vinegar
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • ¼ tsp salt, plus more to taste

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, honey, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, ground black pepper, and salt until combined (all the ingredients EXCEPT coleslaw mix).
  2. Pour over coleslaw mix and toss until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Best when chilled in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before enjoying it.

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The Best Coleslaw
Yield: 7-9 servings as a side

The Best Coleslaw

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This really is the Best Coleslaw recipe. Only 6 ingredients are needed to make this slaw. Make this creamy crunchy coleslaw for your next cookout.

Instructions

  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, honey, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, ground black pepper, and salt until combined (all the ingredients EXCEPT coleslaw mix).
  2. Pour over coleslaw mix and toss until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Best when chilled in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before enjoying it.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

9

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 229Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 12mgSodium 303mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 11gProtein 1g

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This really is the Best Coleslaw recipe. Only 6 ingredients are needed to make this slaw. Make this creamy crunchy coleslaw for your next cookout. via @Mooreorlesscook

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SHIRLEY WEINBERG

Tuesday 19th of May 2020

Hi Nettie, I just want to say that I am so excited to try this best coleslaw. I will make it Memorial Day when my neighbors get together 6 feet apart. It looks very tasty as so many of your recipes have been. In fact when I make one of your recipes people ask for a copy of the recipe. Keep up the good work

Nettie

Wednesday 20th of May 2020

Thank you so much for the kind words, Shirley! Happy Memorial Day with all of the delicious food! Nettie

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