Classic Coleslaw Recipe

This Coleslaw Recipe is a classic, from scratch recipe that will make you never buy store bought coleslaw dressing again!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cabbage, coleslaw, coleslaw recipe, summer salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
refrigeration 1 hour
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 229 kcal
Author Lauren


  • 1/2 head green cabbage shredded
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 1/2 onion finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives optional

for the coleslaw dressing:

US Customary - Metric


  1. For the coleslaw, place cabbage, onion, carrot and chives into a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, stir together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. 

  2. Pour over top veggies and toss to coat. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve. The longer this sits the better it tastes.

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Recipe Notes

Feel free to substitute one bag of coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and shredded carrot) in place of the cabbage head and whole carrot.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Coleslaw Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 193mg 8%
Potassium 136mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 27.6%
Vitamin C 26.9%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 1.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.