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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 229kcal
Author Lauren's Latest


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

for the coleslaw dressing:


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



Feel free to substitute one bag of coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and shredded carrot) in place of the cabbage head and whole carrot.
LOWER CARB OPTION: To make this even lower in carbs, consider using truvia or stevia in place of the sugar.


Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1380IU | Vitamin C: 22.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 0.3mg