Homemade Coleslaw

Cole slaw is hands down one of my favorite side dishes. It’s really random, but I just love cole slaw. I don’t actually eat coleslaw very often because I’m just not around it much. But in the summertime, it makes an appearance at many cookouts, which I appreciated. I think it’s perfect next to a grilled burger or brat and even better on a pulled pork sandwich.

Until this year, I had never even thought to make my own coleslaw. Not sure why, but the thought never crossed my mind. Granted, I never buy coleslaw either. I’m pretty sure I could down a container in a stomach aching amount of time. So it’s probably better that I never thought to make coleslaw before…

I’ve made this recipe 3 times already. Every time, it’s a huge hit. It is the perfect coleslaw. And, it’s so simple to throw together. I like to mix up the dressing ahead of time and then mix it with the cabbage about an hour before it is going to be served.

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Homemade Coleslaw

Yield: 8-10


1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp honey
16 oz bag of coleslaw mix


In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the coleslaw mix. (This can be done in advance, simply cover and refrigerate until ready to use).

Place the coleslaw mix in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw mix. Stir to combine and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe from Picky Palate

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2 Responses to “Perfect Summer Salsa Recipe”

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    Betty Watson — July 7, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    I was at Jen’s over the 4th of July and she made the Summer Salsa Recipe and it was great!!

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    cre82learn — September 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    This looks amazing!!! I can’t wait to try it; I always make our own guacamole dip. Not sure why you said to add the avocado at the end unless it is because sometimes it changes color with oxidation (like apples and bananas). Since I make guacamole all the time, here’s a tip I discovered: if you put the avocado seed in with it, the sliced avocado will not change colors. Just take the seed out before serving 🙂
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