Coleslaw is a summer classic and one that I make all the time! At its base it’s a cabbage based salad in a dressing and there are about a million different variations! I like a simple cole-slaw with shredded cabbage and carrots in a mayonnaise based dressing. The dressing is the combination of creamy mayo, tangy vinegar and sweet salt along with the bite of some mustard and a hint on onion. I like to change this recipe up with the addition of different veggies, herbs, spices, etc. and one thing that I keep changing is the sweetness; sometimes I’m in the mood for a sweet slaw and other times I want a more savoury slaw with just a hint of sweetness. I like to enjoy coleslaw either as a side dish or as a condiment in sandwiches, burgers, etc.
Another major variation in slaw is moving over to vinaigrette or and oil and vinegar based dressing instead of the mayo. I am also a big fan of the mayo-less coleslaw as well!
You can either shred the cabbage or you can take the shredded cabbage and finely chop it!
Use some red cabbage and fresh chopped parsley for some colour!
It’s great in BBQ chicken sandwiches!
A tasty homemade coleslaw that’s so easy to make!
- 8 cups green cabbage, shredded or finely chopped
- 1 cup carrot, shredded of finely chopped
- 1/4 cup onion, grated (optional)
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Mix the cabbage, carrot and onion.
- Mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper until the sugar has dissolved into the dressing.
- Mix the coleslaw salad and dressing and either enjoy immediately or, better yet, let it sit in the fridge for an hour to overnight to let the flavours mingle!
Option: Replace some or all of the green cabbage with red cabbage.
Option: Add more vegetables!
Option: Replace some or all of the mayo with sour cream and/or plain yogurt.
Option: Replace the apple cider vinegar with another vinegar or fresh lemon juice, lime juice, etc.
Option: Add any desired spices to the dressing!
Option: Use grainy mustard, or omit the mustard.
Option: Add hot sauce to the dressing!
Option: Add worcestershire sauce to the dressing!
Option: Omit the sugar if you prefer your slaw without any sweetness!
Option: Replace the sugar with brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc.
Option: Add fresh chopped herbs such as parsley, cilantro, dill, basil, etc.
Option: Add sliced green onions.
BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich with Slaw
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Beer Battered Fish (Fish and Chips)
Crispy Beer Battered Fish Sandwich
This looks like lovely chunky coleslaw! I lke adding dill to mine too and to potato salad, it is such a flavoursome herb!
I like how it isn’t drowned with dressing like most cole slaw. This is gorgeous
Cole slaw is one of my favorite side dishes. I like the chunky texture of your variation.
The chili sauce is not optional in my kitchen and dill is a favored herb of mine. I don’t eat fish, but I’d be sure to enjoy this creative cole slaw. I am impressed by your creativity, as usual.
Thanks for coming by my new blog! I’ve been reading yours for awhile now. 🙂 The coleslaw looks delicious!
Arfi Binsted says
I like eating coleslaw with fish in crumbs (breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic mince, salt and pepper–a pinch of paprika will do too!). Red cabbage can give more colour on coleslaw if you like them. I am mad on salad, at any types! Looks great, Kevin!
I love creamy cole slaw’s, and really like your use of chili sauce here. Ever since trying a fish taco topped with a creamy cole slaw, I’ve become hooked on paring all sort of fish with it. Another great recipe from Kevin!
So I read your last post, then went out and got me some Guinness (which I don’t usually drink) and then thought to myself, ‘but where’s the slaw?’.
Timely post Kevin 🙂
good cole slaw is essential to a barbecue. in fact, i won’t eat a pulled pork sandwich without it.
The addition of dill makes sense – especially with the fish meal! Sounds yummy!
noble pig says
The simplicity of this dish makes it so beautiful.
your home made cole slaw looks so delicious n wholesome!
I never really made Cole Slaw, it doesn’t look and sound appetizing to me. Then, you post the recipe, and I thought… hmmm…. maybe it’s not that bad! I probably have to try to make it one day!
I’ve never thought of adding honey to coleslaw! A great idea – yours looks extra yummy.
I love coleslaw, and love the texture of yours!
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I keep meaning to do a post on coleslaw too, it is soooo good, yours looks beautiful!
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Bellini Valli says
Always the perfect accompaniment to a fish ‘n chip dinner Kevin:D
I love coleslaw that isn’t dripping in mayonaise!
MMmm, I have always wanted to make cole slaw. I wish I had a large bowl of yours right about now!
I’ve never been able to nail down cole slaw, but this one looks quite tasty.
That Cole Slaw looks perfect, I can imagine how awesome your Fish and Chips dinner was!
it's not in the list of ingredients..
Champagne/StitchPoet: Sorry about that, I keep going back and forth on how I wanted to add a bit of bite/heat to the cole slaw with the mustard and the chili sauce. I have cleaned up the recipe.
consider KFC style and add their secret Tarragon Vinegar.
Vicky L RODRIGUEZ says
Good Morning Kevin! Love coleslaw, my Grandma made the best in the west. Crazy question for you, what type of onions do you use in your recipes? Yellow, White, Purple, or Green Onions? I also love your other recipes and have tried many of them.
I normally use yellow onions in coleslaw but I also use white, red or even green to change things up every once in a while!