Creamy Coleslaw is the perfect, easy summer side dish. A combination of cabbage, carrots, and green onions, this recipe is healthy and delicious.
Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
I am a coleslaw convert. It’s not that I ever disliked coleslaw, I just tended to ignore it. Whenever it made an appearance at a picnic or a potluck I just passed it by thinking, it’s just a bowl full of cabbage! Well, I had a life changing creamy coleslaw event not too long ago and it looked like this:
I was served coleslaw on top of a BBQ Beef Sandwich. So good!! O.K., so maybe not life changing, but delicious. And I have changed my mind about coleslaw. I don’t know who thought of it first, adding coleslaw to BBQ beef ?? But it was pretty much a brilliant move.
I love the cool, creamy, crunchy texture that this coleslaw recipe adds to the warm, smoky flavor of the BBQ beef.
It can be a little messy to eat but so worth the mess and the effort. This coleslaw recipe can, of course, be used as a side dish as well.
How to Make Creamy Coleslaw
Cabbage. I used a pre package coleslaw mix that is available in your produce section. Of course, you could always chop up your own cabbage using a combination of green and red. Throw in some grated carrot for some extra crunch and color.
Green Onion and Cilantro. Chop and use these to garnish the top of coleslaw before serving.
The star of the show here is the dressing. The dressing can be made several days ahead of time.
Coleslaw Dressing Recipe
- Mayonnaise. Regular not low fat.
- White Balsamic Vinegar. If you can’t find white you can use regular balsamic vinegar. Gives the dressing great flavor.
- Dijon Mustard. You can switch up your mustard for a variety of flavor.
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Celery Seed. This is the secret to this dressing and it’s great flavor so don’t leave them out!
- Red Onion. Diced small
Mix all the dressing ingredients together. Pour over cabbage and keep coleslaw refrigerated until ready to serve. Dressing may settle in bottom of bowl so stir and redistribute before serving.
How Long Will Coleslaw Last?
Coleslaw will last three to four days in the refrigerator when kept covered. It’s a great make ahead dish for a picnic or potluck.
Other Favorite Potluck Dishes:
- Crock Pot Mac and Cheese
- BLT Pasta Salad
- Quinoa Black Bean Salad
- Broccoli Salad
- Best Baked Beans
- Potato Salad
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Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
- 16 oz. coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup red onion chopped
- 3 Tbsp white balsamic veibnar
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp stone ground mustard
- 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 tsp celery seed
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Pour over shredded cabbage.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
Originally posted June 20, 2013