Easy Cole Slaw


  • 1 medium head green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Combine the shredded cabbage, carrots, and onion in a large bowl.

  2. In a smaller bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper until well combined.

  3. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture.

  4. Toss until the cabbage mixture is well coated in the dressing.

  5. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving to allow flavors to meld. It can be served chilled or at room temperature.

  6. Before serving, give the coleslaw one more good toss to redistribute the dressing.

Remember, the recipe can be adjusted to taste. Some people like their coleslaw sweeter, so feel free to add more sugar if you prefer. Similarly, you can adjust the mustard and vinegar to your liking.

Coleslaw is a very versatile side dish that pairs well with a variety of foods. Here are a few ideas on what you can serve coleslaw with:

  1. Barbecued Meats: Coleslaw is a classic accompaniment to barbecued meats like ribs, chicken, or pulled pork. The cool, creamy coleslaw helps balance out the rich, smoky flavors of the meat.

  2. Fish: Coleslaw is also traditionally served with fried fish as a part of a fish fry. Additionally, it can be served with grilled or baked fish.

  3. Sandwiches and Burgers: Adding coleslaw to a sandwich or burger can provide a refreshing crunch. It pairs particularly well with pulled pork sandwiches or fried chicken sandwiches.

  4. Hot Dogs: In some regions, coleslaw is a traditional hot dog topping.

  5. Tacos or Wraps: Use coleslaw as a filling for fish tacos or wraps for a nice crunch and added flavor.

  6. Picnic Foods: Coleslaw is a great side for other picnic foods, like fried chicken or potato salad.

  7. Grilled Sausages or Brats: The tanginess of the coleslaw works well with the rich flavors of sausages or bratwursts.

  8. Pita or Falafel: Coleslaw can be used as a filling along with other ingredients in a pita bread or with falafel for a burst of freshness and crunch.

Remember, coleslaw can be a versatile side, so don’t be afraid to get creative and try it with different dishes to see what you like best.