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Top down close up view of a bowl filled with homemade coleslaw.

Southern Coleslaw Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cole slaw, coleslaw, coleslaw salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Victor
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  • 1 cabbage (medium size, about 2 lbs, rinsed and shredded)
  • 2 carrots (peeled and shredded)

For the coleslaw dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp blue cheese dressing
  • 1 clove garlic (pressed or minced)
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp grated onion (yellow or Vidalia)
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp celery seed


  • Add the ingredients for the coleslaw dressing to a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined. Taste for salt and pepper and adjust if necessary.
  • Add the shredded cabbage and carrots, and mix until everything is well coated in dressing.
  • Refrigerate for about 2 hours before serving. Give the slaw a good mix one more time and serve.


If you are using made ahead refrigerated shredded cabbage and dressing, there is no need to refrigerate the salad again before serving.


Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 559mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2140IU | Vitamin C: 34.2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 0.6mg