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Coleslaw Recipe: Amazingly Easy

Updated on August 6, 2013

A Lovely Cabbage.

The main ingredient in coleslaw is cabbage.
The main ingredient in coleslaw is cabbage. | Source

A perfect side for any meal, especially fried chicken or fried fish. Just follow the instructions below. This recipe, that you can easily make yourself, is delicious, no doubt! In a hurry, don't have time to slice cabbage and grate them prepacked, just put in the bowl.

Don't buy coleslaw at the popular "chicken" fast food restaurants! Why?

The coleslaw you can buy already made is not nearly as good, in fact, it is just ok. That's not good enough! That may be why some don't care for it much. Make it yourself and tast the difference, you will be surprisingly happy...finally a delicious coleslaw.


  • 1 each Cabbage (head), Sliced, finely
  • 2 each Carrots (peeled), Grated
  • 1-1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard
  • 3 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • OPTIONAL: Raisins, Dried Cranberries, Walnuts, A hanful is all you need to add variety and additional nutrients!


  1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, apple cider vinegar, and brown sugar. Stir just until smooth and creamy, all one color.
  2. In same bowl, add sliced cabbage, grated carrots. Toss gently, from the bottom of the bowl to coat with creamy mixture. Note: the bowl will appear to be very full, but will become less full as ingredients are all combined.
  3. You are done! Cover, refigerate at least 20 minutes, or until ready to serve. You will notice, the bowl doesn't look so full now...enjoy!

Make it your own...

I suggest you adjust any of these ingredients to your own personal preference and taste. For sweeter coleslaw, add raisins (optional), for a tangier taste, add dried cranberries. Are you nuts about nuts? Add a handful of walnuts for a wonderful variation of coleslaw, al well as adding additional nutrients.

Have you tried this recipe?

5 stars from 1 rating of Coleslaw: Amazingly Easy


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      lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      Yes, you can make it anytime...make more and have it the next day too. In a hurry to prepare, get a bag of pre-shredded cabbage w/carrots for coleslaw at the market.

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      lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      Thanks! peachpurple--If you love coleslaw, it's even better when you make your own. KFC tends to be a little sweeter, if you like it that way, just add a little more brown sugar. Best to make it and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes and stir again, will look creamier, as the cabbage wilts. Let me know how it turns out. Thanks again for reading and your comment.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      very easy to prepare recipe. Ideal for after meal, good in digesting high carbohydrate meal. I love coleslaw especially the KFC. But with your recipe, i could do that anytime now. Thanks for sharing

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      lupine 4 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      Thanks Nell Rose! I love it too, I just make my own...don't care for the one sold already made. Thanks for the follow also.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      Love coleslaw! lol! I could eat it by the gallon! every time I have salad or anything else like sandwiches I throw in the coleslaw! so this is great, thanks! voted up!

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      lupine 5 years ago from Southern California (USA)

      Thank you flashmakeit for reading my hub and commenting. I love coleslaw too, goes great with lot's of main dishes or on it's own for a snack.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      I love coleslaw. I put carrots, sugar, mayonnaise, cabbage, onions and a little bit of true lemon shaker in my coleslaw.