This standard coleslaw recipe is healthy

Standard Coleslaw Recipe

This standard coleslaw recipe is a fan favorite that is easy to make ahead of time and stick in the fridge until it’s time to eat. It’s quick and easy to make and everyone always seems to enjoy having at least two helpings.

It is best served cold, so let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour before serving. The apple cider vinegar is a bit sweet but paired with the sugar and the mayo, this coleslaw really packs a punch.

This standard coleslaw recipe is a side that is best with almost any food, or can be served as a snack. It’s is easy to make ahead of time (like a day or two ahead of time) and you can just take it out of the fridge and serve your guests or family. It makes for a great side for hamburgers or hotdogs at barbecues or picnics. Poolside or in the desert, everyone enjoys a heaping serving of coleslaw on their plate to accompany their meal. It’s also an easy and healthy snack for anyone grazing looking through the fridge.

After mixing up your standard coleslaw recipe, chill in the fridge for a couple hours.
After mixing up your standard coleslaw recipe, chill in the fridge for a couple hours.

Best Cabbage to Use

This standard coleslaw recipe is great served to a group or just your family.
This standard coleslaw recipe is great served to a group or just your family.

Personally, I use a mix of shredded broccoli, carrot and cabbage. It adds a good variety to the slaw and more nutrients. You can customize this recipe so that it’s all shredded cabbage, broccoli, or carrots.

If you are just going to use cabbage, I recommend using a combination of red and green cabbage. It will add a nice color to your dish.

Cutting up the cabbage is easy. After slicing out the thick core, slice the cabbage into thin shreds with a sharp knife.

Don’t feel like chopping up cabbage? A great shortcut to use for this recipe is just to use the bagged shredded cabbage.

The Best Coleslaw Dressing

  • Mayonnaise: Mayo is a base for a rich and creamy coleslaw dressing. When it’s available, I love to use my homemade mayonnaise.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Brightens and freshens the dressing. Add more than the recipe calls for if you so choose. Apple cider vinegar adds a sweetness that balances out the other flavors nicely.
  • Sugar: Adding a bit of sugar to the dressing might seem unnecessary but it adds balance and rounds out the dish completely.

Just mix these ingredients together and serve!

Coleslaw

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Sarah Course: sideCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Calories

75

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 bag pre-shredded cabbage

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  • Mix. Add all ingredients and mix together.

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