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.
Best Cabbage to Use
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!