Coleslaw Recipes

Great-tasting coleslaw from scratch, plus new twists on bagged slaw, and slaw from apples, carrots, even beets.

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Lemony Cabbage-Avocado Slaw

Rating: 4.25 stars
8
Creamy avocado and bright lemon make great partners in this colorful salad.

Szybka Surowka z Czerwonej Kapusty (Polish Red Cabbage Slaw)

Polish people love their cabbage in every form and every color! This fresh red cabbage slaw is often made during the autumn months, when bright colors are much appreciated.

Easy Asian Cole Slaw

Rating: 4.11 stars
19
This Asian-inspired recipe is made with easy-to-find ingredients for a delicious side dish.

Sweet, Hot Mustard Slaw

Rating: 4.67 stars
9
I enjoy a wide variety of coleslaws, but this mustard slaw may be my fave. The combo of hot and sweet has a proven track record for pleasing palates. Salting and massaging your cabbage first (aka 'cassage') will help draw out water, which sweetens up the flavor, as well as produce a flexible, yet still crunchy texture, which I think is lacking in many other 'chop and mix' recipes. Garnished here with chives and chive blossoms.

Mango Cilantro Slaw

Rating: 4.79 stars
38
This is different twist on cabbage slaw. It's very easy and the mango and honey make it sweet; no sugar in this recipe! Great by itself or wrap a corn tortilla around grilled tilapia and top with this cilantro slaw for a great-tasting fish taco! For a bit thicker dressing you can add additional mayonnaise.

Grilled Corn and Red Cabbage Slaw

Rating: 4.83 stars
12
This fresh, light slaw is great with fish tacos.

Mikes' Coleslaw

Rating: 4.88 stars
49
Very good and very colorful coleslaw. Have received numerous compliments on this recipe. It is also easy and quick to make.

12-Second Coleslaw

Rating: 4.35 stars
17
When people think of coleslaw, they think of that bowl of soggy, shredded cabbage sitting at the end of the picnic table. This is a completely different approach; a fresh-shredded cabbage prepared as a fast (12 seconds adding ingredients, 30 seconds to mix), crisp, low-cal, low-carb, slightly spicy, and delicious side dish that you should be eating as part of your regular veggie side-dish rotation. Serve immediately after mixing.

Napa Cabbage Salad

Rating: 4.7 stars
417
This is a yummy, crunchy cabbage salad with toasted ramen noodles and almond slivers. The bowl is always licked clean at potlucks!

Red Cabbage Slaw

Rating: 4.6 stars
80
A nice, light, creamy side dish to bring on a picnic or to go with a nice comforting fall dish like chili or pulled pork sandwiches. Adds beautiful color to your plate.

Asian Coleslaw

Rating: 4.57 stars
792
A great twist on cabbage salad. The peanut butter in the dressing is the secret.

Hawaiian Cole Slaw

Rating: 4.62 stars
110
This is excellent served with pulled pork. Its a nice mix of sweet, tangy, and crunchy.

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Easy Coleslaw Dressing

Rating: 4.8 stars
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A creamy coleslaw dressing that can be made with ingredients you already have! You can pour it immediately over a 14-ounce package of coleslaw mix or refrigerate until needed.