Coleslaw Dressing Recipe


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What side dish is synonymous with fish fries, and pretty much all southern get togethers? You guess it! Coleslaw.

Image shows a bowl of coleslaw on a table with text that reads "Homemade Creamy Coleslaw from scratch"

It’s interesting how everyone has their own coleslaw dressing recipe version. I grew up making it with white sugar, and white vinegar, and to this day, that’s how I prefer it. In my late teens though, I was introduced by some friends to using apple cider vinegar and raw sugar, which is arguably healthier, and delicious with it’s slightly more tangy flavor.

Either way, I highly recommend taking five minutes to make homemade mayonnaise, which makes this recipe super awesome, because you can use healthy oils and, like I said over in the copy cat Chick Fil A Avocado ranch dressing recipe (boy, that was a mouthful), enjoy your coleslaw guilt-free!

I would probably call this “copycat KFC coleslaw” because I think it tastes just like KFC, but… it’s been years and years since I’ve had KFC, so my memory could be faulty.

In any case, we all love this coleslaw – even my kids, which surprised me – you don’t really expect kids to like raw cabbage. Hopefully that means our kids’ are growing up to love a variety of whole, healthy foods, right?

In any case, this coleslaw dressing recipe is super easy to make with ingredients that the average kitchen already has in it – you’ll never need to buy packaged dressing again!

Photo shows a bowl of cole slaw with a spoon

Try the recipe below:


Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

If you’re looking to make your own coleslaw, you’ll need a delicious dressing recipe to make it perfect.

  • Author: Elise


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1T. vinegar
  • 2T. sugar
  • 1/8 t. black pepper
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 16 oz. coleslaw mix OR 1 small head of cabbage + 1 carrot, shredded


Image shows a bowl of coleslaw mix, next to a jar of dressing ingredients

  1. Mix everything except coleslaw mix together in a bowl until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Toss with coleslaw mix.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  4. Toss to redistribute the dressing before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

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  1. Excellent! I used 1/2 cup of mayo to start and found that this was the perfect amount for my preference. Easiest thing to make and great taste!

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