It’s interesting how many people associate coleslaw with summer and barbeque foods. However, my family has always eaten coleslaw year round as a side dish with many foods including seafood. This Homemade Creamy Coleslaw is the perfect side dish to eat at any time of the year.
The coleslaw is simple and super easy to make. Although, I usually make it the night before I want to serve it for dinner. We find the coleslaw tastes even better when all the flavors from the creamy mayo dressing can marinate overnight. Though they’re times, I pop the coleslaw into the fridge and serve it for dinner after an hour.
Usually, I use a prepackaged coleslaw mix bag like Dole to make the coleslaw; this saves me time from having to chop up carrots and cabbage. Making coleslaw at home instead of going to KFC or Raising Canes saves me tons of money. Even though, my family loves KFC coleslaw they brag about how good my creamy coleslaw tastes. My mother makes a coleslaw similar to mine, but she adds buttermilk to her coleslaw recipe and calls it Southern coleslaw. There’s another coleslaw I use to eat growing up my Aunt made called Old Fashioned coleslaw. She added milk, bell peppers, and onions to her coleslaw recipe.
How to make creamy coleslaw dressing:
First, the creamy dressing is made using mayo, apple cider vinegar, a little sugar, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and seasoning. Additionally, all the ingredients for the creamy dressing get mixed in a glass bowl.
How to make homemade coleslaw?
Second, to make the homemade coleslaw you will need a large mixing bowl. Empty the coleslaw mixture into the mixing bowl. Pour the creamy dressing over the coleslaw. Lastly, mix the dressing and the (Cole Slaw) coleslaw. Cover the bowl and place the homemade creamy coleslaw in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
Doesn’t the coleslaw look delicious? You can serve the homemade coleslaw with your favorite seafood, barbeque meats, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled chicken, steak, and much more. Also, check out my Fried Soft Shell Crabs they go perfect with the coleslaw.Print
This delicious sweet and tangy homemade creamy coleslaw is the perfect side dish!
- 1– 16 oz. bag coleslaw mix
- 1 cup of Miracle Whip
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- For Dressing:
Pour miracle whip into a mixing bowl. Add apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and sugar. Stir together.
- For the Coleslaw
- Empty bag of coleslaw mixture into a large mixing bowl.
- Add salt and pepper to your liking.
- Pour creamy dressing on top of the coleslaw. Stir until well coated.
- Cover and refrigerate coleslaw for at least 1 hour before serving.
This recipe can easily be doubled. Also, you could add celery seeds.
- Category: Side Dish
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: coleslaw, side dish, homestyle
Kim Seghers is a Mom of three, creator of This Ole Mom blog, a family friendly site. Kim is passionate about sharing her love for cooking, crafting, traveling, family, and everything lifestyle.