Southern Style Coleslaw

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To make the creamy coleslaw dressing

Mix 2 tbsp of mayonnaise, 1 1/2 tbsp of buttermilk, 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 1/2 tsp of sugar and a dash of ketchup. Add 1 1/2 tbsp of finely chopped dill and 1 tsp of grainy mustard. Add finely chopped carrot and cabbage. Season with black pepper.

Preparing the vegetables

Just grate up your cabbage and carrots. I used two large carrots and about half of a cabbage.

This recipe uses a large amount of mayo so you’ll want to mix up the dressing and put it in the fridge for at least an hour. This allows the flavors to blend and will make the dressing thicker and give it more staying power.

Southern Style Coleslaw

Have you ever found yourself on the fence about coleslaw? Is it too messy? Not for me, say some people. Is it too boring? No way. It’s like burnt cabbage! (Ever heard those people who hate coleslaw? I’ve known such people.)

Then I tried the opposite of the usual , overly creamy green slaw you get at BBQ joints, which is Southern style coleslaw. It’s a perfect side for fried chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, and all the BBQ food. (See the recipe below.)

After trying the Southern style coleslaw a few times, I came to realize it’s not about the apple vinegar or the sugar, not really, even though these are in the recipe. Southern style coleslaw is about a different way of getting the cabbage evenly coated with dressing, and the dressing itself is mild with a hint of citrus and acid, and the cabbage is medium-slaw-cut.

The trick is to first cut the cabbage and then the onion. This way, when you toss the cabbage with the dressing, the dressing coats the cabbage evenly.


  • 1 cup packaged coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 (4 ounce) can whole green olives
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

So we’re gonna give you a nice run down of how to make this.

First things first— wash those tomatoes. Cut off the green part and make sure that all those are clean.

Now, get your green olives, they’re in oil… so you’re gonna rinse them off real well. Just making sure you get all that oil off.

Once you've got everything washed, you can simply go ahead and toss on your cutting board. Now you're gonna slice your cherry tomatoes and you're gonna use that green onion. Chop it up real fine.

Now it's time for you to toss everything in a bowl.

Now you get yourself a bowl. You're gonna grab yourself some apple cider vinegar, mayonnaise, and sugar.

Now, mix all that up. You're gonna add some salt, some pepper, and have at it.


This Southern style slaw is a must have side dish for BBQ meals. Use the ingredients as suggestions rather than as exact measurements for this recipe.

Mix the shredded cabbage with the vinegar, mayonnaise and half of the amount of sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste.


{1}. The trick to a good slaw is to have a tasty dressing that coats the finely chopped cabbage. A few of our Southern cooks and slaw makers admitted they sprinkle on some of the dressing before they serve it (this is a secret that you’ll have to ask them to reveal!).
{2}. We tried it with red and green cabbage. Folks tend to like one type more than the other. Go for whichever looks freshest and best in your local market.
{3}. I prefer a store bought mayonnaise, but we’ve included an alternative recipe for the fancier, homemade version.
{4}. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, and onion.
{5}. In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise and other dressing ingredients.
{6}. Add to cabbage mixture along with celery seed and salt.
{7}. Toss until well combined.
{8}. Cover and chill a few hours and toss in a little more dressing just before serving.

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