Coleslaw Recipe

Easy Coleslaw

Coleslaw is such a basic dish, but it can round out a meal nicely. Fresh and crunchy, this coleslaw is the perfect pairing for pulled pork, fried fish, and hamburgers. I’ve even been known to eat it alone with ruffly potato chips. Don’t judge. It’s a good combo.

There are about eleventy hundred different varieties of coleslaw out there. While I like them all, the one I’m sharing with you today has been my go-to cole slaw recipe for many years now. As I mentioned before is a great partner for many dishes, but we can’t serve pulled pork without it. Here in the South it may be considered a sacrilege to serve pork without a coleslaw. At least in my South.

As quick and easy as this coleslaw recipe is to put together, it’s all right with me if we serve it with most meals, pork present or not. This can be prepared in very little time. If you’re in a rush purchase the pre-shredded angel hair cabbage in the refrigerated section of the produce department. It works great for this coleslaw recipe. Otherwise, a hand shredding with a finer grate, or using a food processor with a few quick pulses will create the perfect shred.

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Try this Coleslaw Recipe as a side dish for your next cookout, picnic, or fish fry and let me know what you think.


5.0 from 1 reviews
Coleslaw Recipe
A quick and easy classic coleslaw recipe.
Serves: About 6-8
  • 6 cups of thinly shredded cabbage (about 10 oz.)
  • ¼ cup finely diced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 ounce rice vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • additional salt and pepper to taste
  1. MIx together all ingredients until combined.
  2. If desired, add a bit more mayonnaise and/or vinegar to preferred consistency.
  3. Additional salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.



  1. 1

    MontanaMom says

    I love coleslaw also, and my favorite recipe has a 1/2 t. horseradish….kind of a mystery ingredient that gives just a little zing!

  2. 4


    Girl, I have been thinking of cole slaw in my head for a couple of weeks now. As soon as we get our grill all cleaned up and running, I’m all over your easy recipe!

  3. 5

    Suzanne says

    I was just thinking of coleslaw this morning and a good recipe for one and this looks like a great one.

  4. 10

    Kimi says

    Can we use something other than rice vinegar and still have the same outcome?

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