This coleslaw dressing is creamy, tangy and a little bit sweet. It’s easy to make with ingredients you likely already have on hand.
A typical coleslaw recipe is one of those side dishes that go with anything, from burgers and hot dogs to chicken, ribs, chops, and steaks.
What’s in Coleslaw Dressing?
The best coleslaw dressing is creamy and tangy and a touch sweet, more so than a regular salad dressings.
These flavors make it especially good to serve with heavily seasoned foods and anything made with ketchup, barbecue sauce, or mustard.
- VINEGAR – I love a combination of white vinegar and apple cider vinegar but truly any light colored vinegar will do.
- MAYO – This is the base and makes it creamy. Some of the mayo can be replaced with sour cream or plain yogurt to lighten it up.
- CABBAGE – Green or purple cabbage are traditional but serve this over any kind of shredded veggie for a great side.
Celery Seed is a spice you may not have on hand but it truly adds great flavor and shouldn’t be skipped in this recipe. If you just need a little bit check the bulk aisle of your grocery store.
Coleslaw dressing will keep in a mason jar in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks so feel free to double (or triple) the recipe. Before using it again, give it a shake or stir.
More Favorite Coleslaws
While a classic coleslaw is a favorite, here are a few of our favorite variations!
- Cilantro Lime Coleslaw
- Creamy Apple Slaw Recipe
- Dill Pickle Coleslaw
- Creamy Broccoli Slaw
- Easy Asian Slaw
- Cilantro Jicama Slaw
- Red Cabbage Slaw
Did you love this Coleslaw Dressing? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below!
Easy Coleslaw Dressing
- ½ cup mayonnaise or dressing
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- ½ tablespoon cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- ½ teaspoon celery seeds
- salt & pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk.
- Let sit 30 minutes before serving.
- Toss with 5 cups shredded cabbage or vegetables.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Reminds me of my Mom’s coleslaw. Yum! In fact my Son recently asked for the recipe. It’s now my favorite dressing and my Son’s.
The 2 vinegars, milder mustard and celery seeds make all the difference! This recipe has become my ‘go-to’ coleslaw dressing!
I’m so glad you are loving this recipe Karen!
This is my go to recipe that I use all the time.
I am so happy to hear you love this recipe Linda!
Pretty tasty, will make again. Probably tonight.
So happy you enjoyed it, John!
This recipe has become a go-to recipe for weeknight dinners and quick lunches. It comes together fast, which is great. The coleslaw is tasty on top of barbecued chicken and pork sandwiches, and it’s delicious on its own.
So glad you’ve enjoyed it, we love the combination of pulled pork slaw too!
Just like my grandma and mother in law use to make. Very good and yummy. Thanks
You’re welcome Linda!
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Best I have ever made. Celery seed is key,