Do you know how crazy easy it is to make a homemade coleslaw recipe at home? Ridiculously easy. I don’t know why I thought it would be complicated. I don’t know that I really thought much about it at all. My dad has been on a crazy KFC kick (I’ve tried talking him out of it) and buys the coleslaw almost every time as his side dish of choice. Although I must admit it’s pretty tasty, I can tell you right now I don’t want to know what’s in their coleslaw recipe. Or do I? No. I don’t. It’s just better that I make my own. In a controlled environment you can adjust the sugars and things. At a restaurant? Not so much.
Can you tell that I’m in the mood for warmer temps, eating outside, and summer foods? Between my Mom’s Best Potato Salad, Mom’s Best Macaroni Salad, and this Quick & Easy Homemade Coleslaw Recipe you are just about set. Not quite. I’ve still got lots of great recipes up my sleeve that I know you will love! Stick around, you won’t want to miss them!
Quick & Easy Homemade Coleslaw Recipe
Nothing beats a crisp, quick and easy homemade coleslaw recipe to add to your favorite summer meal. Whip this up in no time and serve along side your favorite burgers, some fresh fruit a delicious potato salad and ice cold lemonade!
- 1/3 c. mayo
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 1/3 c. buttermilk
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tbsp. vinegar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. onion salt
- Dash of pepper
- 2 16 oz. bags shredded cabbage
In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except the cabbage . Whisk until combined.
In a large bowl with an air tight lid, place cabbage. Cover cabbage with liquid. Secure bowl with lid and give it a good shake to coat evenly.
Refrigerate to set, shaking or stirring every few hours. Let sit at least 4-5 hours in the refrigerator before serving.
Adapted from Cook & Craft Me Crazy
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Thanks for the coleslaw recipient, its the first time I made it from scratch an its great with left over meatloaf on a sandwich!
Oh that sounds wonderful!
I’ll try this recipe tonight. Can it be made with red cabbage as well?
Hmm, that’s a great question – I’ve never tried! I wonder if red cabbage would be a little more bitter?
Just made this. It seems slightly bland. I will wait to see how it tastes after I refrigerate it for a few hours.
Oh no! Hopefully your flavor was enhanced after letting it sit, I know my family LOVED this recipe!
Do you not add carrots? I thought that goes in as well.
The shredded cabbage I bought had the carrots included in the mix – if yours doesn’t, you’ll want to add shredded carrots!
I tried this for the first time tonight for dinner. It turned out great, my husband and father-in-law loved it as did myself. I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends.
So happy you liked it! This recipe is a keeper for sure!
This has been my go-to recipe all Summer…its excellent and better the next day. I like to chop my cole slaw mix in the Cuisinart rather than leave it shredded. I think that makes it ‘Dixie Style’ Thanks for the recipe!
Awesome!! I’m so glad yo hear that! I love that you chop the cole slaw. What a great idea!
Coleslaw immediately makes me think of my Grandma! I love Coleslaw, but have to confess, I’ve never made it from scratch. I think it may be time to change that! ;)
I LOVE recipes that make me think of the special people in my life. Love them! You’ve got to try this from scratch. So easy. So delicious!
You’ve found the two things I refuse to eat: coleslaw and potato salad…. But again, if it’s a controlled environment and I know exactly what’s in it, maybe I wouldn’t hate it? Open your mind Kaylynn…. try it….
Really?!?! Ha! You’ve got to try mine! You just wait till we have our blogger bbq.. maybe I will make one of the two of them just for you to taste!
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
I love cole slaw as much as potato and mac salad! Basically, there isn’t a side dish I don’t love during BBQ season!
Me too!! So many great sides.. so little room in my belly!