Coleslaw Recipes

Great-tasting coleslaw from scratch, plus new twists on bagged slaw, and slaw from apples, carrots, even beets.

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Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Rating: 5 stars 3261
This tastes just like the cole slaw served at popular fried chicken or fish restaurants. It's excellent with burgers or on top of BBQ'd pork sandwiches, too!!!

Lemony Cabbage-Avocado Slaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Creamy avocado and bright lemon make great partners in this colorful salad.

Szybka Surowka z Czerwonej Kapusty (Polish Red Cabbage Slaw)

Polish people love their cabbage in every form and every color! This fresh red cabbage slaw is often made during the autumn months, when bright colors are much appreciated.

Donna Leigh's Creamy Broccoli Slaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 24
This is addictive. It's a combination of several recipes I've tried with my own tweaks. I've used different ramen noodle flavors. Feel free to experiment based on your tastes.

Easy Asian Cole Slaw

Rating: 4 stars 17
This Asian-inspired recipe is made with easy-to-find ingredients for a delicious side dish.

Sweet, Hot Mustard Slaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
I enjoy a wide variety of coleslaws, but this mustard slaw may be my fave. The combo of hot and sweet has a proven track record for pleasing palates. Salting and massaging your cabbage first (aka 'cassage') will help draw out water, which sweetens up the flavor, as well as produce a flexible, yet still crunchy texture, which I think is lacking in many other 'chop and mix' recipes. Garnished here with chives and chive blossoms.

Mango Cilantro Slaw

Rating: 5 stars 34
This is different twist on cabbage slaw. It's very easy and the mango and honey make it sweet; no sugar in this recipe! Great by itself or wrap a corn tortilla around grilled tilapia and top with this cilantro slaw for a great-tasting fish taco! For a bit thicker dressing you can add additional mayonnaise.

Grilled Corn and Red Cabbage Slaw

Rating: 5 stars 9
This fresh, light slaw is great with fish tacos.

Mikes' Coleslaw

Rating: 5 stars 46
Very good and very colorful coleslaw. Have received numerous compliments on this recipe. It is also easy and quick to make.

Thornehedge Peach Slaw

Rating: 4 stars 15
A refreshing summer slaw that blends the flavor of peaches, savoy cabbage, red bell peppers, and pecans. I first enjoyed this slaw at a garden party in Charleston several years ago and have served it each summer since to the delight of family and friends.
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Red Cabbage Slaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 80
A nice, light, creamy side dish to bring on a picnic or to go with a nice comforting fall dish like chili or pulled pork sandwiches. Adds beautiful color to your plate.

Hawaiian Cole Slaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 111
This is excellent served with pulled pork. Its a nice mix of sweet, tangy, and crunchy.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Tips for Making the Best Coleslaw Ever
Crunchy, creamy, sweet or tangy: make a coleslaw that will wow everyone every time you serve it.
Napa Cabbage Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 403

This is a yummy, crunchy cabbage salad with toasted ramen noodles and almond slivers. The bowl is always licked clean at potlucks!