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Homemade Creamy Coleslaw Dressing with Slaw

Easy Creamy Coleslaw Dressing Paired with a Special Slaw - A Perfectly Balanced Dressing Blend

Creamy Coleslaw Dressing

Homemade coleslaw is so much better than the bottled version. This recipe is very creamy and fresh tasting with a touch of sweetness from the honey and hint of tang from the vinegar - a perfect complement to crunchy slaw. This dressing also goes well with broccoli salad. You can make it up to a few days ahead of when you intend to serve it. You can even turn it into a slightly different dressing by replacing the celery seed with poppyseeds which makes the dressing amenable to a fruit salad as well. I think you’ll find that this recipe has a nice balance of flavors. If you have leftover slaw/dressing that has already been mixed together, it will last a few days longer in the refrigerator.

Serves: 6

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: None

Suggested Tools:

· Small bowl or lidded jar

· Medium serving bowl

· Sharp knife

· Measuring cup

· Measuring spoons

· Whisk

· Stir spoon

Dressing Ingredients:

· 1 cup mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt for a healthier option

· 2 tablespoons honey

· 1 ½ tablespoon champaign vinegar (it doesn't have to be citrus champagne vinegar)

[An alternative to champagne vinegar could be apple cider vinegar]

. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

· ½ teaspoon celery salt or celery seed (I used celery salt)

· ¼ teaspoon salt

· 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Slaw Ingredients:

· 1 – 14-ounce bag coleslaw (green cabbage, red cabbage and carrots)

· 1/3 cup dried cranberries


1. For the dressing, in a small bowl or jar (with a lid), add all of the dressing ingredients and whisk together (or shake if using a jar) to combine well and allow to get cool in the refrigerator until you are ready to prepare the slaw for serving.

2. For the slaw, pour the entire slaw contents into a medium bowl. Add the dried cranberries and toss to distribute.

3. Just before serving time, add the dressing a little at a time to the slaw and mix in between additions. Add enough dressing and mix until you have your desired amount of dressing to slaw ratio combination.

I recommend serving this coleslaw with fried chicken or other barbecue meat. For an easy dinner night, I just purchase pre-made fried chicken and bake some packaged cornbread to accompany this recipe.

The Crooked Ladle

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1 Comment

Aug 31, 2022

Yummy! I love coleslaw!!

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