Side Dish | July 23, 2019

Homemade Country Coleslaw Recipe

This homemade coleslaw recipe has a country touch, but is full of fresh, crisp ingredients.  A smooth, tangy, and sweet dressing is the crowning jewel.  Perfect with pulled pork or fried chicken.

Homemade coleslaw recipe in a metal cake pan, dressing to the side.

What is Coleslaw?

Coleslaw  is a salad made from finely shredded cabbage with a salad dressing made from either mayonnaise or a vinaigrette.  The word coleslaw comes from the dutch term  koolsla meaning ‘cabbage salad’, also known as cole slaw or slaw.  In America, we believe that coleslaw was invented shortly after mayonnaise was invented.  But, internationally – most coleslaws do not contain mayonnaise, and the salad was invented by the Dutch in the 18th century. Regardless – this homemade coleslaw recipe is fantastic!

Also – be sure to try our other slaw recipes, like Blue Slaw, Citrus Slaw and Peanut Slaw.

Country coleslaw being tossed.

What Do I Need To Make Homemade Coleslaw?

You’ll need:

  • 1 head of cabbage (green or red – or mix them up)
  • shredded carrots
  • green apple
  • cilantro
  • mayonaise
  • apple cider vinegar
  • sugar
  • salt
  • paprika

Homemade coleslaw recipe ingredients.

How Do You Cut Cabbage For Coleslaw?

  1. Start by removing the loose out leaves from the head of cabbage.
  2. Cut head of cabbage in half.
  3. Locate the core of the cabbage.  It will be hard and solid.
  4. Remove the core but cutting out a wedge shape from the head of cabbage.
  5. Lay flat side against your cutting board and cut straight down, in quarter inch sections.
  6. When the end of cabbage becomes too difficult to cut, rotate so that the largest flat side is against cutting board, and cut quarter inch sections the opposite way.

How to cut cabbage for coleslaw.

How Do I Make This Homemade Coleslaw Recipe?

  1. Once you have chopped all of your veggies – combine them in an extra large bowl.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine mayo, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and paprika.  Whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour dressing over chopped veggies and toss to coat.
  4. Serve chilled.

How to make homemade coleslaw.

Coleslaw Q&A

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Homemade coleslaw recipe in a metal cake pan, dressing to the side.
Homemade Country Coleslaw Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Chill Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Put this on a pulled pork sandwich for a match made in coleslaw heaven!

Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: coleslaw recipe, homemade country coleslaw, pulled pork sandwich
Servings: 10
Calories: 360 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
Salad
  • 1/2 head green Cabbage (may use green or red or combo)
  • 1/2 head red Cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded Carrots
  • 1 green apple diced
  • cilantro for ganish
Dressing
  • 2 cups mayonaise
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. In a bowl whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, paprika, and salt together.
  2. Toss cabbage, carrots, and apple in a large bowl.

  3. Pour dressing over top and toss to combine.
  4. Cover and chill for 30 minutes before serving.

  5. Garnish with cilantro.

Recipe Notes

How Do You Cut Cabbage For Coleslaw?

  1. Start by removing the loose out leaves from the head of cabbage.
  2. Cut head of cabbage in half.
  3. Locate the core of the cabbage.  It will be hard and solid.
  4. Remove the core but cutting out a wedge shape from the head of cabbage.
  5. Lay flat side against your cutting board and cut straight down, in quarter inch sections.
  6. When the end of cabbage becomes too difficult to cut, rotate so that the largest flat side is against cutting board, and cut quarter inch sections the opposite way.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Country Coleslaw Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 555mg24%
Potassium 295mg8%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4940IU99%
Vitamin C 42.9mg52%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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