This Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe is a vintage dish that is perfect to serve up at any occasion. It is made with 10 simple ingredients including: cabbage, carrots, mayonnaise, sour cream, sugar, salt, black pepper, dry mustard, lemon juice and coriander seeds. The coleslaw recipe makes a delicious side dish or perfect accompaniment with a barbecue dinner.
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The weather is warming up here in Maine and Summer is just around the corner. I am looking forward to cooking on the grill and making some of my favorite Summer recipes. I make this Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe year round, but during the warmer months, it is on repeat!
The Creamy Coleslaw reminds me of family cookouts by the pool as a kid. It is a classic dish that is similar to the one my Grandmother would make. With just 10 ingredients, it comes together quickly too, which is another thing I love about it!
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What ingredients are needed to make the Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe?
There are just 10 ingredients needed to make this vintage dish. Here is what you will need:
- Sour Cream
- Lemon Juice
- Black Pepper
- Dry Mustard
- Coriander Seed
PRO TIP: To save time, buy bagged shredded cabbage and matchstick carrots for the recipe.
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How do I make the Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe?
There are just 3 steps to making this family favorite recipe!
Step 1: Prepare the Vegetables
As I mentioned in my Pro Tip, I make life easy (most of the time) and use bagged shredded cabbage and matchstick carrots. However, if I grate the carrots at home, it is important drain out as much liquid from the as possible by placing them on layers of paper towels. This will keep the veggies crisp in the coleslaw.
Place the cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. Toss the veggies well.
Step 2: Prepare the Dressing
In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper, dry mustard and coriander seeds. Add the dressing to the cabbage and carrot mixture. Toss well to coat all of the veggies with the dressing.
Step 3: Refrigerate & Serve
For the best flavor, the coleslaw should be covered and refrigerated for at least one hour before serving. This will allow the flavorful dressing to soak in to the carrots and cabbage. Serve it up chilled with your favorite meal!
How do I store the Classic Creamy Coleslaw?
It can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days after being prepared.
What do I serve the Coleslaw with?
Coleslaw is a versatile side dish that is perfect along traditional barbecue foods. It is also delicious on top of pulled pork sandwiches.
Can I add anything else to the Coleslaw Recipe?
Absolutely, this is a very simple version. Sometimes I add 1/2 regular cabbage and 1/2 purple cabbage to give it extra color. I also like to add in 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (cut in half). My kids enjoy it with the addition of 2 Tablespoons of raisins and sunflower seeds sprinkled on top once served. These are just a few ideas!
Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
- 4 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 cup grated carrots
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
- Place cabbage and carrots in a large bowl and toss well.
- In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper, mustard, and coriander seeds.
- Pour the dressing over the cabbage/carrot mixture and toss to coat.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
So Tell Me…
Do you have a favorite dish that reminds you of Summer? What meal do you like to serve coleslaw with? Have you ever made a Classic Creamy Coleslaw Recipe?
Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!