Coleslaw Dressing – Tangy & Creamy!

This coleslaw dressing is creamy, tangy and a little bit sweet. It’s easy to make with ingredients you likely already have on hand.

A typical coleslaw recipe is one of those side dishes that go with anything, from burgers and hot dogs to chicken, ribs, chops, and steaks.

Coleslaw Dressing in a clear jar

What’s in Coleslaw Dressing?

The best coleslaw dressing is creamy and tangy and a touch sweet, more so than a regular salad dressings.

These flavors make it especially good to serve with heavily seasoned foods and anything made with ketchup, barbecue sauce, or mustard.

  • VINEGAR – I love a combination of white vinegar and apple cider vinegar but truly any light colored vinegar will do.
  • MAYO – This is the base and makes it creamy. Some of the mayo can be replaced with sour cream or plain yogurt to lighten it up.
  • CABBAGE –  Green or purple cabbage are traditional but serve this over any kind of shredded veggie for a great side.

ingredients to make Coleslaw Dressing

Celery Seed is a spice you may not have on hand but it truly adds great flavor and shouldn’t be skipped in this recipe. If you just need a little bit check the bulk aisle of your grocery store.

Storage

Coleslaw dressing will keep in a mason jar in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks so feel free to double (or triple) the recipe. Before using it again, give it a shake or stir.

More Favorite Coleslaws

While a classic coleslaw is a favorite, here are a few of our favorite variations!

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Coleslaw Dressing in a clear jar with a spoon

Coleslaw Dressing

This dressing is rich and creamy, It's perfect on a salad for those backyard BBQs!
Course Dip, Dressing, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 200
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise or dressing
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk.
  • Let sit 30 minutes before serving.
  • Toss with 5 cups shredded cabbage or vegetables.

Notes

Coleslaw dressing will keep in a mason jar in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks so feel free to double (or triple) the recipe. Before using it again, give it a shake or stir.

Nutrition

Calories: 200 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 178mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
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Coleslaw Dressing in a jar with a spoon and text
Coleslaw Dressing in a jar with a spoon and a title
Coleslaw Dressing in a clear jar with coleslaw in the background and a title
Coleslaw dressing in a clear jar with a bowl of coleslaw behind and writing

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