coleslaw with dressing recipe

Easy Coleslaw Dressing

5/5 (1)
5 mins
Vadim Rachok
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Looking for an easy and delicious dish to bring to your next summer potluck? Look no further than this top-rated coleslaw dressing! With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep work, you can create a refreshing and creamy side dish that is sure to impress. What’s more, over 1,500 reviewers have given this dressing a five-star rating, so you can be confident that it’s a crowd-pleaser. Whether you choose to shred your own cabbage and carrots or use a store-bought coleslaw mix, this dressing is the perfect addition to any summer meal. So why not give it a try and see what all the fuss is about?

Embark on a culinary journey with this sensational Coleslaw Dressing, a summer potluck champion that has garnered rave reviews from over 1,500 satisfied palates! This delightful concoction of mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper strikes a perfect harmony between sweet, tangy, creamy, and peppery notes. Whether paired with your freshly shredded cabbage and carrots or a convenient store-bought mix, this dressing promises to elevate your summer meals to new heights. Join the legion of happy reviewers and make your gatherings truly memorable with this easy-to-master recipe!

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What Is Coleslaw Dressing Made Of?

This dressing is made with ingredients commonly found in your kitchen: mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. It’s a perfect blend of sweet, tangy, creamy, and peppery flavors!

  • Mayonnaise: For a creamy coleslaw, mayonnaise is essential, whether you use your favorite store brand or make your own.
  • Sugar: A sweetener is needed to balance the tang of vinegar and the acidity of lemon. This recipe recommends white sugar, but honey or maple syrup can be used.
  • Lemon juice: Not all coleslaw dressing requires lemon juice, but it can enhance the flavor and add brightness.
  • Vinegar: Vinegar, either apple cider or white, is the primary source of coleslaw’s tang.
  • Salt and pepper: Make this recipe simple with salt and pepper; there’s no need for fancy seasonings.

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How to Use Homemade Coleslaw Dressing

This recipe yields adequate dressing for a 14-ounce bag of coleslaw mix or roughly 8 cups of shredded cabbage and carrots. You can prepare the dressing up to a week before and refrigerate it until you are ready to use it. When it’s time to serve, just mix the coleslaw in the dressing.

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How to Store Coleslaw Dressing

You can prepare coleslaw dressing ahead of time and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. For optimal freshness, use it within one week.


In this recipe, the healthiness greatly depends on the composition of the mayonnaise you use for preparation. Ideally, of course, making mayonnaise at home is preferable. But if you opt for store-bought mayonnaise, pay attention to the text on the back of the packaging (choose mayonnaise with the fewest ingredients and the lowest fat content). I must warn you that even with good mayonnaise, the recipe for this sauce is ambiguous, as it contains a considerable amount of saturated fats, compounded with sugar, making it potentially risky for people prone to high cholesterol. Furthermore, the sauce itself is not as dangerous as the possibility of combining it with inappropriate dishes. It's optimal to use this sauce for dressing salads or for lean fish, as well as for seafood. However, if you combine it with pasta or meat, it will not benefit the body but will only add heaviness and potential health risks, as well as affect your figure.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Easy Coleslaw Dressing
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Salads, Sauces
A creamy coleslaw dressing made with ingredients already on hand. Pour immediately over 14-ounce coleslaw mix or refrigerate until needed.
coleslaw with dressing recipe
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
6 servings
Ingredients you will need
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon vinegar
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
Let’s start !

1 Gather all ingredients.


2 Combine mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, pepper, and salt in a bowl, whisking until smooth and creamy.


3 Make sure to store the item in a container that is airtight.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 94
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat7g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 236mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 9g3%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Total Sugars 6g 
Protein 0g 
Vitamin C 2mg9%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0mg1%
Potassium 9mg0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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For a zesty twist, consider experimenting with different types of vinegar. While apple cider vinegar brings a fruity dimension, white vinegar adds a sharper tang. Blend the two for a nuanced flavor profile. To achieve an even more tantalizing coleslaw, let the dressing chill in the refrigerator for an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to meld and intensify, ensuring each bite is a burst of culinary delight. Remember, coleslaw dressing is versatile; feel free to tweak ingredient quantities to match your taste preferences. Embrace creativity and savor the compliments!

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