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Coleslaw in a clear glass serving bowl on a white farmhouse table.

Southern Coleslaw

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5 from 21 reviews


This southern coleslaw has beautiful colors, flavors and textures. It features a bright, sweet/tangy dressing that’s creamy and delicious. Make this easy cold salad in 20 minutes.


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For the Salad

  • 5 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 3 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded carrots

For the Coleslaw Dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey or granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Shred the cabbage and carrots with a food processor or a knife. Mince the dill.
  2. Add the shredded produce to a salad bowl. Mix to combine.
  3. Prep the dressing: add all ingredients for the dressing to a small mixing bowl. Whisk well.
  4. Pour the salad dressing over the coleslaw. Toss well.


How long does coleslaw last in the fridge? Fully assembled and stored in an air-tight container, coleslaw will last about 3 days in the fridge. Before serving, drain off excess liquid.

  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing
  • Cuisine: American