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Coleslaw Salad Recipe

Ideal for any summer potluck or picnic, this coleslaw salad is made with crisp cabbage, carrots, and red onion, and tossed in a creamy dressing flavored with lemon juice and celery seed. Be sure to give the salad plenty of time to chill before serving for the best flavor.
Prep Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 116 kcal


  • 1 Food Processor


  • 1 head cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 celery seed
  • 1/2 kosher salt
  • 1/4 black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, celery seed, salt, and pepper.
  • Add the shredded cabbage, carrots, and red onion and toss to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  • Taste and adjust the seasonings as necessary before serving. Serve chilled.


  • If you don't have time to make your mayonnaise, you can use store-bought, but it won't be quite as flavorful.


Serving Suggestions

This salad is perfect for summer potlucks and picnics, or simply as a side dish to your favorite grilled meats.
  • For a bit of extra flavor, try adding in some chopped fresh herbs, like dill or parsley.
  • If you want a little bit of sweetness, you can add in a tablespoon or two of honey.
  • For a bit of extra crunch, try adding in some chopped nuts or seeds, like sunflower kernels or chopped almonds.

Storing Suggestions

This salad will keep in the fridge for several days. However, the cabbage may start to wilt after a day or two. If this happens, simply give the salad a good stir and it will be good as new.


Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 97mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1328IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Coleslaw Salad
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