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Creamy southern coleslaw in a blue bowl with an orange linen underneath.

Classic Creamy Southern Coleslaw

This creamy coleslaw is a classic southern recipe made with shredded cabbage, carrots, and a sweet creamy dressing. Serve this coleslaw up with some delicious barbecue or fried fish for an authentic southern meal!
4.63 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 117 kcal


  • 1, 10- ounce bag of shredded cabbage such as Dole Angel Hair Coleslaw
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Cracked black pepper to taste


  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, apple cider vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until everything is combined.
  • Add the shredded cabbage and carrots to a large mixing bowl and pour the dressing over the cabbage. Toss everything together with a wooden spoon or silicone-tipped tongs so that all of the cabbage is coated with the dressing. Serve coleslaw immediately.


Leftover coleslaw can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 0.5gFat: 6.6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 352mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 10.6gCalcium: 13mg
Keyword coleslaw, slaw, southern coleslaw, southern recipes, southern side dishes
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