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This creamy coleslaw recipe is a classic style recipe that goes with anything and everything. From hot dogs to steak … you can serve this coleslaw, and everyone will be satisfied and wanting more.
No weird ingredients or added sweeteners (I really dislike sweet coleslaw, although I’m from the South), although you could add some sugar or honey if you’d like. Personally, I don’t think sugar enhances the flavor, but your mileage may vary 😉
I love to add slaw to my hot dogs or brats at a cookout. But I know a lot of people like to add slaw to barbecue or burgers as well (as do I – the messier the better, right?)
This creamy coleslaw is the recipe for you when you need a good basic slaw recipe to go with other things. It’s not the standout food at your gathering, but it certainly adds lots of flavor to everything you pair it with.
Green and purple cabbage plus shredded carrots, mayonnaise, onion powder, paprika, dry mustard, salt and black pepper – easy ingredients for the perfect classic southern coleslaw recipe.
I like to use both green and purple cabbage for the wonderful color combination. The carrots also add color as well as flavor to the mixture.
I love how the purple cabbage and carrots add color to the slaw as it settles and mixes before time to serve. And the paprika is a fabulous flavor and color enhancer as well.
Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
- 2 cups green cabbage, finely chopped
- 1-1/2 cups purple cabbage, finely chopped
- 1 medium carrot, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 Tbsp prepared mustard
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- salt to taste
- Add all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until incorporated. Taste and add salt as needed. Serve right away or refrigerate up to 3 days.