Simply Coleslaw: The Perfectly Easy Summer Side

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This simple coleslaw recipe is a summer classic. An easy recipe to serve all summer long. Crispy, crunchy, and perfectly flavored. Exactly what a coleslaw should be.

It’s also a perfect accompaniment for fried fish, pulled pork, ribs, fried chicken — well… actually, anything!

Originally inherited from Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam, their word, “koolsla,” quickly became an American favorite any time of the year but most especially in the summer. A perfect pairing for anything with barbecue sauce.

Keeping our coleslaw traditional, I always combine green, purple or red cabbage with carrots for a rainbow of color and hearty nutrition. It’s quick to shred together in a food processor but very often I find myself quickly shredding the cabbage thinly with a sharp knife and using a box shredder for the carrots.

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This simple coleslaw recipe is a summer classic. An easy recipe to serve all summer long. Crispy, crunchy, and perfectly flavored. Exactly what a coleslaw should be.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Toss
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Ingredients

1/2 head of cabbage (or 1/4 green and 1/4 purple) for about 6 cups, shredded
4 medium carrots, julienned or shredded
2/3 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

In a bowl toss together the cabbage and carrots. In a separate bowl combine the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, celery seed, and salt and pepper until well incorporated and creamy. Pour dressing over cabbage and carrots and toss lightly. Refrigerate until ready to serve and up to 1 day.

Notes

When my guys are making the coleslaw, I usually have on hand Marie’s Coleslaw Dressing. You can find it in the refrigerated section of the produce department at the market. You understand. Sometimes it works better when they’re making it.

Keywords: Simple Coleslaw Recipe, Coleslaw, Cabbage, Carrots

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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