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coleslaw in a white floral dish with spoon

Creamy Southern Coleslaw

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Creamy Southern Coleslaw is more than just a salad in the south. It's also served as a beloved side and condiment for everything from hotdogs to barbecue!


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 (14 oz) package of coleslaw mix (or shredded cabbage)


  1. Whisk the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl until smooth.
  2. Add coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage toss until fully coated.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and stir well before serving.


If you don't have pre-packaged slaw mix, simply shred a head of cabbage and add one shredded carrot to create your own. 

Store leftovers in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Mix by Hand
  • Cuisine: Southern

Keywords: creamy coleslaw, coleslaw, southern sides