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Classic Coleslaw

This recipe for Coleslaw is super simple and super easy to put together. It is a classic coleslaw with a fabulous creamy and mellow dressing to die for. Shredded sweet white cabbage and grated carrots come together into one of my favourite sides ever.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword coleslaw
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 165 kcal


  • ½ medium white cabbage
  • 2 large carrots
  • 8 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp apple sauce
  • 2 tsp french mustard


  1. Remove the outer leaves and then the nubbly core of your ½ cabbage. Using a box grater grate ½ of the cabbage and then shred the remaining ½ carefully with a sharp knife as thinly as possible. Put in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Peel and top and tail the carrots. Grate them into the same large mixing bowl.

  3. Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and then add to the grated veg.

  4. Turn the veg in the dressing until all is coated.

  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

  6. Apply To Fusty Face.

Recipe Notes


  • Use a box grater to grate your carrots and ½ your cabbage
  • Finely shred your ½ your cabbage by hand to keep the crunch.
  • Store covered in the fridge until you need it if you want to make it before and get ahead.
  • Mix through again before you are about to serve if it has been standing in the fridge awhile.
  • It will keep for about a week covered in the fridge.
  • Add more or less mayonnaise or mustard to suit your taste.
  • Add different flavoured mayonnaise/vegetables to change the flavour style of your coleslaw.

Nutritional guide is only approximate.

Nutrition Facts
Classic Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 165 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 169mg7%
Potassium 205mg6%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4120IU82%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.