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Classic Creamy Cole Slaw

Prep Time30 mins
Resting time1 hr
Servings: 8 servings


  • 6 cups shredded green cabbage (or 1.5 lbs bagged shredded cabbage)
  • 1 1/2-2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1-2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Creamy Cole Slaw Dressing

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar or other light vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 Tablespoon grainy mustard


  • In a large bowl, place the shredded cabbage, carrots, onion and parsley. Toss together with your hands.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together all the slaw dressing ingredients.  Let sit a few minutes to allow the sugar and salt to dissolve. Taste for balance and adjust to your liking.
  • Smear approximately 2/3 of the dressing over the top of the mixed cabbage.  Fold to mix well.  Add as much remaining dressing as you desire.
  • Allow the dressed slaw to sit for at least an hour before serving. 


  • This Cole Slaw keeps for several days.  If using red cabbage, be aware that the red color might bleed into the dressing overnight, so it's best mixed the day it's served.
  • You can prep the vegetables and dressing ahead separately, just mix a few hours before you want to serve it.