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Basil Dill Coleslaw Recipe
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Basil Dill Coleslaw Recipe

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I was introduced to basil when I married into an Italian family. I loved the aromatic fragrance and flavor of the herb. I think it adds a unique flavor to this tasty slaw that’s a cool side to grilled meats. —June Cappetto, Seattle, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 cups shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh dill or 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 138 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 87 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable


  1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, basil and dill. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients until blended. Drizzle over cabbage mixture; toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Basil Dill Coleslaw in Reminisce May/June 2002, p48

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Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

"Just made this tonight.Great!!!!!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"Good and will make again. I did add red peppers and onion."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"I was excited to see this recipe in a recent S&D magazine because I always get this wonderful coleslaw from my favorite Italian market that has fresh basil and parmesan in it, and I adore it! I left out the dill and added some chopped green onion, red bell pepper and shredded parmesan. It was sooo good! May leave out the sugar next time and see how that turns out. I usually love sweet coleslaw, but I think I may like this one better without the sweetness."

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