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Basil Dill Coleslaw Recipe

Basil Dill Coleslaw Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 138 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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Debrakennedy User ID: 8535807 253369
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2016

"This coleslaw is absolutely delicious. I loved the flavor of the dill"

ipperwash67 User ID: 3730031 228770
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2015

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

dzz1qy User ID: 6636475 132362
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

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

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 34784
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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