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Cabbage Slaw

This recipe proves that homemade coleslaw doesn't have to mean a lot of fuss. You can make it in a moment's notice and serve it with a variety of foods.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 medium head cabbage (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon celery seed


  • In a food processor or by hand, coarsely chop the cabbage and carrot. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, milk, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and celery seed. Stir into the cabbage mixture. Chill until serving.

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  • gunslinger
    Sep 7, 2019

    Very tasty classic coleslaw recipe. The celery seed really adds alot to the flavor.

  • TNbluffbaker
    Sep 22, 2016

    This tastes just like the slaw served at our favorite barbecue restaurant! The celery seed is a nice addition. Will definitely make this again.

  • Debglass11
    Mar 7, 2016

    This was delicious! Perfect side with Taste of Home's Best Barbecue Beef Sandwiches. Would be great for any warm weather cookout! I added some extra carrot for sweetness. Will definitely make again!

  • BestMomInAllTheLand
    Apr 2, 2013

    I skinnied it down with skim milk, light mayo, and sugar/stevia blend. It was a hit! Served with slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken.

  • gern_31
    Aug 3, 2012

    this is the "old time" receipe for cole slaw. It is very delicious. I will use the receipe again. Thanks!!!

  • nannykeel
    Nov 24, 2011

    I just made this for a pot luck and it was so easy and taste so good I know I will use this recipe again.

  • JessT2003
    May 27, 2011

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  • pchenow2
    Mar 2, 2011

    This is a great basic recipe for creamy coleslaw! It is best to make at least 15 minutes before serving so the flavors can all mingle. I used cider vinegar, real mayo, and celery salt (didn't have celery seed in the cabinet). Served it on the Shredded Venison sandwiches that are also from Taste of Home. You should all try them too, it's a delicious BBQ recipe that would work with pretty much any protein (not just venison)!

  • ejshellabarger
    Nov 27, 2010

    I used a pre-shredded cole slaw bag mix for a time-saver. Thought the taste improved with sitting overnight in the frig. Great recipe!

  • johnjessica
    Sep 4, 2010

    I used Miracle Whip instead of Mayonnaise - it tastes great! Will definitely make again.