This is THE best classic, Coleslaw recipe. It’s perfectly flavorful and tangy, with lots of crunch, and easy to throw together thanks to a combination of bagged coleslaw plus some extra fresh ingredients. It’s the perfect side dish for any BBQ as it goes perfectly with smoked and grilled meats, and stuffed onto sandwiches like BBQ Pork or Corned Beef.
1. Start with a bagged coleslaw mix.
This is NOT a mix with a pre-made dressing pack inside. Just the bag of shredded cabbage with carrots. Make sure to not get the extra thin shreds, as those will get soggy in the dressing.
2. Add some freshly chopped green bell pepper and shredded carrots.
Just a little bit of fresh veggies added to the bagged mix elevates everything and adds a lot of extra crunch.
3. Whisk together dressing ingredients
Super simple. Mayo, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, grated onion, coarse grain mustard, and celery seed.
4. Toss Coleslaw together
That’s it! Just toss it all together and for best results, let it chill in the fridge for a bit to let all those flavors sink in before serving.
This classic coleslaw is the perfect side dish for a barbecue, alongside fried chicken, or on top of a classic pulled pork sandwich.
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon or whole-grain mustard
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 heaping tsp. Kosher salt (or an even 1/2 tsp. of table salt)
1 tablespoons grated onion
2–2 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
1 16-ounce bag shredded cabbage with carrots
1/2 minced green bell pepper
1 carrot, peeled and grated
In a small mixing bowl combine mayo, mustard, vinegar, sugar, salt, onion, and celery seed.
In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded cabbage, carrots, and green pepper. Toss with dressing and for best results refrigerate for 2-3 hours before using.
Keywords: BBQ, Coleslaw, cabbage salad