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The perfect coleslaw in a bowl

Memphis-Style Coleslaw

  • Author: Our Best Bites
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Chill Time: 2-3 hours
  • Total Time: 2-3 hours
  • Yield: serves 6
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: BBQ


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
22 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