The easiest recipe for Homemade Coleslaw! The salad is so refreshing with crispy shredded cabbage and carrots in a creamy coleslaw dressing that uses staple kitchen ingredients!

This coleslaw is the key ingredient in making the most delicious barbecue sandwiches. Whether you enjoy yours with barbecue pulled pork or shredded barbecue chicken, this coleslaw is a hit!

Coleslaw in a black bowl topped with fresh chopped greens with a metal spoon.

How to make Coleslaw recipe?

This is the easiest recipe for salad! It uses ingredients you already have on hand and can be made from start to finish in under 15 minutes!

  • Prepare the homemade coleslaw dressing.
  • Shred cabbage and grate the carrot.
  • In a bowl combine all of the ingredients, add the dressing and mix to combine.
A glass bowl filled with shredded cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots.

What is the best cabbage to use? 

We used a combination of green and red cabbage for the coleslaw. You can definitely use just green cabbage if that is all you have on hand.

You’ll want to shred the cabbage with a mandolin slicer for even and thin slices (and a julienne slicer for the carrots)!

A bowl loaded with creamy coleslaw topped with fresh chopped greens and a metal spoon.


You can make this coleslaw recipe in advance, especially if you’ll be hosting a party! 

  1. Make the salad dressing and keep in a mason jar. Prep the salad and keep unmixed in the refrigerator.
  2. Before serving, combine the salad with the dressing and serve!

How long will coleslaw keep?

Once mixed, the coleslaw may be covered and refrigerated for up to 3 days. The dressing may sink to the bottom of the salad, just mix the salad before serving.

Can you freeze coleslaw?

Because cabbage tends to lose its crispiness if frozen, we don’t recommend freezing this coleslaw recipe!

I love a good salad that worlds for a lazy dinner or a big party or barbecue gathering. This coleslaw recipe is just that and it’s always a hit!

A black bowl loaded with coleslaw and topped with fresh chopped greens and a metal spoon.

This cabbage slaw is the perfect salad to bring to potlucks and parties and always a hit!

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Homemade Coleslaw Recipe (with Coleslaw Dressing)

Author: Valentina
5 from 7 votes
A delicious and simple homemade coleslaw recipe! Crunchy and crispy shredded cabbage and carrots tossed in a creamy dressing.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings



  • 3 cups green cabbage shredded
  • 2 cups red cabbage shredded
  • 1 large carrot grated or julienned
  • 1 green onion finely chopped



  • Finely shred white and red cabbage. Grate the carrot and finely chop the green onion.
  • Combine the ingredients for the coleslaw dressing.
  • In a bowl, toss the salad then add dressing and toss until well combined.


314kcal Calories15g Carbs2g Protein28g Fat4g Saturated Fat16mg Cholesterol415mg Sodium246mg Potassium3g Fiber11g Sugar3150IU Vitamin A49mg Vitamin C49mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Coleslaw Recipe (with Coleslaw Dressing)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 415mg18%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 3150IU63%
Vitamin C 49mg59%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

NOTE:  This recipe was developed by Valentina’s Corner and first published on Natasha’s Kitchen.