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4.92 from 12 votes

Perfect Creamy Coleslaw

This creamy coleslaw recipe provides the perfect balance of flavors and is just what you need for your barbecue, picnic or potluck!
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 319kcal
Author: Kimberly Killebrew


  • 16 ounces shredded cabbage/carrot blend (classic is green cabbage but you can add some red cabbage for color)
  • For the Coleslaw Dressing:
  • 1 cup quality mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Place the shredded cabbage and carrots in a large bowl and sprinkle a teaspoon of salt over them.  Toss to combine.  Let this sit for at least an hour to draw out excess water.  Rinse and drain.
  • Combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.  Pour it over the cabbage mixture and stir until combined.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 564mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 27.6mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.6mg