Captain's Coleslaw


Captain's Coleslaw

Captains Coleslaw
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Sure, we can always pick up ready-made coleslaw at the market, but when it's this easy to make, why not do it ourselves? It'll be smooth sailing in the kitchen when you throw together our tasty Captain's Coleslaw.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (16-ounce) package cabbage coleslaw mix (see Options)

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients except coleslaw mix; mix until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add coleslaw mix and toss until well coated. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.


  • Wanna shred the cabbage yourself? Go ahead! Use about 10 cups of shredded cabbage and add a few shredded carrots if you'd like!

  • Love cabbage? Check out all the recipes we have in our collection of Easy Cabbage Recipes!

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 183
  • Calories from Fat 92
  • Total Fat 10g 16 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.2g 6 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 2.0g 4 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 11mg 4 %
  • Sodium 387mg 16 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 22g 7 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11 %
  • Sugars 14g 0 %

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I love cabbage and I could eat it steamed with a little salt and pepper and served with a little vinegar on the plate. However, slaw is my second favorite and I love this recipe. This one does not call for pickles and I hope I like the taste.

The hubby ususally prepares the slaw in our house. I can never get it right even with a recipe. I found a bottle mix in the grocery and he hated it so that is out. So with this recipe, I will give it another shot. He can not outdo me in the kitchen so I have to find a recipe that trumps his.

Is there any way to keep leftovers from becoming "soupy" the next day ?? Thanks!!

Hi Fred! Unfortunately, we don't know a way to keep coleslaw from becoming watery the next day. If you find out the answer, be sure to let us know! :) Happy New Year!

If you lightly salt the cabbage first, placing it in a colander, put a plate on it and weigh it down with a heavy pot, it will wilt and release extra moisture. Give it a couple of hours. I also do this when making cucumber salad!

Thank You!!! We'll try this!!

I've never had slaw become soupy the next day, and I believe it's because I've never used milk in it. I add vinegar (various types) and a bit of lemon juice, but no milk. Never soupy.

Our all time favorite at our home...we love, love, love good!

I mixed in some small bacon pieces

I just add a bit of crushed pineapple and it's perfect!

I will make this when I get home today! My first time tryign and just looking at the ingredients...I KNOW it's going to be mouthwatering so I have to give a 5 star rating for a simple yet scrumptous looking recipe!

Quick, easy, and tasty coleslaw recipe! Definitely will continue to make this! I sometimes add sunflower seeds to my coleslaw, delicious!

1/4 cup of sugar equals 4 tablespoons. That's too much! The vinegar and sugar should balance out. I use 1 Tbs. vinegar and 1 Tbs. sugar or sugar substitute. Omit milk entirely, and add 1/2 tsp. celery seed (optional). From "Better Homes and Gardens " "Good Food on a Budget".

Our recipes are similar, I use 2 T sugar, vinegar and 2 heaping T mayo,,,add a little onion and I use celery...not much. (onion about 1 tsp. and 1 tsp. chopped celery). Have had many compliments..

This is a nice inoffensive recipe bring along to a picnic. It tastes exactly like you'd expect coleslaw to taste.

One of the easiest cole slaws recipes to prepare and tastes great. I just shred half head cabbage instead of buying bagged cole slaw mix

I found this recipe to be much too sweet for my taste. I added extra vinegar, celery salt , garlic powder and dill weed. Had a much better taste.

This is a good basic coleslaw recipe that's ready to dress-up anyway you like it. The dried cranberries sound really good. Adding pineapple tidbits gives it a slightly sweet edge too :)

I like to add dried cranberries to my coleslaw, adds a great flavor !!!


To add more flavor in this coleslaw, I have found if you add celery seed to this recipe it's awsome. Mary Ellen


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