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Captain's 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!

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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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