Country Coleslaw


Country Coleslaw

Country Coleslaw
10 Min

Good old-fashioned coleslaw is great any time of the year and goes along with almost any dish. When we're craving a creamy, mayonnaise-based coleslaw we make our Country Coleslaw recipe. It's an easy coleslaw recipe that the whole gang'll love!

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage (see Note)
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped or thinly sliced green bell pepper

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, and salt. Add cabbage, carrots, and green pepper; toss to coat well.
  2. Cover and chill until ready to serve.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 8

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 132
  • Calories from Fat 89
  • Total Fat 9.9g 15 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.0g 5 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 0.9g 2 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 9.8mg 3 %
  • Sodium 516mg 21 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 10g 3 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8 %
  • Sugars 5.9g 0 %

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My grandmother used to sometimes add a small handful of raisins or craisins as a special treat. This recipe is a keeper for sure!

Made this and it was wonderful. Tasted just like my favorite coleslaw served at Frisch's Big Boy.

It has all the right ingredients except you must add 1 tsp. of ordinary Mrs. Dash and a 1/2 tsp of celery seed. The BEST!

FYI - if you want a creamier coleslaw, make sure you refrigerate this overnight. The cabbage will absorb a little and the sauce will break down into a much creamier base. Just stir well before serving :)

Exactly like my Grandmother's. Good

Made as stated and used a head of cabbage from the garden. This is also the first time I made coleslaw.... Love it

Very easy to make and not time consuming ,tasty for any time of the year

I tried this recipe. it tasted like the coleslaw at kfc. did anyone else see that

Made it for the first time for an office lunch time picnic. Used preshredded cabbage and carrots and squeezed a fresh lemon. Used Splenda for sugar. Followed recipe. Refrigerated overnight and quite a bit of juice in container-put in another container to take to work with no juice added. But by end of lunch only thing left was the juice. One woman asked who made it because it tasted like her late grandma's and went back for seconds. Asked for recipe by several at the picnic. Will make it again. May add more cabbage so that there isn't all the juice at the bottom. Have family picnic coming up and this is will be my dish to pass.

Just tried this and it was very tasty. I did add slivered almonds, cranberries and celery seed. Great side dish.

I've just made this Country Coleslaw for the 2nd time. Me and my family love it. Thank you for giving us the recipe.

Why on earth would you add a teaspoon of salt to this. The mayo already has salt in it, all veggies have salt in them, you might not taste it but it's there. Do not add salt, leave the salt ut and get a good taste of the coleslaw

Thank you for your comments. Since everyone has different preferences, you can either add the salt or leave it out. We would suggest tasting it before adding the salt and then add according to your own individual taste. Thank you again!

RCrumb I did not mean to click NO on yr comment, i meant it for big john...sorry, gonna try this slaw sounds delish and easy.

I add about 1 tsp. of celery seeds to my coleslaw, otherwise pretty much the same as I make it. Yummy !!

i make cole slaw with shredded cabbage ,carrots, onions, green and red pepper, ranch dressing and when ready to serve , crush up ranch flavored taco chips and put on top and mix in .. so good !

I am making this right now and test-tasted the dressing before adding the slaw mix. It may 'settle' once it sits in fridge for awhile, but dressing seems a little on the salty side. You might want to reduce it to 1/2 tsp

Sounds pretty good to me! But, I add thinly sliced lettuce as well.Sometimes, I use Italian dressing instead of Mayo-and No sugar. Give it a try folks!!

I think Ive fallen in love with this "ooh its so good" thank you for making my day and cooking, with love and "fun"

Bigjohn for some reason you sound really hostile. That's not what cooking is about. As others have said I have never had tomatoes in slaw either. My family is definately southern, we always put cabbage, carrots, bell peppers, mayo, sugar, little salt.

Looks pretty good to me especially since commercial stuff tends to be water-logged, compressed and way short on the carrots. Peppers? Hmm. Sorry but have never seen tomatoes in a coleslaw either but each to his or her own history and oh their mom's stuff too.....:-)

Being from the South, and country all my life...I feel this version of your slaw here is a disgrace to the more traditional Southern Slaw. I realize, even the Southern version has many different makeups/style. I was raised with momma, making slaw that was hand grated, or sliced thinly with a sharp knife (my preference). With that, she would add the Mayo, diced fresh tomato, salt & pepper to taste. Plain & simple, and MORE traditional to Southern Slaw! No need to put all that other garbage in it! JMO JOHN

bigjohn, please don't be so rude. We were all "raised by momma" and momma made the food with love even if it wasn't made the same way as someone else's mom. I have never had coleslaw with tomato in it but that doesn't mean that I would say that your mom's version was a disgrace.

My aunt, who lived in Culloden, GA taught me to make a coleslaw using tomatoes, onions, crumbled bacon and Miracle Whip, or mayonnaise, if you prefer. Try it! You'll like it! It was especially delicious served with good ole Georgia barbecue.

This is an excellent coleslaw. Much better than anything storebought. I do use the packaged shredded cabbage and carrot mix. I usually cut the recipe in half since I am rarely serving 10 people.

I adapted my mothers and grandmothers country coleslaw recipe to make what we now call "Slaw Salad" We use shredded cabbage, green onions, tomato, bell pepper and homemade ranch dressing. It is great with fish! Delicious with everything! Judgement of one's recipe makes one limited in life's journey!! I try many recipes that are different from mine just for an experiment. Some I replace with my on and others have become part of my staple recipes!


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