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Creamy Coleslaw Recipe – Perfect for Summer Picnics, BBQs and Potlucks!

Easy and quick to make this creamy coleslaw recipe is the perfect side for bbq burgers hot off the grill or our famous Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken!

Summer is the time for picnics, lazy days on the beach and family barbecues. The last thing anyone wants to be doing is slaving in the kitchen for hours. At least I’m pretty sure it’s the last thing I want to be doing! While fresh and homemade, this creamy coleslaw recipe can be whipped up very easily with the help of a food processor.

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Of course, if you’d like to save even more time (or you don’t have a food processor) feel free to pick up a bag of store-bought ready to make coleslaw and just add the creamy homemade sauce!

Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy and quick to make this creamy coleslaw recipe is the perfect side for burgers hot off the grill.


  • 1/2 head green cabbage, or a mix of green and purple
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • black pepper, optional, to taste


  1. Peel carrots and trim off ends.
  2. Using the grater attachment, process cabbage, carrots and red onion in food processor then place into large mixing bowl.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whip mayo, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper together.
  4. Pour sauce over cabbage mixture and stir well to coat.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 254mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily via Nutrifox.

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coleslaw in a white bowl on a dark table

Seriously it’s that easy.

Coleslaw recipe - perfect for summer picnics, potlucks and bbqs!

coleslaw in a white bowl on a dark table

Pair this creamy coleslaw with burgers hot off the grill, with our 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken or our Gluten Free Honey Baked Salmon for a super simple summer dinner.

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