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Sidekick Coleslaw


Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 8 people


  • 2/3 cup salad dressing/mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons stone-ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon course-ground black pepper
  • 1 bag Coleslaw Mix 14-16 ounces


  • Combine all ingredients except coleslaw mix in a small bowl.
    Sidekick Coleslaw Dressing
  • Stir dressing ingredients together until sugar dissolves.
    Sidekick Coleslaw Dressing
    Sidekick Coleslaw Dressing
  • Add a little more of any ingredient to get the balance you like.
  • Pour coleslaw mix into a large bowl and pour half of the dressing over it. Gently fold it into coleslaw mix until evenly distributed.
    Sidekick Coleslaw
  • Keep adding a tablespoon or two of dressing, folding between each addition just until the cabbage is lightly coated (see notes below).
    Sidekick Coleslaw
  • Allow coleslaw to rest at least 30 minutes before serving.
    Sidekick Coleslaw


Do not overdress. Why? Because as the coleslaw sits, the salt will break down the cabbage, which will create extra liquid. If you overdress it from the start it will be soupy and lose it’s crunch. You can always add more dressing when you are ready to eat.
Do not throw away leftover dressing. Why? Because it is an awesome spread for ham, turkey, or pulled pork sandwiches and wraps!
Of course you can use fresh cabbage and carrots. One bag of coleslaw mix is about 6-8 cups of fresh shredded cabbage and carrots. Use a mixture of shredded cabbages, raddichio, kohlrabi, radish, kale … the mustard/vinegar combination of this dressing works well with all of those. You can add fruit (mandarin oranges, apples and grapes all work well). Look on the back of the coleslaw mix bags or  Dole’s website for more salad recipes and inspiration.