Southern Mom Loves: Summer Cookout: Creamy, Sweet, Southern Cole Slaw {Recipe}

Summer Cookout: Creamy, Sweet, Southern Cole Slaw {Recipe}

Sunday, August 3, 2014

This recipe for a sweet and creamy Cole Slaw is about as Southern as it gets. It's excellent as a side for pork, brisket, smoked sausage-dogs, chicken, burgers, and sandwiches, or right on top of a pulled-pork BBQ sandwich, Memphis-style. It tastes very similar to the slaw of a certain three-letter chicken place, but I like my version so much better because I know exactly what's in it. ;)

It takes only about 15 minutes to prepare, but it needs to sit overnight in the fridge to marinate.

Creamy, Sweet, Southern Cole Slaw

Source: Holly S., Southern Mom Loves

Servings: 8

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes


For Slaw:
  • 1/2 head of large cabbage, thinly shredded, then chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 16oz. bag of prepped cole slaw cabbage mix

For Sauce:
  • 3 Tbsp. red onion, minced finely (onion-chopping hack)
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

  1. If using a cabbage head, shred thinly on a mandolin slicer, then chop the shredded cabbage roughly with a large knife. If using bagged, shredded cabbage and carrots, chop the mix roughly until all large pieces are no larger than the size of a quarter. This makes the finished product much easier to eat as well as helps the sauce soak in.

  2. Whisk together all remaining ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.

  3. Add in cabbage and carrots and stir to coat.

  4. Cover in plastic wrap and put in refrigerator overnight.
  5. Stir well and enjoy!

That's it! It's so easy and delicious! It's the perfect side to prepare for your cookout, or if you need to bring a dish to someone else's. It's easily doubled by finishing the cabbage head, adding a carrot, and doubling the sauce ingredients. I hope you enjoy it!

What's your favorite summer cookout dish? Let me know in the comments!

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