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Basic Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

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Coleslaw is one of my 2 year-old daughter’s favorite foods… along with fried okra and hushpuppies. Can you tell she’s growing up in the South? 😉 

I used to really dislike coleslaw, though I have come around and find that I really do enjoy it, provided that it is NOT too creamy or too sweet.

dressing in a container

When I make coleslaw dressing at home, I usually just eyeball the amounts and shake it up in a mason jar.

But I figured it would be helpful (to me and hopefully others) to actually measure and write down my recipe for a coleslaw dressing that is just right – if you like your slaw like me, that is – not too creamy or sweet. 

Don’t buy dressing when it is so easy and cheap to make! Just add everything to a Mason jar and shake. 

Basic Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

Basic Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

Enough for roughly 1 pound of coleslaw

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Put all ingredients into a jar with a lid. Shake well.
  2. Add dressing to coleslaw. Allow to sit for at least 1 hour.

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