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Glass bowl of homemade coleslaw.
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5 from 4 votes

Best Homemade Coleslaw

This recipe for homemade coleslaw blows the store-bought kind out of the water! It's crunchy and refreshing with a light, tangy dressing. This coleslaw is a must-have with fried chicken, BBQ sandwiches, and so much more!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Coleslaw
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 1 head green cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 head red cabbage shredded
  • 2 cups carrots shredded
  • 1/4 cup red onion shredded


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Using a sharp knife, shred the cabbage, carrots, and onions, and combine all shredded vegetables in a large serving bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw vegetables just before serving and toss gently to combine.
  • This coleslaw is best eaten day-of, but it will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator.



Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3030IU | Vitamin C: 38.4mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.7mg