Extra creamy, homemade coleslaw dressing is the key ingredient in making the most popular summer side dish on your table.
If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
You know how every restaurant has a different version of coleslaw? It is never quite the same and some places nail it perfectly and a lot more fail miserably.
My recipe for the best creamy coleslaw dressing will knock your socks off and you’ll be licking the serving bowl.
Store bought coleslaw dressing is what most restaurants will use, and a lot of people think making it at home is too complicated, I’m gonna show you exactly how to make the best easy coleslaw ever.
You can use it for more than just coleslaw too!
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COLESLAW DRESSING INGREDIENTS
- Dijon mustard
- apple cider vinegar
- lemon juice
Mayo – I like to use Duke’s brand, it’s my fave, but use your favorite. You can also substitute sour cream or yogurt if you prefer.
Mustard – I like to use Dijon for the extra flavor but feel free to use spicy brown or plain yellow.
Vinegar – If you don’t have cider vinegar feel free to use white distilled in its place.
Spices – These are pretty basic with onion powder, celery seed, and salt and pepper. Use your favorites!
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HOW TO MAKE COLESLAW DRESSING FROM SCRATCH
ONE: In a medium bowl or jar with a lid, add the mayo, mustard, and spices. Stir or shake to mix.
TWO: Add the vinegar and lemon juice. Stir or shake.
THREE: Season with salt and pepper and chill until ready to use.
For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Coleslaw Dressing will last about a week in your refrigerator in an airtight container. I like to keep it in a glass jar with a tight lid.
CAN I FREEZE IT?
You can freeze this dressing in a freezer safe container, but make sure to leave room for expansion and to also mix it well when it thaws as it will might separate.
HOW TO USE IT
You can use coleslaw dressing in salad, coleslaw, potato salad, top a baked potato with a drizzle, or even dip vegetables in it. Use it like a regular sauce or dressing.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH COLESLAW
I like to put coleslaw on my hot dogs and sandwiches, which is popular in some northern cities. Try it with seafood, it gives a great freshness to a fried fish dinner.
In the south they will have coleslaw with just about anything, it is almost always brought out as a side with any main dish.
TIPS FOR NO LEFTOVERS
- Make it a day or two ahead of time and let the flavors combine before using it.
- Keep it stored in the fridge in an air tight container.
- This is enough dressing to cover 1 pound of coleslaw mix. Feel free to double or triple the recipe.
- Be sure to give it a good shake before using.
- Use this not only on crunchy coleslaw but also a cucumber tomato salad or a chopped salad!
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