Recipes and Cooking Vinaigrette Coleslaw 4.3 (34) 1 Review Since it's made without mayo or other creamy ingredients, this light coleslaw recipe with homemade vinaigrette is perfect for picnics and potlucks. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on March 23, 2023 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 2 hrs Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 side dish servings Jump to Nutrition Facts Coleslaw is a classic side dish for barbecues, picnics, cookouts, and more. Traditionally it's made with a creamy mayo-based dressing, shredded cabbage, and carrots. This creative coleslaw recipe starts with a homemade cider vinaigrette. The result is a light and tangy vegetable side dish that's the perfect partner for heavy grilled meats, sandwiches, and more. Make a big batch up to 24 hours before you plan to serve to allow the flavors to blend. This easy coleslaw recipe calls for just 20 minutes of prep time. BHG / Ana Cadena We recommend making the cider vinaigrette in a screw top jar so you can shake it to fully combine the ingredients. Choose a neutral oil, like canola or vegetable, to allow the other flavors of the dressing to shine through. Adding celery or caraway seeds to the vinaigrette infuses the entire coleslaw recipe with bold flavors. Round out the seasonings with freshly cracked black pepper, dry mustard, a touch of sugar, and salt. Our Test Kitchen recommends using a food processer fitted with a shredding attachment to quickly (and safely!) shred the cabbage and carrots. You can have an entire head of cabbage shredded in no time at all. You can also use a sharp knife or grater. If you're looking for a quick shortcut, use packaged coleslaw mix for the base of this recipe. You'll need one or two bags of purchased coleslaw mix for this recipe. Ingredients 3 tablespoon cider vinegar 2 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoon salad oil ½ teaspoon celery or caraway seeds (optional) ¼ teaspoon dry mustard ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon black pepper 4 cup shredded green and/or red cabbage 1 cup shredded carrots (2 medium) ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions (2) Directions BHG / Ana Cadena For the vinaigrette, in a screw-top jar, combine cider vinegar, granulated sugar, oil, caraway seeds (if desired), dry mustard, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well until fully combined. Set aside while you prepare the coleslaw vegetables. BHG / Ana Cadena Use a shape knife, grater, or your food processer to finely shred a mix of green and red cabbage and carrots. You can use all red or all green cabbage if you prefer. BHG / Ana Cadena In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, carrots, and thinly sliced green onions. BHG / Ana Cadena Pour the vinaigrette over the cabbage mixture. Toss lightly to coat. Cover the coleslaw and chill for 2 to 24 hours. The slaw will begin to get soggy if stored longer than 24 hours before serving. Makes 6 side dish servings. If serving a large crowd, you can easily double or triple the recipe. Store any leftover coleslaw covered in the fridge for up 3 to 5 days. Test Kitchen Tip: For a quick coleslaw recipe, try using five cups of packaged coleslaw mix for the cabbage and carrots. You can find packaged coleslaw mix alongside the bagged salads in your grocery store's product department. Bagged coleslaw mix will last for about 3 to 5 days when stored properly in the fridge. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 78 Calories 5g Fat 9g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 78 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 120mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 9g 3% Total Sugars 7g Protein 1g Vitamin C 16.5mg 83% Calcium 30.3mg 2% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 200mg 4% Folate, total 28.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.