Skip the store-bought stuff! If you are making coleslaw this Homemade Coleslaw Dressing Recipe is one of the best around! Plus its dairy free!
Backyard BBQ's are a staple at my house. My husband loves to grill dinner for us. Many times a week I can look out the backdoor and see him at the grill, which leaves me in charge of the sides.
Who can complain? I love being in charge of only the sides. The side dishes are the icing on the cake. Of course, coleslaw comes naturally with anything grilled and my Homemade Coleslaw Dressing is our favorite.
I always make our own coleslaw dressing. I have never bought store bought coleslaw dressing. Not that I think it is bad, it is just so much easier and cheaper to whip up a bowl of dressing and grab a bag of coleslaw mix at the grocery store.
For a couple of dollars, I have a family size portion of coleslaw that tastes better than any pre-made coleslaw you can ever buy.
How to Make Coleslaw Dressing
Whisk together all of the ingredients to create the dressing. Pour the dressing over a bag of shredded coleslaw. Allow to sit a few minutes and serve.
That is it. The coleslaw does soften up if you let it sit a little longer. That makes this a great dish to prep ahead of time.
This coleslaw dressing is made with a mayo base. To make it vegan simply use your favorite vegan mayo. We love to use Just Mayo.
Keep any uneaten coleslaw in the fridge for up to 2 days in an airtight container. The dressing is best made within 24 hours of using it.
Homemade Coleslaw Dressing Recipe
- 1 1/4 Cup Mayo
- 1 TBSP Sugar
- 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
- 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1 - 1 1/2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
- dash of pepper
- Whisk all ingredients together, and pour over 1 bag of coleslaw mix.
- Stir together and allow to sit atleast 5 minutes before serving.
originally posted September 2012. Updated July 2020.