THE BEST AND EASY CREAMY COLESLAW

by Olivia
THE BEST AND EASY CREAMY COLESLAW

THE BEST AND EASY CREAMY COLESLAW – This creamy coleslaw is the perfect blend of tangy and sweet with a delightful crunch. It’s super easy to make and pairs wonderfully with BBQ, sandwiches, or as a side for any meal. Let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Easy Creamy Coleslaw ?

  • Creamy and Tangy: A perfect balance of creamy mayonnaise, tangy vinegar, and buttermilk.
  • Quick and Easy: Simple ingredients and minimal prep time.
  • Versatile: Perfect for BBQs, picnics, or as a side dish for any meal.
  • Make-Ahead: Tastes even better after sitting for a while, making it great for preparing in advance.

Ingredients For Easy Creamy Coleslaw

  • 2 (14-ounce) bags coleslaw mix
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (or yellow mustard)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated onion (or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Prepare the Coleslaw Mix:
    • In a large bowl, dump in both bags of coleslaw mix. For a finer texture, pulse the coleslaw mix in a food processor a few times.
  2. Make the Dressing:
    • In a smaller bowl, combine the white sugar, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, grated onion (or onion powder), salt, and black pepper. Whisk vigorously until thoroughly combined.
  3. Combine and Chill:
    • Pour the dressing over the coleslaw mix. Stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour before serving to let the flavors meld.
  4. Serve:
    • Stir again before serving. Enjoy this creamy coleslaw as a side dish or topping!

Notes:

  • Adjust Sweetness: If you prefer a less sweet coleslaw, reduce the amount of sugar.
  • Make Ahead: This coleslaw tastes even better after sitting for a few hours or overnight, making it perfect for preparing in advance.
  • Grating Onion: Freshly grated onion adds a great flavor, but onion powder can be used as a convenient alternative.
THE BEST AND EASY CREAMY COLESLAW

THE BEST AND EASY CREAMY COLESLAW

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Variations:

  • Add Carrots: For extra color and crunch, add shredded carrots.
  • Spicy Kick: Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a dash of hot sauce for a spicy version.
  • Different Vinegar: Try using white wine vinegar or rice vinegar for a different flavor profile.

Equipment:

  • Large bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Whisk
  • Food processor (optional)

Storage:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Stir well before serving again.

What to Serve with This Creamy Coleslaw ?

This creamy coleslaw pairs wonderfully with BBQ ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled chicken, or as a topping for burgers and tacos.

Tips:

  • Chill Time: Let the coleslaw sit for at least an hour to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Uniform Mixing: Ensure the dressing is evenly mixed into the coleslaw for consistent flavor.
  • Serving Size: This recipe makes a large batch, perfect for gatherings. Halve the recipe if needed.

FAQ:

Q: Can I use light mayonnaise and buttermilk?

A: Yes, you can use light versions to reduce the calorie content without sacrificing much flavor.

Q: How long can I keep this coleslaw in the refrigerator?

A: This coleslaw can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Q: Can I add other vegetables to this coleslaw?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to add shredded carrots, bell peppers, or even some chopped apples for a twist.

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THE BEST AND EASY CREAMY COLESLAW

THE BEST AND EASY CREAMY COLESLAW

Yield: Makes about 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This Best Creamy Coleslaw is sure to be a hit at your next BBQ or gathering. Enjoy making and sharing this delicious and easy recipe with your loved ones!

Ingredients

  • - 2 (14-ounce) bags coleslaw mix
  • - ⅓ cup white sugar
  • - ¼ cup milk
  • - ½ cup mayonnaise
  • - ¼ cup buttermilk
  • - 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (or yellow mustard)
  • - 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • - 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
  • - 2 tablespoons freshly grated onion (or 1/2 teaspoon onion powder)
  • - ½ teaspoon salt
  • - 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

1. In a large bowl, dump in both bags of coleslaw mix. For a finer texture, pulse the coleslaw mix in a food processor a few times.
2. In a smaller bowl, combine the white sugar, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, grated onion (or onion powder), salt, and black pepper. Whisk vigorously until thoroughly combined.
3. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw mix. Stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for about an hour before serving to let the flavors meld.
4. Stir again before serving. Enjoy this creamy coleslaw as a side dish or topping!

Notes

Approximate Nutrition Information:

  • Calories: 150 kcal per serving
  • Total Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 1g

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