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a forkful of creamy cole slaw out of a white bowl

Cole Slaw

This classic, crunchy, and creamy coleslaw is incredibly refreshing.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword shredded
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 167kcal
Author Maike



  • 12 ounces cabbage shredded
  • 4 ounces carrots shredded


Salt Water Bath

  • 4 cups water cold water
  • 2 tablespoons salt


Salt Water Bath

  • Combine shredded cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. Pour 4 cups of cold water over the mixture and add two tablespoons of salt. Soak cabbage mixture for 1 hour.


  • Whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice and lemon zest. Set aside

Making The Slaw

  • Drain cabbage mixture well and pat dry. Be sure to remove as much moisture as possible.
  • Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and combine well. Store in the fridge for 30 minutes.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3632IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg