You can make an easy coleslaw recipe with homemade dressing made from your own fridge. Make it tangy, sweet, sour or a mix of tangy-sweet, or sweet-sour.

Easy Coleslaw

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This Easy Coleslaw Recipe is made from ingredients I had on hand in the fridge. My husband and I both love coleslaw. I purchased a bag of shredded green and purple cabbage from the grocery store for July 4th holiday weekend.

Cousins who live nearby planned to grill steaks the afternoon of July 4th and asked us to join them. My husband had already grilled our ribeyes that morning, so I brought the coleslaw along with our steaks.

Save Time with Pre-Shredded Cabbage

You can save time on making coleslaw simply by purchasing a bag of pre-shredded cabbage. Sometimes, I buy cabbage and shred it myself but I wanted easy and quick-to-make vegetable sides for the holiday weekend.

The family holiday food also included corn and baked potatoes. However, my husband is careful to stay away from too many carbs and sugar. Therefore, I was glad that I had prepared steamed broccoli and the yummy coleslaw.

The July 4th steaks and coleslaw tasted wonderful together. But I could easily eat coleslaw (If it’s creamy and good) with about any other meat I think. Listed below the recipe are meats that are good served with coleslaw.

Enjoy the recipe:

Sweet & Tangy Coleslaw

coleslaw with sugar-free homemade dressing

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword salads
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 70 kcal


  • 1 8-oz pkg Shredded Cabbage or 1 head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 Carrot
  • 2 cups Avocado Mayonnaise or other type of mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sweet and spicy pickle juice
  • 2 packets Splenda
  • 1/4 cup Sweet pickle relish


  1. Open the bag of shredded cabbage (or shred a head of cabbage) and put in a large bowl.

  2. Slice a carrot into thin pieces and add to the shredded cabbage.

  3. Stir two (or more if you want it more creamy) cups of mayonnaise, pickle juice, and Splenda together.

  4. Add the mayonnaise mixture to the cabbage bowl and mix in well with the carrots and cabbage.

  5. Add the pickle relish to the coleslaw, stir, and it’s ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Measurements are approximate. The serving size of the bag of cabbage is actually aboiut 2-1/2. However, once the mayonnaise and carrot slices are added, the coleslaw seems to expand and looks like more than two or three servings. In addition, many people attending a gathering with a smorgasbord of different foods will eat small portions. 


This recipe is made with avocado mayonnaise. You can make it with whatever type of mayonnaise you prefer. Or if you don’t like mayonnaise, make it with a different creamy ingredient such as sour cream, etc.

Meats Good Served with Coleslaw

The list below includes several meats that are good served with coleslaw:

  • Beef roast
  • Fried chicken
  • Baked chicken
  • Roasted chicken
  • Fried fish
  • Grilled salmon
  • Charcoal-grilled ribeye or other steak
  • Hamburgers
  • Shrimp Gumbo
  • Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
  • Hot dogs
  • Pork chops

Charcoal-grilled ribeye steaks are the best kind of steaks in my opinion, but my husband knows how to grill them just right. He’d rather use a simple charcoal grill than a fancy propane grill.

Whether charcoal grilled or propane grilled, I love grilled ribeye steaks. If you want to know more about how to cook a ribeye steak on a charcoal grill or cooking with a charcoal chimney, see How to Cook a Ribeye on a Carcoal Grill.

Charcoal Chimney

There are times, though, when it isn’t convenient to grill. That’s when it comes in handy to cook ribeyes in a pressure cooker.

Ribeye steak recipes
Ribeye Steaks Cooked in a Pressure Cooker

And you can also cook ribeye steak in the slow cooker.

Ribeye in the Slow Cooker

1 Comment

  1. I am a huge fan of cole slaw! This recipe looks so good and creamy—yum! 🙂

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