Shockingly Simple Coleslaw

This is the side dish recipe I promised. Did you guess it was coleslaw from yesterday’s picture? I found this recipe on Picky Palate. She served it on her shredded bbq chicken sliders. Now with the recipe from yesterday for the Tex-Mex Beef Barbecues, you can serve it on the the sandwiches it self, which makes an even messier sandwich or you can serve it on the side.

When I made this I tried both. I did half the sandwich with and half the sandwich without. Do which ever you like, but I preferred the salad on the side. The great taste of the coleslaw got lost on the sandwich. All I could really taste was the barbecue beef.

I loved it on the side. I also let the slaw sit in the fridge for 1 hour before serving. I like my slaw a little less crunchy than straight from mixing it all together. Again either way you like it, you can do it. I also think it would be tasty to throw in a chopped apple before serving too. I think it would compliment these flavors well.

Shockingly Simple Coleslaw
  • 16 oz bag of coleslaw mix
  • ½ cup mayonnaise or miracle whip (I'm a mayo girl)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard (I used honey Dijon)
  • 1 tsp honey
  1. Place cabbage into a large bowl. Place mayonnaise, sugar, mustard and honey into a small bowl and mix together. Pour and stir into cabbage until combined. Serve immediately for a crunchy slaw or refrigerate for 1 hour for a more tender slaw.

6 comments on “Shockingly Simple Coleslaw

  • Very yummy! I also added a squirt of creamy horseradish sauce an it gave it just a little extra zip!

  • Ramp it up by a factor of at least 10.

    Simply chop your own slaw "stuff". Buy a cabbage of each colour and chop it (only a little bit of red), shred some carrot and put aside.
    Now the secret: salt the chopped cabbage. Simply place in a colander, toss with very little salt, maybe two table spoons for an entire head.
    Let that sit and drain, rinse and spin in your salad spinner.
    Now assemble the slaw, along with any other special ingredients you desire

    This gives you super crisp cabbage that doesn't weep when the dressing is applied, hence no runny stuff on your plate.

    Not salty as well and it doesn't have that stabilized, stay fresh taste to it.

    I love it when folks love food, you do, obviously.

  • Another perfect BBQ dish! Thanks for sharing all these great recipes! Great blog!

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