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Mom's Best Coleslaw Recipe

Mom's Best Coleslaw Recipe uses vinegar and mayonnaise for a classic homemade side dish or sandwich topper that's easy, creamy and delicious -- just like Mom used to make! Once you make coleslaw from scratch, you'll never go back to storebought again!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 110kcal
Author Dee
Cost $5


  • 1 bag coleslaw mix
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar or rice vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste if needed


  • Empty bag of coleslaw mix into a medium mixing bowl
  • Stir in mayo, milk and vinegar until well blended
  • Add salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Add more mayo if needed


Coleslaw might seem dry at first, but it gets creamier the longer it sits. Add more mayo before serving, if desired.


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg