Favorite ColeslawMy family loves this coleslaw. This slaw is so good with fresh peppers, cabbage and carrots from the garden.   My twins actually put coleslaw on their hamburgers and brats! This recipe is perfect for any potluck, church function or family gathering. This recipe keeps well refrigerated for several days.  You could double the recipe or even cut it in half if you want.  We love slaw with just about any meal and it is so versatile as you can change our the ingredients and make it your own recipe.  You might also like our recipe for old-fashioned icebox coleslaw.

Coleslaw can go anywhere and you can serve it with any meal.

1 (14 ounce bag) precut cabbage or could shred up a half head of cabbage
1 small green pepper, chopped or grated
1 small onion, chopped or grated
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
Put shredded cabbage in large bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and mayo.  Mix well.  Chill and serve. Makes about 8 servings.  Enjoy!

Favorite Coleslaw

The Southern Lady Cooks
This is an easy coleslaw recipe that we love to make for cookouts and potlucks.
5 from 1 vote
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 14 ounce bag precut cabbage or could shred up a half head of cabbage
  • 1 small green pepper chopped or grated
  • 1 small onion chopped or grated
  • 1 medium carrot shredded
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise


  • Put shredded cabbage in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mayo. Mix well. Chill and serve.
Keyword Coleslaw
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  1. Tricia Russell says:

    I love this recipe. It reminds me of my mothers which I can’t find anymore.
    Thank you for posting…5 stars

  2. My recipe is very similar, but I add 2-3 T red wine vinegar and 2-3 T sugar. Keep the ratio of vinegar to sugar the same. I also sometimes finely chop some celery into the slaw and delete the celery salt. I love the crunch it adds.

  3. This is almost like my mom’s recipe – except she always added a squeeze of 1/2 a lemon to the mayo before mixing it in. I do the same, and I add a pinch of cayenne pepper. Thanks for posting; I’m wanting some right now.

  4. carol wells says:

    Love this one. Its pretty much mine. Sometimes I add some hot peppers

  5. this is the same recipe I have always used. Love this on my hotdogs and hamburgers.
    Judy, so many of your recipes are the way I prepare things. Guess you can tell we are Southern sisters.

  6. I love slaw on my hot dogs and hamburgers, too, especially with lots of onions. Your’s looks good, Judy—and very pretty with the different colors.

  7. runbikeride says:

    Love your coleslaw!!!

    Love you Mom!


  8. I like coleslaw also. You food always looks so good and I get so hungry. You are really bad for my attempt to loose weight.

  9. That’s pretty much the same as mine. I use a little Marzettis Slaw Dressing mixed with the Hellman’s. I love coleslaw, but not the soupy stuff that you often get with a fish fry.