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Traditional Creamy Coleslaw Recipe

Traditional Creamy Coleslaw

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"A traditional creamy coleslaw."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, sugar, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, horseradish, onion powder, dry mustard, celery salt, salt, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl, stirring to dissolve sugar. Fold coleslaw mix into dressing. Cover bowl and refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
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Apr 22, 2013

I loved the zip that this dressing has! A traditional, creamy coleslaw with a kick. Unfortunately, I wasn't paying attention to the ounces on my coleslaw mix (only 16 oz) so it was a bit heavy on the dressing, but otherwise fantastic. I will definitely be making this again.

Sep 02, 2013

This coleslaw is delicious. The horseradish gives it an extra oomph. Not too runny but just creamy enough.

May 27, 2013

This was definitely a zippier coleslaw than we are used to, but, very tasty! We really liked the slight "heat" you get from the horseradish. It was a tad too tart for our taste. I will make again, but, add a little more sugar next time.

Oct 18, 2013

This recipe was perfect! Just like the old-fashioned coleslaw I grew up with. I didn't have horseradish on hand (alas!), but it was delicious anyway. I'm sure the horseradish would have made it even better. The ingredient portions were perfect, so that nothing overpowered the rest. Very creamy, and easy to make. This recipe is a keeper. I had two bowls for dinner, and I'm going to have another bowl for a snack tonight! By the way, be sure you get the jumbo 28 oz. size of coleslaw mix as called for in this recipe, rather than the standard 16 oz. size. (P.S. I like a hint of onion in my slaw, so I minced 2 Tbs. of onion and added that to the coleslaw mix.)

Aug 20, 2013

Used this recipe for the dressing only...dropped the horseradish for personal preference and used cider vinegar instead of! And, this is coming from someone who is not a fan of coleslaw.

Jan 09, 2014

this is such a great recipe thanks so much for sharing my family and friends love it.....

Nov 23, 2013

This was delicious! I didn't have quite enough horseradish so I added some French's horseradish mustard and just skipped the dry mustard. Like another reviewer, I like a bit of onion in my slaw so added some minced onion as well, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. It was a big hit at our "autumn picnic" at work! Next time I make it I will make sure to have enough horseradish on hand for even more zip! Do pay attention to how much slaw is in the package you use (since most aren't 28 oz.) or you will have way too much dressing. I always mix the dressing in one bowl and put the slaw in another and add til I get the consistency I want. Definitely my go to slaw now!

Aug 13, 2013

I loved this recipe and so did my friends, now they want the recipe in fact. I added a heaping tbsp of horseradish to add a bit more of a zip and it was fine. I also used 4 cups of shredded slaw..the dressing can cover alot I found. Love it....


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  • Calories
  • 204 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 332 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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