MeeMaw's 5-Star Coleslaw Dressing Recipe -
MeeMaw's 5-Star Coleslaw Dressing Recipe
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MeeMaw's 5-Star Coleslaw Dressing

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"Better than that famous chicken restaurant chain, I promise. Mix together and pour over grated or diced cabbage. Keeps in the fridge for several weeks because of the vinegar."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Whisk sugar with cider vinegar in a large bowl until sugar has dissolved. Mix in mayonnaise, yellow mustard, celery seed, and salt until thoroughly combined.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 02, 2012

Very good! I found it to taste best when freshly made. It was still very good when chilled but it will lose some of that crunch.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 27, 2015

without the mustard - much better!

Mar 19, 2014

I used the available option to change serving size to 6. I followed the directions and changed nothing (except the serving size), and it is just right for the tastebuds in my family. I placed the dressing in a large mixing bowl. I had a whole head of cabbage to work with, so I shredded the whole head, and added cabbage to the dressing in the bowl till it suited my taste. I refrigerated the slaw for several hours, and checked for "soupiness". The dressing was a little runnier than before, which is quite normal for slaw dressing made at home, so I added more shredded cabbage. As a note: salt and sugar break down the cellular walls in fresh produce, and make stuff begin to "weep". This is well noticed when you sprinkle fresh strawberries with sugar, or fresh cucumbers with salt. So, yes, the sugar and the salt make the cabbage "weepy", but this is normal for coleslaw. This is a great recipe for homemade slaw dressing.

Jul 16, 2012

Great recipe. Nice and simple. I had to make a smaller batch and the mustard is a nice touch.

Aug 10, 2013

Easy, quick & all ingredients on hand. Reduced recipe to 1 1/2 T sugar, 1 T cider vinegar, 1/3 c mayo (maybe more), 1 t mustard (more to taste), 1 t celery seed and kosher salt to taste.

Jan 14, 2014

This is Fabulous!! Tastes so much like "famous chicken fast food" slaw dressing. I adjusted servings for four - only used a heaping 1/4 cup mayo making this very economical - was enough for medium size cabbage, carrots, red onion slaw. Didn't have any celery seed - didn't miss it either! Thanks for sharing!

Nov 15, 2013

I hate giving out a five star rating. It implies that there is no room for improvement. Really, this recipe doesn't need improvement. As long as you are careful about the amount of dressing you use on the slaw, it is fool proof. The recipe as it stands makes enough dressing to float a Reagan class aircraft carrier. On the bright side, it will keep for a week or two in a tightly closed mason jar in the fridge. I've made this several times and it is perfect as is, but you can add dill weed, anise seed and cayenne pepper and give it a slightly different attitude. But you don't really need to make changes to it.

Sep 17, 2014

This has become a family favorite. I always make the full recipe, to have an extra pint for a friend and one in the refrigerator. To me, this is just a great all around dressing! I love it on a tossed salad, it's a great marinade for chicken and I have a pork roast in a bag with some right now. Give it a try, I stick to the recipe because it works for me.


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  • Calories
  • 244 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 609 mg
  • 24%

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

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