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Homemade Coleslaw Dressing

Coleslaw dressing is a classic recipe that is easy to make at home with just a few simple ingredients. This creamy homemade coleslaw dressing is perfect for adding flavor to shredded cabbage and other vegetables and is a great side dish for barbecues, picnics, or family dinners.

Making your own coleslaw dressing allows you to customize the flavor to your liking, and you can adjust the sweetness, tanginess, and creaminess to suit your taste. Plus, it’s much more cost-effective than buying pre-made dressing at the grocery store.

homemade coleslaw dressing recipe

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Vinegar substitutes for the homemade coleslaw sauce

If you’re looking to replace apple cider vinegar in the homemade coleslaw dressing, there are a few options depending on your preferences and what you have on hand.

  1. Lemon or Lime Juice: Citrus juices such as lemon or lime juice can be used in place of vinegar in coleslaw dressing. These juices will add a tangy flavor and a bright, fresh taste to the dressing.
  2. Yogurt: Yogurt can be used to replace some or all of the mayonnaise in the dressing, and it will add a tangy flavor to the dressing without the use of vinegar.
  3. Rice Vinegar: Rice vinegar is a mild, slightly sweet vinegar that can be used as a substitute for white vinegar in coleslaw dressing. It has a milder flavor that won’t overpower the other ingredients in the dressing.
  4. Sour Cream: If you prefer a creamier dressing, you can use sour cream instead of mayonnaise in the dressing. This will give the dressing a tangy flavor without the use of vinegar.

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What goes well with homemade coleslaw sauce?

Coleslaw is a versatile dish that can be paired with many different types of food. Here are some popular dishes that coleslaw goes well with:

How to make homemade coleslaw dressing

To make this coleslaw dressing, you will need some light mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and some honey (or 2-4 packets of stevia). You will also need celery seeds, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

how to make homemade coleslaw dressing with mayo, spices, celery seeds, honey and vinegar
Homemade Coleslaw sauce with spices and light mayonnaise
Homemade Coleslaw Dressing mix with mayo and spices

Simply mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined. Chill the dressing in the refrigerator before adding it to your coleslaw mix. This recipe makes about 16 servings of 1 tablespoon each, enjoy!

easy homemade coleslaw dressing

How to Store Homemade Coleslaw Dressing

When it comes to homemade coleslaw, the dressing is one of the most important ingredients. The combination of flavors in a creamy, tangy coleslaw dressing makes every bite deliciously satisfying.

But when you make your own coleslaw dressings at home, you need to find a way to store them properly so that they retain their flavor, texture, and color.

Don’t worry; there’s a way to store it and make sure it lasts for more than a week. You need to make sure that you store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator. This prevents the air from entering the container and spoiling it.

So next time you have a surplus of coleslaw dressing, don’t hesitate to store it properly and enjoy it later.

Homemade Coleslaw sauce

Homemade Coleslaw Dressing

Yield: 16 servings of 1 tbsp
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

In this recipe, we'll show you how to make a basic coleslaw dressing with light mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, honey, and a few other ingredients. You can add your own twists by using different types of vinegar or adding spices like mustard powder or celery seed. Let's get started!


  • Scant 3/4 cup light mayo
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey (or 2 to 4 packets stevia)
  • ¾ teaspoon celery seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


    Mix all of the ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined.

    Chill the dressing in the refrigerator before adding it to your coleslaw mix.


1 WW Point per serving of 1 tbsp of dressing.

Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 37Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 2mgSodium 152mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 0g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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