Homemade Coleslaw Recipe 1 WW Freestyle Point

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Try this easy homemade coleslaw recipe. It's a great side dish for just about any meal. Easy to make and low-cost too! #recipes #sidedishes #coleslawI think you will be surprised at how easy it is to make Homemade Coleslaw.  The prices of prepared salads, like coleslaw, are quite expensive at my local grocery store. Making my own coleslaw recipe at home, saves time and money.

Once upon a time, I would have shredded my own cabbage and carrots. Nowadays I usually stick to the prepackaged coleslaw mix. It’s a bit more colorful with the purple cabbage, green cabbage and carrots all mixed together. Plus, there’s less clean-up time. I’ll have to confess that I am a mess in the kitchen, and buying the bagged mix saves me so much time. Cleaning up my food processor takes up a lot of my time, so I prefer not to use it for shredding cabbage for this coleslaw recipe.

Making your own coleslaw at home can save time, money and you have full control of all the ingredients in your recipe. You may need to do some planning in preparation for this coleslaw recipe because it really should chill for at least one hour before serving. You can also prepare it up to a day ahead of time and it will still taste and look great. coleslaw recipe 3

First you will need to whisk all of the sauce or dressing ingredients together in a large bowl. This OXO balloon whisk just feels right in my hand. It’s used to whip up everything from sauces to eggs to pancakes. Whisks and rubber spatulas are two kitchen tools I couldn’t live without.  After you dressing ingredients are well blended, you will add your prepackaged coleslaw mix. (You can shred your own, too)




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4.5 from 4 votes

Homemade Coleslaw Recipe

Servings 1 /2 cup
Calories 352 kcal


  • 5 TBSP light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup plain no fat greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low fat buttermilk regular milk is fine too.
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey to taste.
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage and carrots There is approx. 6 cups shredded colesaw mix in a 16 oz bag of prepackaged coleslaw mix


  1. Whisk together sauce or dressing ingredients until well blended
  2. Stir in cabbage mixture until all is coated.
  3. Chill for at least one hour before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Coleslaw Recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 352 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 735mg 31%
Potassium 875mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 26g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 8.2%
Vitamin C 186.3%
Calcium 29.3%
Iron 11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Homemade coleslaw is perfect for picnics and family gatherings. Pick your favorite bowl, cover it up and place in an insulated carrier for easy transport and cold storage!

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If you are looking for more side dish salads that will be the hit of your next party or picnic Broccoli Salad on the Light Side and Veggie Pasta Salad are two more of my absolute favorites! Both of these recipes could be enjoyed as a summer meal, too.

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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    November 21, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    This looks wonderful! How many ounces is 10 cups of shredded cabbage and carrots? I would like to just use a bag of coleslaw (16 oz).

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      Michele Brosius
      November 21, 2013 at 11:38 pm

      I usually shred my own cabbage and carrots. 10 cups is 1/2 of a Large head of cabbage and 6 carrots.

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        Sondra Heeter
        April 2, 2019 at 4:14 pm

        I’m confused because the recipe calls for 6 cups of coleslaw mix and you indicated a 16 oz bag was about 3 cups. So I cut the dressing ingredients in half to use one 16 oz bag. However, when I went to add the coleslaw mix, the bag said it contained five 1-1/2 cup servings. Did you mean to reference an 8 oz bag?

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          Michele Brosius
          April 5, 2019 at 10:11 am

          I just bought a 32oz bag at Sam’s Club. It says there are 11 servings of 3 oz each. They are measuring by weight, not volume. The 32 oz bag yielded 12 cups for me. So a 16 oz should have approx. 6 cups. Thanks.

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      Maria Lauer
      July 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm

      There only 2 people in my home. Myself and my husband the Marine I am not very good at ounces and cups and measurements. But I have usually followed some of your recipes and they are amazing I’d have to say how would I make this coleslaw recipe of six to eight cups when all we need is one? I need your help please

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    February 5, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I hope you don’t mind. Just a suggestion for variation. Take the milk, sugar and vinegar out. Replace with 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup Italian Dressing (Zesty if you like it Zesty!) and 1 TBS dijon or yellow mustard. It is amazing! My young children will even eat this recipe.

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    Cynthia Rusincovitch
    May 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I could eat coleslaw with every meal, it feels like! This looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with Delicious Dishes Recipe Link Party!

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    May 15, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    Super easy salad for the summer. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday.

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    May 17, 2016 at 8:48 am

    What a great recipe for a summer picnic! Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday, hope to see you again next week!

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    May 19, 2016 at 1:44 am

    Yummy, looks good and delicious. thanks for sharing

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    May 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Traditional coleslaw is by far my favorite and always will be. I’m pretty picky about it too and when we eat out, I rarely get what I’m looking for. Thanks for linking up with delicious dishes recipe party!

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    August 10, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Only thing missing is the Celery Seed.. It MUST have celery seed.. That’s how my grandmother made it! 🙂

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    October 27, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    How many servings or cups of slaw does this recipe make?

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    December 18, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I love coleslaw and this sounds pretty simple to make. Thank you for sharing on Busy Monday Link Party.

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    March 21, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!

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    March 26, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Looks good! Thanks for linkin’ up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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    April 2, 2017 at 9:28 am

    That looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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    May 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    I can’t wait make this (and I’m still looking for one more easy summer salad, maybe 3 bean or something)! I’m doing it for a potluck… do you think I should double it for a large group of people? Thank you!

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      Michele Brosius
      May 29, 2017 at 9:44 pm

      Thank you! I feel like coleslaw is something people eat just a bit of at potlucks. I don’t think you will need much more than this. You won’t have to worry about bringing anything back home again.

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    July 9, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Is it ok to use almond milk?

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    August 26, 2018 at 1:05 am

    The ingredients and the instructions don’t match up. What happens to the yogurt and mustard?

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      Michele Brosius
      August 26, 2018 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks for letting me know about that. You blend all the ingredients to make the dressing and toss it on the cabbage mix. I’ll fix up the recipe. Have a good night.

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    January 25, 2019 at 5:26 am

    This looks so yummy. I have to make this! I miss coleslaw so much, but I won’t waste my points on all that full fat mayo in classic coleslaw!!!

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      Michele Brosius
      January 25, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy this lower point recipe.

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