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Today’s simple Coleslaw Dressing is creamy, tangy and slightly sweet. Made with just 5 ingredients and incredibly versatile as a salad dressing, sandwich spread or veggie dip.

Easy 5-ingredient coleslaw recipe that is creamy, tangy, lightly sweet and features the earthiness of celery seeds.

Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

Growing up, we didn’t eat a lot of salads in my house and my limited exposure to salads outside of the home didn’t do much to convince me that I was missing anything.

It wasn’t until years later when I was trying to do better for my own family that I became determined to find salads that were both delicious and nutritious that I stumbled upon how delicious coleslaw can be.

While I will always love my Homemade Chickfila Coleslaw recipe, it is quite sweet and contains white sugar, which I think is fine in moderation but I wanted a slightly more healthful option as a standby.

This easy 5-ingredient coleslaw recipe is the perfect option if you want a well-balanced coleslaw dressing that is creamy, tangy, lightly sweet and features the earthiness of celery seeds which gives coleslaw dressing their characteristic black speckled appearance.

This easy coleslaw dressing can also be used as a sandwich spread; used as a dressing for other salads (like a fresh garden salad, chicken and romaine salad, etc); or used as a veggie dip. It can even be used as a unique dip for French fries!

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I usually swap out half of the mayo for Greek yogurt, but for the recipe below I call for exclusively mayonnaise so you can try it as-is and then decide if you want to make the swap yourself.

I am of the belief that even if a salad dressing is a bit indulgent, if you’re using it to make veggies more enjoyable, then that’s good enough. If a bit of mayonnaise and honey gets your children to enjoy eating cabbage and get all of the health benefits related to that, then that’s a win in my books.

Homemade Coleslaw Dressing Swaps:

  • Swap out the honey for sugar, maple syrup or agave syrup
  • Swap Lemon juice or white vinegar for the apple cider vinegar
  • Add different seasonings – like dill, ranch, etc, for a unique twist
  • Swap Greek yogurt for half (or all) of the mayo called for in the recipe

How to store coleslaw dressing: Store dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

Once you have made a coleslaw with the dressing, it should be consumed within 2-3 days to avoid being soggy.

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Coleslaw Dressing Ingredients

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: check out suggested list of swaps to make this recipe uniquely your own.

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Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Mason Jar, to store dressing
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How to Make Coleslaw Dressing

In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients.

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Taste and adjust to suit your personal preferences.

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Makes just over 1 cup of dressing, approximately 16 servings.

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Store dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

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Yield: 16 servings

Coleslaw Dressing

Coleslaw Dressing
A simple Coleslaw Dressing is creamy, tangy and slightly sweet. Made with just 5 ingredients and incredibly versatile as a salad dressing, sandwich spread or veggie dip.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey (can use white sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon Celery Seeds
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all dressing ingredients.
  2. Taste and adjust to suit your personal preferences.
  3. Makes just over 1 cup of dressing, approximately 16 servings.
  4. Store dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 131mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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