Cole slaw with Homemade cole slaw dressing

Cole Slaw dressing and Cole Slaw

What makes this dressing recipe more wonderful is the use of the garlic aioli recipe found here.  But frankly, that recipe makes everything taste better when used. 

All the good Stuff

Cole Slaw Dressing Recipe
  • 3/4 cup Fresh Garlic Aioli (recipe here)
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp lemon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp mustard powder (or mustard)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped shallot
  • 1 tsp celery salt (optional)
  • 1 tbsp pickle relish (optional)
  • salt/pepper to taste
Total Time: 5 mintes if you have aioli made, 20 minutes otherwise

Same Ingredients but I just like this photo

Mix all the ingredients together and taste for preference. You may want to add a little more zing (sour cream) or a bit more freshness (lemon juice), or sugar to make it sweeter. This is a good base and you should experiment with the ingredients to fine tune to your taste.

My photographer really likes the hand shots

Putting things together

And of course we need a knife shot

You can see the pepper falling from the grinder

All in, before the final mix

Ahh. .  Final Product Shot - Nice work Jon!

Cole Slaw

A colorful start for a colorful end result

  • 1/2 head of green cabbage
  • 1/4 head of red cabbage (assuming it is much smaller than the green). I look for about a 8 to 1 ratio for my green to red.
  • 2/3 cup fresh coleslaw dressing
  • 1 medium size carrot
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
Total time: 10 minutes

Chop the red and green cabbage to a consistency that you prefer.  Some like a fine chop and others like longer, more stringy cuts. Dealers choice.

You can do the same with the carrots. Shred, chop, or run them down a box grater. The appearance is more aesthetic than flavor and having all the pieces look similar can be appealing. 

Start by cutting the cabbage in half, through the core.

Cut the core out by making angled cuts, trying not to lose too much of the good parts.

You can see I missed a bit and had to cut a little extra. You really don't want to eat the core.

Slice the cabbage vertically into strips and then you can cross cut to the desired shapes. 

Do the same with the red cabbage.

Action shot. That started with a John "Henry" vs the processor argument. This time John won

 Shred your carrot right into the bowl

Next add in the coleslaw dressing and mix well. Adjust with salt, pepper, and more dressing as needed. 


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  2. This is a very different and good sauce with flavor of ginger. It will be perfect with any filling like shwarma, burger, sandwiches and s on.


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