Simple Coleslaw

This recipe is adapted from one my mother-in-law makes. I have cut down the sugar & some of the spices… My MIL always had coleslaw in the fridge whenever we went there to visit! Everyone ate coleslaw at least once a day!!

I am not sure that even buying ready made coleslaw is quicker then this recipe…maybe a bit but when you make it at home, you can control the amount of sugar that is in the coleslaw. I never buy it ready made because I guess my MIL spoiled us by making it herself & nothing comes close to hers!

This coleslaw recipe is vegan

This recipe is for a coleslaw with a vinaigrette… not a creamy dressing. For a creamy coleslaw I actually buy the Kraft coleslaw dressing which I love!! I don’t buy too many store bought salad dressings any more…not that I think there is anything wrong with it…I use ready made salad dressings in my Apricot Chicken & I use it other times too….but not that often.

Anyway, here is the recipe for this delicious simple homemade coleslaw


1 bag of ready sliced coleslaw mix….or of course you can hand cut some cabbage…if you do, then use 1/2 a cabbage & add some shredded carrot & purple cabbage…


2-3 tbsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp dry mustard

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup oil

1/4 cup white vinegar



  1. Put the coleslaw mix into a bowl big enough so that you can toss the dressing into the salad…
  2. In a jar or bowl mix the dressing ingredients together & mix well
  3. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw mix, mix well
  4. Then I put this into a zip loc bag, mix it around well, & put it in the refrigerator to marinate for awhile…I like the cabbage to soften in the dressing….so it takes a few hours…but you can eat it at any time.. up to your personal taste…
  5. That’s it!!!






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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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