Classic Creamy Coleslaw


Creamy coleslaw ( or cole slaw) is a great side item with salmon or other fish, ham, barbecue, and hamburgers.  I also think it is a must-have topping for hot dogs and pulled-pork barbecue sandwiches.

The taste and texture of the coleslaw is influenced by the type of dressing and the cut of the cabbage.  Although there are many variations, the classic creamy dressing is my family’s traditional recipe and my personal favorite.  Unlike some of the other dressings, it works well on both grated and shredded cabbage.

If I am going to be using the coleslaw with hot dogs, hamburgers, or barbecue sandwiches, I like to grate the cabbage.  Otherwise, I like it grated or shredded.  Frankly, shredding the cabbage is much safer for my knuckles than using a box grater…




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  1. Wow! That slaw looks so smooth and creamy! I have a big piece of cod for dinner tomorrow night … I’m thinking some slaw would be just the ticket with that baked cod! Yum! So glad I stopped in, Paula!

  2. Looks delicious!! Would be wonderful on top of a burger!! I love slaw burgers! Now you have me craving one! 🙂

  3. hi Paula…I’ve really been enjoying your recipes and am so happy I stumbled onto your website.

    I want to let you know that I’ve given you an award…the Versatile Blogger Award.

    Here’s the post on my website where I’ve mentioned your name and most interesting blog:


    If you accept the award, let me know and pass the award onto 15 other newly found bloggers. The rule (which are easy) are listed on my post.


    I’ve really enjoyed browsing your website! You have a lot of great recipes that I can’t wait to try! 🙂 Cheers! sheila

    • Thank you so very much! I am very honored! Things have been hectic here since you gave me this award, but I wanted to let you know how grateful I am, despite my lack of response for so long.

      I plan on accepting and following through, but not until next week. With Easter being followed by tornadoes in my area, I am very behind. However, I am working on getting caught up and hope to be back to normal next week…I should say normal for me 🙂

  4. hi, paula
    I see your work well done. I love it. For this recipe, i used to using lemon juice instead of vinegar like yours.

    • I never thought about using lemon juice…I bet that would give it a very light taste. I will have to give it a try.
      So glad you visited!


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