The Best Coleslaw Dressing

This homemade coleslaw dressing recipe is truly the best: it’s creamy using less mayo than most coleslaw recipes. Plus, it takes only 5 minutes to make!

Coleslaw dressing recipe | Homemade coleslaw dressing

See Also: All Homemade Salad Dressings

Coleslaw isn’t the most obsession-worthy of foods, but hear us out: Alex and I are obsessed with this coleslaw recipe. Why? This coleslaw dressing recipe is a little lighter than most coleslaw dressings, but it’s so, so flavorful. There’s less mayo than most coleslaw recipes and it has no refined sugar: just a touch of maple syrup to help the flavor pop. Honestly, I didn’t realize I loved coleslaw until we made this recipe. The way this coleslaw dressing compliments the cabbage without being too sweet or mayo-y is truly astounding. Ready to get cooking? Let’s go.

Related: Best Coleslaw Recipe

Coleslaw dressing recipe | Creamy coleslaw dressing

How to make this coleslaw dressing recipe

This homemade coleslaw dressing recipe could not be easier to make: it takes just 5 minutes to whip up. Here are the major components of the dressing and how they all work together:

  • Mayonnaise. We tried coleslaw dressings without mayo, but mayo just has that magic flavorful touch. So to give this dressing a healthier spin, we used much less mayo than most coleslaw dressing recipes: it’s just enough to coat the cabbage and bring big flavor. If you eat a vegan diet, you can substitute vegan mayo.
  • Apple cider vinegar. The classic coleslaw dressing recipe is all about tang. Apple cider vinegar brings in that classic flavor.
  • Maple syrup. To balance it out, coleslaw dressing needs a little sweet. But most coleslaw dressing recipes use a ton of refined sugar! Instead, we’ve used just a touch of maple syrup to keep it naturally sweet.
  • Chili powder & dried dill. These spices are not in the standard coleslaw dressing. However, they bring the most unique, delicious flavor to this dressing that you’ll be kicking yourself that you ever made it another way.
Coleslaw dressing recipe | Easy coleslaw dressing

How to serve coleslaw dressing

Of course, the best and easiest way to serve this coleslaw dressing recipe is on coleslaw! Here’s our Best Coleslaw Recipe. The basic formula is that this dressing makes enough for about 9 cups of shredded cabbage and carrots. That’s roughly 20 ounces or almost 1.5 pounds of coleslaw mix.

You can also use the coleslaw dressing in other ways: you could drizzle it over a salad, or even use it to spread on bread in a sandwich instead of mayonnaise.

Related: 10 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Best Coleslaw Dressing Recipe | Homemade coleslaw dressing | Creamy coleslaw dressing

Looking for dressing & sauce recipes?

Here are a few of our favorite salad dressings and sauce recipes:

This recipe is…

This recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, naturally sweet, and refined sugar free. For vegan and plant-based, use vegan mayo.

Print
Coleslaw dressing recipe | Homemade coleslaw dressing

Best Coleslaw Dressing Recipe


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (7 votes, average: 4.29 out of 5)

  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2/3 cup 1x

Description

This homemade coleslaw dressing recipe is truly the best: it’s creamy using less mayo than most coleslaw recipes. Plus, it takes only 5 minutes to make!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (vegan mayo as needed)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Keep whisking after the mayo gets lumpy, until the mixture comes to a creamy consistency. Store refrigerated.
  2. To make with coleslaw, combine the dressing recipe with 8 cups shredded cabbage and 1 cup shredded carrots, or approximately 20 ounces / 1.5 pounds of coleslaw mix. Head to our Best Coleslaw Recipe for more!
  • Category: Dressings
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Coleslaw dressing, Coleslaw dressing recipe, Homemade coleslaw dressing, Creamy coleslaw dressing, Easy coleslaw dressing

Subscribe for free weekly recipes & more!

About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.