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Easy Coleslaw Dressing

It doesn’t get much easier than this, nor taste much better!

We eat a lot of slaw in the summer with grilled meat, and this easy recipe for the dressing is my favorite.  I use olive oil mayonnaise and Splenda. 

Add the full amount of pepper; it may seem like a lot, but it’s not too “peppery.”  The spices are subtle, being perfect for slaw.  

Mmmm...  Maybe, the next time I make potato salad, I will toss it with this dressing!

Easy Coleslaw Dressing


½ cup low-fat mayonnaise 
1 tablespoon sugar or Splenda
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon coarse-ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon dry mustard
¼ teaspoon celery seed
2-3 cups mix of green and red cabbage*
1 small onion, chopped


In a large bowl, whisk first 7 ingredients.
Add cabbage and onion, toss well.
Refrigerate for 4 hours.
Toss again before serving.
Serves 2-4
*Or one bag of prepared slaw mix from the produce section.



  1. Pam, Looks like a great coleslaw dressing...with a bit of a favorite type. I hope that you've finally warmed up in Chicagoland. We just got back from the upper midwest this past week and it was chilly much of the time. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    1. Thanks, Dave! It does have a bit of a bite! The weather here is crazy!!!! We've gone from heat to a/c on the same day more than once the last couple of weeks. Right now it is 80 degrees and t-storms with hail on the way. It will probably snow tomorrow! :-)

  2. This sounds like a wonderful dressing, Pam. Thanks for sharing! xo

  3. Love this Pam! I love coleslaw so much!!!

  4. Hi Pam , love the twist you put on the coleslaw dressing , I love a bite of bite :-D

    1. Thanks, Nee! Wish I could give you one!

  5. That is easy, Pam. I love the combination. Will try it soon!

    1. Thanks, Barbara! Hope you like it!

  6. I love this Pam - I used to make something similar so I'll have to drag my old recipe out. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Thanks, Tricia! Those old recipes are the best! Great week to you!

  7. Yummo!! Love coleslaw....but always get the premixed dressing in the more!! This looks super easy and so delish Pam!!
    Thanks so much for popping over today on our visit to the potting shed ~ I knew we were kindred souls lol! We dodged the rain pretty good....and now that we're buttoned up in our houses, we're getting a good soak and then some right now!
    Have a super week...and keep those recipes coming ;)
    Karla & Karrie

  8. I adore coleslaw and am in a rut using the same recipe! I'm going to try your version next---it sounds wonderful!

  9. Sounds yummy and easy!

    Great for upcoming get togethers.

    M : )

  10. My mother used to make a similar recipe with Splenda. Thanks for reminding me, because I'm always on the lookout for a new cole slaw recipe!

  11. I love slaw too so will bear this dressing in mind.

  12. Coleslaw is simple salad but one of my favorite :)

  13. This looks like a perfect slaw dressing!

  14. Yes, I like the idea of simple and tasty...great dressing Pam!
    Have a wonderful week :)

  15. I like making the dressing up ahead of time like this when I'm cooking on site somewhere. That way I can mix it up just a few hours before serving instead of making it sit and get goopy for 12 or 18 hours by making it the night before. Great post, Pam.

  16. I love creamy slaw in the summer. It goes great with everything. Thanks for sharing - it looks delicious.

  17. You can never have too much black pepper in coleslaw. I think it's a law or something. ;-) This looks terrific -- and love the celery seed you've added. It works so well in slaw, don't you think? Thanks for this.


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