Perfect Slaw

  • Servings : 8-10
  • Prep Time : 45m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 60m

As easy as 1-2-3.

Starting the dressing with mayonnaise.

Adding the carrots.

Adding the carrots.

Final stir to combine all the slaw ingredients.

Final stir to combine all the slaw ingredients.


  • 1. Brine:
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage, all white or mixed with red, doesn’t matter
  • 2. Dressing:
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup + 2 TB granulated sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dry mustard, optional
  • ¼ tsp celery seed, optional
  • 3. Additions:
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • ½ cup grated green pepper, optional
  • ¼ cup grated onion


Step 1

Sprinkle salt, sugar, and vinegar over shredded cabbage. Toss to combine. Let sit for 30 minutes to 1 hour. Stir occasionally. Drain and squeeze dry by dumping entire contents into the center of a flour sack (aka lint free), pulling up the corners, and wringing water out over the sink. Place dried cabbage in a large bowl. Proceed with recipe.

Step 2

Mix together dressing by adding mayonnaise, and sugar to a medium size bowl and stirring until incorporated. Add vinegar, salt, dry mustard, and celery seed and stir again. Pour dressing over cabbage. Toss.

Step 3

Stir in carrots, peppers, and onions. Give a good stir again. Adjust salt if necessary. Chill.


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