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My Coleslaw Recipe is More Tempting Than Chocolate

Best Darn Coleslaw Recipe in the World

There’s nothing better than good ole Southern coleslaw on a hot afternoon. It makes the best snack and pick me upper and lets be honest, it’s better for us than sweet treats which would be my second choice. I’ve been told that I make the best darn coleslaw in the world so I’m going to own that title. I don’t know how I ended up perfecting my recipe, but I did. It’s perfect and ready for you to try. Before I share, let me just say that Paula Dean is my hero. I’ve tried the lady’s coleslaw and I admit that it’s pretty good (that’s putting it mildly). I try to use as many of her recipes as possible because they are the absolute best. However, when it comes to my coleslaw, Paula Dean, you’ve got a rival. In fact, my coleslaw recipe is more tempting than chocolate. I’d even go so far as to say that you could save your marriage using my coleslaw recipe (because if this don’t make you pucker up, nothing will). In all seriousness, don’t quote me on that, lol. I just know some crazy person is going to go ballistic on me because that didn’t work…

You can make the coleslaw green or purple or use both colors in one dish. You can usually get a purple head for $1 at Walmart. I stick to green when it’s just for adults but for the kids, it’s much easier to get them to eat “Barney Food” which they love more than ice cream, than it is to get them to eat coleslaw which they absolutely won’t eat. Don’t even try to touch that. If you’re a mom/grandma/aunt/sitter… you get it.

Best Darn Coleslaw Recipe in the World:

Gather your ingredients which are as follow…

Cabbage
Baby Carrots
Onion
Dill Relish
Sour Cream
Lime Juice
Apple Cider Vinegar
Salt
Pepper

Wash all of your veggies really well. I’m a clean freak in the worst way. I wash everything and then I wash it again.

Best Darn Coleslaw Recipe in the World

Best Darn Coleslaw Recipe in the World

We like our cabbage chopped up really well so I use my (amazon associate link as follows) food processor. This takes awhile because I haven’t invested in a bigger one yet.

Chop 1 head of cabbage, green or purple, one or the other or 1/2 each or however you want to mix it up, a handful of baby carrots and 1/2 onion.

Best Darn Coleslaw Recipe in the World

Best Darn Coleslaw Recipe in the World

Best Darn Coleslaw Recipe in the World

Best Darn Coleslaw Recipe in the World

Add the following as follows:

1/4 cup of dill relish. 1/4 cup of vinegar. 1/4 cup of lime juice. 1 cup of sour cream. 1 tablespoon salt. 1 teaspoon pepper.

Mix it all together and chill for an hour or so. The longer it sits, the better it taste. Stir well before serving.

Best Darn Coleslaw Recipe in the World

What secret ingredient do you like to add to your coleslaw recipe?

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32 Comments

  1. Inspiring Kitchen

    September 2, 2016 at 11:53 am

    who would not love this salad. The color is just amazing :)

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:17 pm

      Thank you. It’s so tasty and good fiber too :).

  2. Melissa Dixon

    September 2, 2016 at 10:00 am

    I have always been a big fan of coleslaw but unfortunately I am unable to eat it anymore due to medical issues. I would have loved to try this recipe but my mom still eats it and she loves it too, I will have to share with her!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      Sorry to hear about your medical issues. I’d love to know if your mom ever tries my recipe, how she likes it.

  3. Michelle

    September 2, 2016 at 9:37 am

    We are cole slaw obsessed in this house and this sounds great! I love how you used lime juice in the recipe – yum!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Everything just blends in for a perfect taste. I hope you’ll try my recipe sometime. I’d love some feedback on it because I’m considering adding it to a cookbook.

  4. Jocelyn Cañasa Brown

    September 2, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Yum! That does definitely look like the best! I have to try it and see how many things I can put it on! lol. Like my hot dogs this weekend!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:20 pm

      It is amazing on hot dogs and BBQ sammy’s. Goes great with chicken and grilled chops too. Baked fish as well.

  5. Gwendolyn Mulholland

    September 1, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    This looks really good and I must be honest that I usually buy the dressing from the store so that I can save time. I might just have to make it from scratch next time.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:28 pm

      It can be time consuming to make. I need to invest in a larger food processor because we like our cabbage chopped small and it takes a good while in my small processor. It’s worth it though.

  6. Jaime Nicole

    September 1, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    This looks really good! I’m not a huge cole slaw fan but this sounds nice and tangy with the addition of the apple cider vinegar!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      I won’t eat anyone’s coleslaw but mine because everyone that I know usually uses sweet relish and mayo. That doesn’t taste good to me lol.

  7. Liz Mays

    September 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm

    Ooh, I may have to see if my boyfriend would want to try this instead of the usual coleslaw. I might be a nice change of pace and it would be easy to swap ingredients.

  8. Sarah

    September 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    This slaw recipe looks delicious, I have to make it up. It’s been a while since I have eaten slaw!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      Thank you. I usually only make it twice a month (but I’d eat it every day if I could) due to the amount of time it takes to make.

  9. mitch

    September 1, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    I love cole slaw! I could eat it every day as long as it is next to a chicken cutlet!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      Oh yum, I’ll have to try that next time. We had it with (on) BBQ sandwiches last time.

  10. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    September 1, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    I’m a huge fan of coleslaw, but for some reason, I never made it from scratch at home. I definitely want to try your recipe, because it sounds easy and delicious.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      If you try it, please tell me how you like it. I’d love some feedback on it besides friends and family who beg me to make it for them lol. I don’t know if they are just being kind or if it’s all that.

  11. Christy Garrett

    September 1, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I don’t eat coleslaw very often. If I do, I usually just buy it from the store already made or at a restaurant.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      That’s the easiest way to do it if you’re in a hurry.

  12. lisa

    September 1, 2016 at 11:46 am

    I’ve never made cole slaw on my own before. This recipe sounds good and the pictures are amazing!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      Thank you. My daughters have never made it either. They talk mommy into doing it for them lol. I’m trying to teach the grand daughters though.

  13. Heather S-G

    September 1, 2016 at 10:18 am

    This does sound pretty darn amazing. My daughter and I are huge coleslaw fans, so I’m going to have to give it a try. But….I’m not sure what dill relish is. Is it chopped up dill pickles? Or is it the herb? I’m thinking I see pickles in the finished photo, but I want to make sure.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      I buy my dill relish where sweet relish is sold. It’s by the pickles at our Walmart.

  14. Dee

    September 1, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Everyone makes coleslaw so differently. I have never had it with sour cream it. I grew up with my grandmother using Dukes mayo for it, but I am willing to give this recipe a try!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      I’ve never heard of Dukes mayo but then again, I’ve never bought any mayo lol.

  15. Jeanette

    September 1, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I have not had cole slaw for years! This looks amazing!! I need to do this! Sour cream is such a good idea!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 5, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      I use sour cream in anything that calls for mayo. I’ve never liked mayo and neither does my sister. She uses Randy dressing in everything that calls for mayo.

  16. Stephanie

    September 1, 2016 at 4:49 am

    I did not know there was sour cream in cole slaw. Interesting. I never seen a recipe for this before. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 1, 2016 at 5:50 am

      I don’t eat mayo so I use sour cream in place of it.

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