Perfect Southern Cole Slaw

December 5, 2020
Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten Cole Slaw

Hey, y’all! Today I’m excited to be sharing my recipe for the perfect southern cole slaw. I like many varieties of slaw – both sweet and tangy; while this variety is tangy, I’ll be sure to bring you a sweet version soon!

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Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten Cole Slaw

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Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten Cole Slaw

Perfect Southern Cole Slaw

JC Phelps
Cole slaw doesn't have to be a throw-away side dish. Try my Perfect Southern Cole Slaw and never look back!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6 servings
Calories 568 kcal


  • 2 lbs. chopped cabbage I buy it already chopped & bagged in the grocery store — the variety with green cabbage, purple cabbage, and carrots
  • 1 3/4 c. mayonnaise recommended: Duke’s
  • 1/4 c. dijon mustard recommended: Grey Poupon
  • 2.5 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. whole grain mustard
  • 1.5 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. celery flakes
  • 1 tbsp. black pepper
  • 1-1.5 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder


  • Place cabbage + carrot mixture in a large mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, dijon mustard, sugar, apple cider vinegar, celery flakes, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder. Add desired amount of dressing to the cabbage, mixing until well-incorporated. I recommend putting about 2/3 of the mixture on and scaling up from there (I like it all, personally, but some want less).
  • Can be served cold or at room temperature; I prefer it cold.




Sodium: 1019mgCalcium: 119mgVitamin C: 60mgVitamin A: 314IUSugar: 13gFiber: 7gPotassium: 563mgCholesterol: 29mgCalories: 568kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 8gFat: 52gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 22gIron: 2mg
Keyword cole slaw, perfect southern cole slaw
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