Ever tucked into an order of deli-counter coleslaw and wondered, ‘Where’s the crisp?’ We feel you! Lucky for all of us, a forkful of this homemade coleslaw recipe is so fresh that you’ll practically feel the crunch from head to toe.

Semi-sweet, semi-tangy and perfectly salted, this slaw is right in the middle of what you’d expect in this quintessential side. The easy-to-follow recipe makes proper use of fresh ingredients—even for the dressing—which means you don’t have to worry about added preservatives or loads of sugar.

It’s fantastically delicious so we won’t judge you for diving in right away, but the salad is even better when left overnight for the flavors to combine. Think you can wait that long? (We couldn’t!)

A delicious bowl of tangy coleslaw

Tangy Coleslaw Recipe

Break free from the green goop at the deli counter! Our quintessential coleslaw recipe is fresh, crispy and oh-so-delightfully tangy.


Yield: 6 -8 servings
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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, brown sugar, vinegar, celery seed, salt and pepper until completely smooth and well combined.
  • Empty the bag of coleslaw mix into a large mixing bowl and pour the dressing over it. Toss or stir until completely coated, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Not a fan of mayo? Try Greek yogurt as a healthier substitute!
Calories: 164kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 420mg, Potassium: 44mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g
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Tangy Coleslaw Recipe