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12 Easy Coleslaw Recipes

Updated May 03, 2018

When it comes to BBQs, picnics, and casual summer get-togethers, there's just nothing better than good, old-fashioned coleslaw. Whether you prefer vinegar-based coleslaw or creamy coleslaw recipes, we've got all the recipes for coleslaw you could ever want. From Southern coleslaw to the super-fast coleslaw dressings, you're sure to find a new favorite go-to favorite amongst these coleslaw ideas below.

One of the best things about a great slaw recipe is that it can go with just about everything! Whether you're serving meat or fish, there's a slaw to complement your meal. Check out our easy, simple, and quick ideas below.

Creamy Coleslaw Recipes

Creamy coleslaw recipes are always a crowd favorite. These traditional coleslaw dressing recipes come together in a snap, and pair well with just about anything you're serving.  You can use any of these easy coleslaw recipes for ribs, hot dogs, fried fish...you name it! They're sure to be a hit with your gang!

Vinegar-Based Slaw Recipes

Vinegar-based slaws are lighter than their creamier cousins, and they always pack a tangy flavor punch. Vinegar coleslaw goes great on sandwiches, pulled pork, or any other meat, and they're a great option for those who don't prefer to eat mayo. Try one of these favorite simple faves today!

Coleslaw Recipes with a Twist

Shake things up with one of these creative coleslaw ideas. These easy coleslaw recipes are anything but basic, and they all make great side dishes for grilling and picnic meals. If you're having a themed meal, these coleslaws would fit in perfectly. (Your next Hawaiian luau cookout is a great time to make our Hawaiian Coleslaw!)

How Long Does Cole Slaw Last?
Coleslaw is one of those tasty recipes that is easy to make and bulk and serve with several meals. Leftover slaw can easily be added to the next night's meal and it is even tasty on some sandwiches! If you're keeping leftover slaw in the fridge, it should last about 3-5 days depending on the freshness of your ingredients. After that, we recommend making a new batch to ensure that the dish and tasty and safe to eat!

If you're serving coleslaw at your party, it lasts a smaller amount of time when sitting at room temperature. Once coleslaw has been out for more than 2 hours, it is time to toss it. We recommend slipping it into the fridge once your guests have gone for seconds to ensure that it keeps.

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This issue has come up publically before. Do not worry about the mayo -- commercial mayo is loaded with preservatives and will not spoil under normal picnic use. It is ONIONS that spoil, so leave them out.a comment...

Coleslaw is a big favorite during bbq season. However, I always worry about the mayo going bad. Now I have some options without mayo that I am sure my family will love!

Love the German Coleslaw recipe. It reminds me of my grandma Irma who was from Germany. She made great coleslaw and the best German potato salad!

Yum! I can't wait to try the southern slaw recipe.

I didn't always like coleslaw, but now that I do, I'm excited to try out all these different recipes. I think I'll start with the Vinegar Coleslaw, since I prefer those kinds to the creamy coleslaw varieties. Thanks!

I'm not a huge fan of coleslaw, but my family loves it. I think they'll love the freezer slaw!

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