Basic Coleslaw Recipe

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This is a very basic coleslaw recipe that my Nana used to make. Nothing fancy but it it is a basic traditional coleslaw recipe.


  • 6 c. shredded cabbage
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 2/3 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 tbs. vinegar (cider or white)
  • 2 tbs. vegetable oil (I use canola)
  • 2 1/2 tbs. sugar, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, or to taste


  1. This couldn’t be easier!
  2. Toss the cabbage and carrots together in a large bowl mixing them so they are distributed evenly.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the mayo, vinegar, oil, sugar, celery salt, and salt.
  4. Gently mix the wet ingredients in to the carrot/cabbage combo.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving to blend flavors.