Coleslaw is one of my all-time favorite foods if it has a nice, creamy dressing. After doing some research, making dozens of different dressings, and trying to find the flavor that I like, I came up with this dressing for coleslaw that became a hit. I'm always asked for this recipe. What surprised me was at a potluck when a culinary chef asked me for my recipe. He told me that it was one of the best he had ever tasted since he had left the southern part of the USA.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk mayonnaise, buttermilk, sugar, milk, lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, garlic and herb seasoning blend, celery seed, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Cook's Note:

My vegetables for coleslaw are: 8 cups finely chopped cabbage, 1/4 cup shredded carrot, 1/4 cup thinly sliced red radish, 2 whole green onions or 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced. Mix cabbage, carrots, red radishes, and onions. Stir dressing in to your vegetables and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. We like it better if I let it sit overnight; it becomes even creamier and better-tasting.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 7g 2% DV; fat 11g 17% DV; cholesterol 5.2mg 2% DV; sodium 179.4mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2016
This dressing is exactly what we were looking for. Creamy and delicious - not too tart, not too sweet. I didn't actually measure the ingredients, but this turned out exceptional. I used whole milk instead of lowfat milk because dairy fat is actually not your enemy and I probably didn't put a full 1/3 c of sugar but it was close. That said, this recipe is great and I highly recommend it. My people, whom are notoriously critical of all food, loved it. Read More
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18 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2015
I mixed this up in the morning so the flavors had all day to meld. I was a little worried as the dressing is very thin. I mixed it with the slaw and gave it a few hours to blend. The taste is very good and it made a nice cole slaw but there was a lot of liquid in the bottom of the bowl. Would have liked it a tad better had the dressing been thicker. Served it with 'Jan's Loaded Pizza Fries' from AR and we enjoyed a nice dinner. Thanks rlt11_NMC for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2016
This dressing is exactly what we were looking for. Creamy and delicious - not too tart, not too sweet. I didn't actually measure the ingredients, but this turned out exceptional. I used whole milk instead of lowfat milk because dairy fat is actually not your enemy and I probably didn't put a full 1/3 c of sugar but it was close. That said, this recipe is great and I highly recommend it. My people, whom are notoriously critical of all food, loved it. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2015
I have made this several times my whole family loves it. Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2018
I made this exactly as written except based on some reviews about it being too thin I left out the low-fat milk. It is Delicious! The tanginess is perfect and blended beautifully with my broccoli slaw with dried cranberries and slivered almonds. My family loved it too and said it was better than any store-bought dressing. Thank you for this Great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/03/2019
Very good. I will use this recipe from now on.it does turn out quite thin. Use less liquid if you want a thicker dressing which is what I will do next time. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2018
Exceptional taste for just a few ingredients! I didn t have a whole lemon so I juiced the half I had and then minced about a tablespoon of rind and tossed into the salad. Otherwise made it according to the recipe. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2020
Very flavourful. Good recipe. I halved the ingredients for two adults and we have left over dressing we ate looking forward to eating. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2018
Love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2020
I had to make a change to this because I don't like sweet dressings. I removed the sugar but followed everything else to a "T". She is right. This is truly the best recipe I have tried. I LOVE the buttermilk addition! I am neither from the South or in the South but I love many of their recipes for the simple flavors. DELISH! Read More