Creamy Coleslaw Dressing


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.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
12 servings


  • cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • cup white sugar

  • 3 tablespoons low-fat milk

  • 1 lemon, juiced

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon garlic and herb seasoning blend (such as Mrs. Dash®)

  • ½ teaspoon celery seed, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. 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.

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 (per serving)

127 Calories
11g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 179mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 29mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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