Maybe you want to cook for your dad this weekend – apparently, it’s Father’s Day on Sunday. Or maybe you want to make something special for someone else in your life. Maybe you live in a place where the sun actually shines, and you’re planning a barbecue. Or a picnic! And maybe you’ve been thinkin’ about coleslaw. Maybe you’ve been thinkin’ about coleslaw, and you’re thinkin’ – I’m gunna makes me some coleslaw. I’m gunna makes me some coleslaw right good like.

If this is the case, and you are indeed thinkin’ about slaw, you’re going to want to try this slaw. This ain’t no fancy slaw. It ain’t got no mango or peanuts or fancy leafy things. This here slaw is your classic slaw. A classic, creamy slaw. Slaw you could eat beside some fried chicken. Slaw you could eat with a picnic sandwich.

This makes a huge honkin’ bowl of slaw. Like really big. When you take a medium-sized head of cabbage and chop it up small, it kinda fills a bowl. But that’s good. It’ll feed a lot of people. And those people will be happy. So those people are unlikely to resist when you tell them that they are in charge of clean up.

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Classic Creamy Coleslaw – adapted slightly from The Galley Gourmet who adapted it from The Cotton Country Collection, by The Junior League of Monroe – download and print

  • 1 medium green cabbage, quartered, cored, and thinly sliced or grated
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
  • 4 green onions, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • salt and black pepper to taste
In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, carrots, scallions, and parsley.  In a separate small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss thoroughly until combined. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


  1. Chuck Norris on June 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I approve of this here coleslaw.

    • movita on June 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

      I’m betting you eat it whilst on the Total Gym XLS.

  2. Rosiebeaucoup on June 14, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I had this Cole Slaw at Movita’s on Sunday. And leftovers Sunday night. And Monday night.
    Warning! It is addictive.

  3. emmalina73 on June 14, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    So in your story about coleslaw am I sitting on a wagon outside a shack, unwashed with a big hat on and a scruffy beard playing the banjo?

    I hope that is not a coleslaw prerequisite because I quite fancy it as it happens. I will simply omit any yeehawwing. It just isn’t cricket.

    • movita on June 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      Yah. And your name is Cletus.

      Feel free to yeehaw.

  4. movita beaucoup on May 12, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in June 2011. Happy baking!