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Quick Homemade Coleslaw

If you’re looking for a quick homemade Coleslaw recipe, look no further! This easy coleslaw recipe is just what you need for all your summer grilling. I use a mix of purple cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, red onion, mayo, and lemon juice for a creamy coleslaw without sour cream.

If you’re looking for more simple side dishes, be sure to check out my Garlic Lemon Sweet Potato Fries, The Best Refrigerator Pickles, or my Garlic Ranch Pretzels.

quick homemade coleslaw recipe

Why You'll Love This Recipe

You will love this quick Homemade Coleslaw recipe because it is so easy to make. It starts with chopped purple and green cabbage. I use a large grater and grate the carrots. And then I slice onions thin and add all the veggies to a bowl. I add the mayo, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix it up and you’re done!

It is literally that easy! This creamy coleslaw without sour cream is a dairy free coleslaw that you can serve with so many things! I love making this quick Homemade Coleslaw recipe with my Grilled BBQ Chicken. I also love serving this with my Grilled Turkey Burgers.

quick homemade coleslaw recipe

Ingredients for Quick Homemade Coleslaw

Organic Purple Cabbage

Organic Green Cabbage

Organic Carrots

Organic Mayo

Organic Lemon

Frontier Co-Op Fine Sea Salt

Frontier Co-Op Organic Black Pepper

Tools Needed

Mixing Bowl

quick homemade coleslaw recipe

How to Make Quick Homemade Coleslaw

Step 1

Add the sliced purple and green cabbage, grated carrots, sliced onions, mayo, and lemon juice to a bowl. Mix it up. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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quick homemade coleslaw recipe


What can I serve with coleslaw?

This quick Homemade Coleslaw recipe is good with so many things! Basically anything you are grilling, this quick homemade Coleslaw recipe makes an amazing side dish. Try serving this with my Simple Grilled Chicken Kabobs, Grilled Turkey Burgers, Smash Burgers, or my Summer Steak Skillet.

How long does homemade coleslaw last?

Homemade coleslaw will last up to 3 days in the fridge. I don’t like to let it sit in the fridge for longer than that as I find it starts to become soggy. It’s better to make smaller batches and make it more often, then make a large batch if you don’t eat it all.

How should I store homemade coleslaw?

Store homemade coleslaw in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. I like to make coleslaw fresh and eat most of it as I don’t think it tastes as good the longer it sits around.

Why go organic?

You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.

Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

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Quick Homemade Coleslaw

Mimi Council
Try this quick Homemade Coleslaw recipe for a simple side dish to burgers, hot dogs, steaks, and more!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Makes 3 cups
Calories 175 kcal



  • 1 cup sliced purple sliced cabbage
  • 1 cup sliced green sliced cabbage
  • 1 cup largely grated carrots
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onions
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add the sliced purple and green cabbage, grated carrots, sliced onions, mayo, and lemon juice to a bowl. Mix it up.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


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Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 2gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 161mgPotassium: 321mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 7502IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 1mg
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