Fast and Easy Coleslaw

I love coleslaw as a side, but I really love it on a pulled pork (on the smoker) sandwich or using the Soda Pop Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. This coleslaw comes together in 5 minutes and is packed with flavor! It is the perfect side dish for your summer BBQs!

Homemade Coleslaw in a white dish.

Coleslaw Ingredients

Did I mention that this recipe comes together in minutes? The ingredient are simple but I am betting you have everything on hand, except maybe the bag of coleslaw!

The ingredients are so basic but make this easy homemade coleslaw so yummy!

You will need a bag of coleslaw. This is found by the bags of lettuce and bagged salads in the produce section of your grocery store.

It usually will have the shredded cabbage, slivered carrots (matchstick carrots) and maybe some shredded red cabbage (it just depends on the brand).

Take out any large pieces of cabbage- nobody wants that!

A hand holding large pieces of cabbage in the bagged coleslaw that need to be removed from the coleslaw.

For the dressing you need: mayonnaise (full fat, not Miracle Whip), white sugar, cider vinegar (or apple cider vinegar), lemon juice, onion salt, kosher salt and black pepper! That is it!

Making Easy Coleslaw

I told you this recipe takes 5 minutes, and it really is that fast!

Dump the bagged coleslaw mix in a large bowl.

Then mix up your dressing ingredients in a smaller bowl or in a glass measuring cup. Give it a good whisk and adjust the seasonings to your liking.

Colleslaw dressing

Then just pour the dressing over the cabbage mix in the bowl and give it a good toss/mix.

coleslaw dressing being poured  on cabbage mix

NOTE: The dressing will settle at the bottom of the bowl as it sits, so give it a toss again to redistribute the dressing as needed!

Easy Homemade Coleslaw | The Butcher's Wife

What to Eat with your Coleslaw

I LOVE coleslaw on pulled pork sandwiches. It adds a bit of crunch and fresh flavor to the pulled pork that is perfection with the BBQ sauce and meat.

pulled pork sandwich with homemade coleslaw

This Coleslaw is so good on its own as a salad or side dish and it is perfect for picnics, BBQs, pool parties and game day.

You can store any leftovers in the fridge for a day or two, after that it will become a bit soggy and not as tasty! Just give it a good stir the next day before eating it again!

Bowl of coleslaw

Hope you enjoy!

For my Pulled Pork Recipes try my Pulled Pork on the Smoker and my super easy, super yummy Soda Pop Slow Cooker Pulled Pork.

Baby Back Ribs are amazing to eat with this coleslaw.

For another side dish that is perfect for BBQs, try my Crock Pot Party Potatoes.

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Homemade Coleslaw in a white dish.

Fast and Easy Coleslaw

This coleslaw is fast and easy to make and perfect as side dish for your BBQ or loaded on a pulled pork sandwich!
Makes about 5 cups
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings (about 1/2 cup each)


  • 1 bag (14 oz.) Coleslaw
  • 2/3 cup mayo
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • black pepper to taste


  • Mix up all the ingredients and then pour over the coleslaw. Mix until the coleslaw is covered evenly.
    This can be stored in the fridge for up to 4-5 days, but will need to be stirred when serving again to mix up the sauce that will settle at the bottom.


Try this Coleslaw on a Pulled Pork Sandwich! It is the perfect addition to the saucy and sweet pork! 

Nutrition information is automatically calculated and should only be used as an approximation.

Serving: 1Serving (about 1/2 cup) | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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