Dave's Coleslaw

Dave's Coleslaw

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"This is a recipe I have worked on for a while and I think it is just about right. It goes well with just about anything from fried fish to hamburgers, and is to die for on a pulled pork sandwich. If you are going to use it with Q, reduce the amount of dressing you add to the cabbage so it's not too sloppy. For best results refrigerate over night to allow flavors to marry."


8 h 20 m servings 215 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 462 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, mix the cabbage, carrot, sweet onion, green onions, and dill pickle.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, buttermilk, dill pickle juice, vinegar, mustard, sugar, cayenne pepper, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Mash together the remaining salt and garlic, and whisk into the dressing. Drizzle dressing over the slaw, and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight, before serving.
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  1. 114 Ratings


This was my first attempt at making cole slaw and I had great results. Just want to note that I substituted the dill pickle and pickle juice for sweet relish--just a personal preference. Also, I...

this is the only recipe i will be using from now on. i didn't have a pickle, so i used a tablespoon of dill relish instead. also decreased sugar to 1/4 cup. tasted great and got better with a...

I have spent years looking for a great cole slaw recipe and this IS IT! Tart, tangy perfectly balanced - Dave you did it - Thank you!

I made this coleslaw for a potluck and it was pretty good (on day one). A few days later I made a fish dinner and thought I would serve the coleslaw as a side. It was awesome! So much better ...

Excellent and easy cole slaw dressing, but WAY too much of it!

Delicious! Perfect levels of tang & sweet.

I have tried many different varieties of coleslaw. This is by far the best ever! Thanks Dave, with just a few minor changes to suit my family, it was delicious. I left out the carrots & added to...

I have to say, I was very surprised when I made this recipe. I thought that adding the mustard would ruin this, but it didn't. I had about 25 guests that I made this for and everyone loved it! I...

I just thought this recipe tasted ok. I followed the recipe as stated except for scaling back to 6 servings. I only let the flavors blend in the fridge for 4 hours initally before serving. I ...