This tangle of cabbage and carrot is dressed with a balance of tangy mustard, mayonnaise, and creamy sour cream to create the standard slaw.

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Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk together mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, mayonnaise, and sour cream in a small bowl. Refrigerate dressing, covered, until ready to use, or up to 2 days.

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  • Put cabbage, carrots, and onion (if desired) in a large bowl. Pour in dressing, and toss thoroughly. Refrigerate, covered, until slaw begins to soften, 1 to 2 hours. If not using immediately, refrigerate, covered, up to 2 days. Just before serving, toss coleslaw again.

Reviews (12)

404 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 97
  • 3 star values: 139
  • 2 star values: 74
  • 1 star values: 21
Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2018
Best cole slaw I have ever eaten!
Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2014
Great recipe. This was my second time making coleslaw- I really appreciated the addition of sour cream, lemon & the dijon mustard. Not too heavy, good balance of tangy and savory flavors. Even better the next day!
Rating: Unrated
05/09/2014
Beautiful recipe --- a great base version that you can tweak & add a few other additions as your preference requires. I love the addition of a granny smith apple & a little fresh parsley. I tend to skip purple cabbage as always more expensive than basic cabbage --- and, it always bleeds. The apple & onion addition as a little bit more depth to Martha's GREAT starting point.
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05/05/2014
This recipe is very good. I do not understand people that give a good review then changes the recipe differently. Then writes what would have made it better!
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05/24/2011
Tasty & tangy! I added 1/4 C of chopped green onions for more flavor and turns out very well:)
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06/19/2010
I used maple syrup instead of sugar and it added a nice, full sweetness rather than a bright sweetness.
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07/06/2009
Along with the apple, a small handful of dried cranberries would be great!
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04/19/2009
This is a great recipe! I add one chopped fuji apple to add some sweetness without adding sugar! It is sooo good! :)
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06/07/2008
well how can i describe?simply i like as dessert
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05/20/2008
The recipe is below the photo. Enjoy!
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04/07/2008
Uhhh, where exactly is the recipe? All I see is a picture...
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12/31/2007
You would have thought my guests had never eaten cole slaw from the raves this side dish drew! It was crispy and creamy -- worth taking the time to make from scratch (and a great use for a mandoline).