Sweet Coleslaw

So my food kick is still in full swing and today I'm actually in the kitchen cooking oxtails. Since it's done in the crockpot I can share the recipe with you one day. I didn't think of taking pictures but it's a meal that I usually do at least once a month. Usually when I cook something like that I like to incorporate a salad to go along nicely with it. Why? Because I'm almost I'm almost always cooking rice. It's a Caribbean thing as I like to say. While I love green salads sometimes I like making something a little bit sweeter and our Sweet Coleslaw recipe always hit the spot. This isn't your basic KFC coleslaw, oh no, this is even better but don't just take my word for it. If you don't believe believe me why not give it a try yourself. You'll never pay for your coleslaw again!

Here is what you'll need:

1 16-ounce bag shredded cabbage mix


1 green onion, sliced
1/4 cup red onion, diced small
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
2-3 tablespoon white vinegar
1-2 tablespoons white sugar
Juice of one small lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Add all of the dressing ingredients to a large bowl and whisk to combine. Start with the lower amount of white vinegar and sugar.

Taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings. You can add more of whatever you like and the remaining vinegar and sugar, if desired.

Add the cabbage mix to the dressing and toss to combine. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving, stirring every 10 minutes.

Coleslaw starts to break down and get watery after about two days, so I prefer to make smaller batches, but you can easily double or triple this recipe for a larger crowd. This fed my family of four as a side dish alongside sliders.

I used the bagged coleslaw mix, which makes the recipe quick and easy to make. To substitute the bagged mix, you could thinly slice green cabbage and add some shredded carrots.


  1. My mom makes this awesome homemade coleslaw with apple chunks in it. It's the best :)

    1. That one sounds really good Robin but I'm allergic to apples or I would so try it.

  2. You know I never knew how make cole slaw. Now at least I have a recipe to try.

  3. This sounds so good! Since I live in the South, I know a good coleslaw when I see it.

  4. Oxtails?? I think I prefer coleslaw. I've found that really good coleslaw is just that.. really good. When it's not good, you don't eat it. When it's YOURS, I bet I would.

  5. I love Cole Slaw and this looks like an awesome recipe. I wanna try it!

  6. I only like homemade coleslaw and mostly my own. This recipe looks great and I would actually eat this! That rarely happens - so I have keep this recipe and try it next week.

  7. I do like a vat of KFC coleslaw usually, but this looks fantastic too. I like the vinegar ingredient and think it probably gives it an amazing flavor! I'll be trying it soon!

  8. This sounds perfect for grilling days. It seems easy enough to whip up right before dinner as long as you have all the ingredients.

  9. Great recipe! I absolutely adore coleslaw although it never lasts long in my house!

  10. I do love a good slaw. The colder the better too. Yours looks so good!

  11. I do enjoy a good meal of coleslaw. My grandma made a great recipe when she was alive so I much try this one as it's similar.

  12. I never thought of adding buttermilk. My son is a huge fan of cole slaw. We make it all the time.

  13. I've never made homemade cole slaw but this just made me want to. Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to give it a try for an upcoming football party.

  14. It's been a while since I made or even had Coleslaw but this looks so good and its interesting you had buttermilk. The next time you make Oxtails ... add broad/butter beans .. idk what they are called in the states but its quite popular in Jamaica and it gives the Oxtail a nice taste and more body

  15. Ooh, that looks delicious and so refreshing! I love coleslaw!

  16. Oh this looks so delicious! I would rather make my own then buy one of the bagged ones. Perfect side dish for the chicken I am making on the weekend.

  17. Oh this looks yummy! Perfect for summer parties too!!