Duke’s Southern Coleslaw

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Southern Coleslaw


  • 1 cup Duke's Mayonnaise
  • 6 cups chopped cabbage (red, green, carrot mix)
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. of Sauer's Black Pepper


1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.

2. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Recipe Story

No cookout’s spread is complete without a side of tangy coleslaw. Paired with sizzling, juicy burgers, charred hot dogs, or smoky-sweet barbecue, coleslaw’s combination of fresh, crunchy carrots and cabbage, tart lemon juice, and a bit of sugar provides a delicious contrast to tender, savory grilled meats. Flavor and texture aside, one of coleslaw’s most significant virtues is simple: a cool spoonful of southern coleslaw offers a much-needed reprieve from the sweltering summertime heat, making the dish an essential side at any cookout or picnic. Though there are thousands of different coleslaw recipes, it’s common knowledge that all the best coleslaw dishes are made with Duke’s Mayonnaise. Duke’s tangy kick and creamy texture elevate a common side dish to a mouthwatering cookout staple.

Cool, creamy, and light, Duke’s Southern Coleslaw can be whipped up in no time. With only six ingredients – Duke’s Mayonnaise, cabbage and carrot mix, sugar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper – this coleslaw recipe is refreshingly simple. For adventurous home cooks looking to create a more complex dish, Duke’s coleslaw recipe serves as an ideal base for experimenting with an array of ingredients. From incorporating fresh herbs like cilantro and parsley to adding an unexpected combination of Granny Smith apples and poppy seeds, this basic tangy coleslaw is an ideal canvas for trying new takes on a classic cookout dish.

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  1. I gave the recipe a 3 star. The coleslaw dressing was a little bland.

  2. My family and friends love this recipe. We have made it for years like this for potlucks, church dinners and even at home, but we didn’t add the lemon juice until just recently. Love it, 5 stars all the way!

  3. Dukes mayonnaise makes all the difference in a recipe! I couldn’t remember the exact measures on the mayo, sugar or acid (lemon juice) in coleslaw since I really don’t make it but around six times a year, and searched for a recipe similar to how I usually make it & found this. I’ve never added milk or buttermilk when making coleslaw because as the slaw sits it has always become juicier & so many recipes called for adding it – which wasn’t what I was looking for. I always use apple cider vinegar in place of the lemon juice in my slaw but the measurements are the same. I just like the little tang the vinegar gives. I also add a couple tablespoons of sweet pickle relish to my ingredients when stirring them together. I am glad this recipe tells you it is okay to adjust & add other ingredients that you like to dress it up to your own tastes. It deserves 5 stars as it is listed as an ideal base & I’ve pinned it to my tablet to find again in the future. Thank you, Dukes!

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