Cole Slaw Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Recipe

This Cole Slaw Recipe is delicious and is a great way to add raw cabbage to your diet (fiber). It's nutritious!

This restaurant recipe for Cole slaw is very popular with restaurant customers (and my home guests, as well), especially during the spring and summer months. It is now a favorite restaurant recipe.

Only the traditional potato salad is as popular.

Cole Slaw Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Serves 4. Enjoy!


  • 1 small head of green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 very small amount of red cabbage, thinly sliced for color
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • Poppy seeds (optional)
  • Dressing Mix (see below)

Note:  You can use 1 package of prepared cole slaw mix from the grocery store if available. Such a mixture usually has all the above ingredients.

Cole Slaw Dressing Recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes. Serves 4.

This dressing will last 2 weeks in the refrigerator if you wish to make a larger amount.

Ingredients for Restaurant Salad Dressing:

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2/3 teaspoons salt
  • 2/3 teaspoons celery seed
  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoons mustard (or to taste)
  • Dash of white pepper



  • Add any other vegetables you like to the slaw mix
  • Combine all dressing ingredients and mix well
  • Add only enough dressing to slaw mix to moisten well
  • Refrigerate
  • Adjust additional dressing to your taste as some prefer light dressing and others favor heavier dressing
  • Lightly sprinkle top with poppy seeds if desired

Note:  I recommend you add the dressing to your cole slaw mix just before serving to avoid the slaw becoming soggy. Also the poppy seeds if using.

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Enjoy your restaurant recipe and the company of those you share it with! - Donna

Did you know? Cole slaw probably became popular in America when a deli owner (Richard Hellmann) in New York City created a formula for bottled mayonnaise in 1912. It was a quick and easy dressing for shredded cabbage.