Cajun Cole Slaw

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 20m
Ready In

"A zesty alternative to your usual slaw. Make this about an hour before serving so flavors have a chance to meld, or make the day before and refrigerate until ready to serve. To make this vegetarian, use vegetarian Worcestershire sauce. Cook time is refrigeration time."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (343.8 g)
  • Calories 142.6
  • Total Fat - 5.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.4 mg
  • Sodium - 675.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 8.4 g
  • Sugars - 11.8 g
  • Protein - 3.8 g
  • Calcium - 139.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 104.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, whisk the mayonnaise and mustard until combined. Add olive oil slowly while whisking and whisk until the mixture has returned to the original thickness of the mayo.

Step 2

Add the hot sauce, ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire and lemon juice, whisking completely after each addition.

Step 3

Stir in the garlic powder and salt and pepper.

Step 4

Place bell peppers, onion and cabbage in a large bowl, pour dressing over and toss to thoroughly combine.

Step 5

Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Step 6

Serve cold.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Mia in Germany

We enjoyed this salad very much! I cheated a bit and replaced half of the mayo with Greek yoghurt because I don't like mayo, so this way it wasn't so prominent. The only hot sauce I had was tabasco, so I went with that (not sure how another one would be different?). Will make this sauce again and try it on other salads, too! Thanks for posting. Made for Susie's World Tour 2018 / Creole Cajun / for the Fellowship of the Stove

review by:
(28 Aug 2018)


Based on the other reviews, I was expecting something special. What I got was... meh. All we could taste was ketchup and mustard. I used pre-shredded coleslaw mix, and used red, yellow, and purple bell pepper. This one just isn't a keeper for us, sorry.

review by:
(25 May 2017)


Great slaw that was wonderful with fish - but I think it would go with almost anything. I did shred/slice the vegetables in a food processor. Interesting dressing which made for a great slaw recipe. Thanks for sharing this keeper!

review by:
(10 Jul 2015)


I made half a cajun turkey and this coleslaw was like the frosting on the cake! We loved it. The ingredients blended so well together to make a really delicious coleslaw that will see repeats. My cousin, who is visiting, loved it so much she wrote down the recipe to take home with her. No greater compliment than that! Thank you Mikekey for a wonderful addition to my coleslaw recipes! Linda

(1 May 2015)


This is a great tasting coleslaw Mikekey. I made two slight changes using grainy mustard and red peppers which did not affect the outcome at all. I served this up as a side to grilled pork chops then again the next day with burgers and everyone enjoyed this recipe. Thx for sharing this here with us.

review by:
(10 Jul 2014)


This was a refreshing change. Since my hubby is on a low sodium diet, I couldn't add the salt, but I did add a dash of cajun seasoning. We liked the change! Thanks Mikekey!

review by:
(29 Jun 2014)