Kittencal's Famous Coleslaw

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"I make this for weddings, large socials and in the summer BBQ parties, and there is never anything left it all goes and everyone wants the recipe! **** For one 16-ounce package coleslaw mix, use the following amounts; 1/2 cup mayonnaise/ 2-1/2 tablespoons milk/ 2-1/2 tablespoons buttermilk/ 1-1/2 tablespoons vinegar/ 1-1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice/ 3-1/2 tablespoons sugar/ 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder/ 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, or to taste"

Original is 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (198.7 g)
  • Calories 160.2
  • Total Fat - 6.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 9.5 mg
  • Sodium - 585.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.5 g
  • Sugars - 15.1 g
  • Protein - 2.6 g
  • Calcium - 87.8 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 45.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a food processor chop the cabbage into small pieces (should look like about the size of confetti) or shred the cabbage.

Step 2

Transfer to a large bowl.

Step 3

With a fine shredder, shred the peeled carrots, then hand-squeeze to remove as much moisture as possible; add to the bowl.

Step 4

Chop the green onion finely; add to the cabbage/carrot mixture along with the celery seed.

Step 5

Mix the three veggies all together with a wooden spoon.

Step 6

For the dressing; in a bowl whisk together all the dressing ingredients starting with the lower amounts then adding in and adjusting to suit taste but using 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar.

Step 7

Pour over the veggies in the bowl, and mix well to combine.

Step 8

Store covered in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight (overnight is better) to blend flavors.


No special items needed.

59 Reviews


I've no idea what the excitement is all about. I followed the recipe to the letter and came up with what I feel is "so-so" or "ok" coleslaw. It was not "bad", but after eating about 1/3 and trying to make it better, I dumped it. I'm not a slaw snob. I like KFC which this may be related to (but not as good), many slaws from BBQ places, delis, etc. but this did not do it for me. All I'm asking for is a sweet, creamy coleslaw.


review by:
(10 Jun 2023)


It's that time of year again where coleslaw becomes a staple in my house. I finally tried this one, and I am proud to announce that it is so much better than mine that I threw my recipe in the trash, and this will be my GO TO from now on! Loads of flavor, seriously delicious and my crew loved it, even the little ones! I doubled it to feed 20 of us, and it made a lot. When I left the bowl was scraped clean, so there you go! Worth 10 stars any day of the week!


review by:
(11 Jun 2021)


So happy I made this ahead to give the ingredients a while to mingle. This is so full of flavor and delicious! Best coleslaw I have had!


review by:
(16 Apr 2020)


After trying this I can see why it is famous. Loved this with our lobster!


review by:
(3 Aug 2019)

Seaside Helene

I made this and then let it sit in the fridge for a good 10 hours so that the flavors could mingle. One awesome coleslaw!


review by:
(26 Jul 2019)


Delicious with steak and potatoes off the grill, and would be great with just about anything! Make sure you make it ahead of time so the flavors can mingle. We loved it and I will make this again soon.


review by:
(12 May 2019)

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