Summer is basically here, and with the warm weather and blooming flowers comes that smoky, comforting smell that can only mean one thing: it’s BBQ season. Time for charcoal-grilled hamburgers, sweet roasted corn, charred hot dogs and sloppy meals of chicken smothered in barbecue sauce. Any entrée made on the grill is bound to be a treat, and there is no better accompaniment than a side of sweet, tangy and crunchy coleslaw. Here is a recipe for this classic and satisfying all-American side dish.


Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 0 min
Total Time: 10 min

Servings: 5

½ red or green cabbage, grated
2 large carrots, grated
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sugar
½ cup white vinegar

1. Whisk the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together in a small bowl.
2. Grate the carrots and cabbage (Note: you can usually buy pre-grated coleslaw mix at the store to save even more time!).
3. Pour dressing over the grated cabbage and carrots, and mix together.
4. Serve as a side, use as a topping or eat as a snack.

quick coleslaw recipe

Photo by Kirby Barth