Buttermilk Coleslaw

Buttermilk Coleslaw

Light and tangy, Buttermilk Coleslaw just screams summertime with anything you pair it will.

Buttermilk Coleslaw

It’s glorious with grilled chicken, ribs, and sandwiches, especially on pulled pork.

Buttermilk Coleslaw

I’m a tremendous fan of Nampa cabbage.  I love how curly and colorful it is.  It adds a pretty texture to any salad, and I think it’s perfectly nice in a coleslaw.

Buttermilk Coleslaw

Buttermilk Coleslaw is light and can be low-carb.  Instead of sugar, try adding a little liquid stevia or monk fruit to taste, and sweeten your dressing a little.  Just mix all the dressing ingredients together in a mixing bowl and shred cabbages and carrots.  Pour the dressing over the slaw and gently toss.  I like to chill it for about 30 minutes before serving, but you may toss and chill up to 2 hours ahead of serving time.

Buttermilk Coleslaw

Buttermilk Coleslaw
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Light, tangy, and colorful, Buttermilk Coleslaw is my go-to side for all my summer grilling and it's absolutely delicious on top of Pulled Pork with dill pickle slices.
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16 servings
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 (10 ounce) packages finely shredded cabbage (angel hair)
  • ½ red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 small Nampa cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrot, shredded
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, mayonnaise, buttermilk, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisk until it's smooth.
  2. Pour over cabbage and carrots and toss well till mixed.
  3. Chill before serving.

It’s always great to have you stop by.  Let me know how you like your slaw and pin away please!

Buttermilk Coleslaw


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Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Chas West

    Very tasty and just right on a hot day.

    • Renée

      You got it, thanks!



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