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A bowl of rice on a plate, with Coleslaw
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5 from 4 votes

Sweet Restaurant-Style Coleslaw

If you've ever wished you could duplicate the coleslaw served at popular fried chicken or fish restaurants, here's your dream-come-true. It's excellent with burgers or on top of pulled pork sandwiches, too. Or all by itself.
Prep Time20 mins
Chill in the refrigerator2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 114kcal
Cost: About $2.


  • 1 pound green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons diced sweet onion
  • ¼ cup grated carrot
  • cup Miracle Whip, or mayonnaise is a fine substitute
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds


  • In a large bowl, combine cabbage, onion, and carrot.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together Miracle Whip or mayonnaise, oil, sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper and poppy seeds.
  • Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss to coat.
  • Chill for 2 hours before serving.


Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg