Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
7 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

This crisp, creamy salad is good with burgers or fish sandwiches. Add a dash of hot sauce to mustard mixture for extra spiciness.

How to Make It

Combine cabbage, onion, and 1 cup carrot in a large bowl. Combine white wine vinegar, sugar, mustard, mayonnaise, salt, black pepper, and red pepper in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add the mustard mixture to cabbage mixture, and toss well to coat. Cover and chill for 20 minutes. Stir before serving.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Best Coleslaw Ever

March 14, 2016
I've made this coleslaw several times for group barbecues and for just my husband and me. I've gotten many compliments on this recipe, and this is the only coleslaw my husband will eat. You can't go wrong with this recipe.

Super easy and delicious

September 27, 2015
I grabbed a bag of angel hair cabbage and shredded carrot at the store and threw this together in 2 minutes.  Great with BBQ or sandwiches.  A keeper.

Great recipe

July 05, 2015
Used regular Dijon in place of whole grain which gave it a smoother more refined taste. Added 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro to brighten flavor. Delicious.

EICrabb's Review

June 22, 2014
Delicious ! Double the dressing and used bagged cold slaw with red onion added.

Tumbles's Review

January 26, 2014
If you're looking for more of a tangy coleslaw versus a creamy one, this one is perfect, saves a lot of fat and calories as well. I used rice wine vinegar and prepackaged coleslaw mix, so it went together super fast. I am not a fan of light mayo but I used it anyway to see if I would notice a difference of taste -- I didn't! Love love this recipe.

RobynR16's Review

August 28, 2013
I have been making this recipe since it came out in the 2008 issue. It is the only one I use and I get rave reviews every time I make it. My son even called me from Texas for the recipe so he could take it to a BBQ bash. It was a huge hit there too!

noelle71's Review

April 20, 2013

SaraEllen's Review

February 25, 2013
This coleslaw is fabulous. The whole grain mustard really makes the slaw. I like the combination of the white wine vinegar and just a little mayo. It was a hit in our house.

KLStorck's Review

January 18, 2013
Loved this! Tangy and a tad sweet...perfect! And not laden w/ mayo. You feel good after eating it, not like you seed to go for a run!

calteri's Review

January 06, 2013
How easy is to easy? This may be it! Really good. I would think that the whole-grain mustard is a must. Thank God the coleslaw was so good, because the main course was a flop. A real make-again-because-it-is-so-easy-and-good.