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Grandmas Coleslaw

Grandma's old fashioned coleslaw. Picnic favorite handed down from my grandmother. Perfect with pulled pork, bbq and summer picnics.
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 -12 servings
Author: Melanie - Gather for Bread


  • 1 small head cabbage
  • 1 large carrot or 2 small carrots peeled
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste


  • Using a food processor or box grater shred cabbage and carrots. Place in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, lemon juice salt and pepper. Mix until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour over cabbage and carrots. Stir to thoroughly combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


For simplicity sake I use a food processor to shred the cabbage and it makes the job so simple. You can also buy pre-shredded cabbage and that would make this ready to pull together in about 5 minutes. Use whatever method you have time for.