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Memphis-Style Coleslaw

Memphis-Style Coleslaw hits the most important notes when it comes to taste and texture slightly tart, sweet, creamy, oh so crunchy—there’s so much to love when it comes to Memphis-Style Coleslaw. Made with pure Southern-Style love; combining crunchy cabbage, green pepper, crisp carrots, and red onion, with a delightfully sweet creamy homemade sauce

Have you ever been to a Memphis Bbq joint? If not Y’all, you’re missing out on some of the best Southern-Style Slaw in the South. Just picture yourself cozied up to some delicious tender Bbq and a beautiful creamy side of Memphis-Style Coleslaw. It sounds perfect on a warm summer day. Can you almost taste it, can’t you?

 

Memphis-Style ColeslawLiving near Memphis is sometimes called a Blessing and a Curse. You have no idea the amount of trouble a person can get into with the aroma of Southern food wafting through the air. I have to tell you my addiction for Pulled Pork Sandwiches topped with Memphis-Style Coleslaw gets feed often. But what’s a person to do if they aren’t located near Memphis? That’s why I am sharing this recipe with Y’all today so you can enjoy a bit of Southern yumminess too.

 

 

 

Memphis-Style ColeslawThis recipe has been one of my most friend and family requested recipes over the years and not to toot my horn, but damn it’s delicious –BEEP BEEP! What’s not to love about a good old Southern-Style Coleslaw? It’s perfect for serving with Bbq’d chicken and pulled pork. Heck, it’s even perfect for a topping of your favorite all-beef hotdogs too. Yep, it’s just that damn good.

 

 

 

 

Memphis-Style ColeslawLet’s talk about our coleslaw and the importance of using only mayonnaise in this recipe Y’all. I know some of you are Miracle Whip fans, and of course, I still love you and all –but please use mayonnaise, or it drastically changes this recipe into something else. Just this once come to the Darkside with me and use Mayonnaise.

 

 

 

 

 

Memphis-Style Coleslaw

  • Two cups mayonnaise
  • 1/4 of a cup of apple cider vinegar
  • Three tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 of a cup of sugar
  • Two teaspoons celery seeds
  • One teaspoon of kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/8 of a teaspoon of white pepper
  • Four cups of shredded cabbage
  • One cup of shredded purple cabbage
  • One large green pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 of a cup grated carrots
  • One medium onion grated

Instructions

  1. In a large glass bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, kosher salt, white pepper, and the celery seeds.
  2. Add the shredded cabbage, shredded purple cabbage, finely diced green pepper, grated carrots, grated onion, and toss to combine until evenly coated.
  3. Refrigerate the Memphis-Style Coleslaw for an hour or more before serving.
  4. Enjoy!
 
 

 

 

5 from 6 votes
Memphis-Style Coleslaw
Memphis-Style Coleslaw
Prep Time
25 mins
Chill
1 hr
Total Time
25 mins
 
Memphis-Style Coleslaw hits the most important notes when it comes to taste and texture slightly tart, sweet, creamy, oh so crunchy—there's so much to love when it comes to Memphis-Style Coleslaw. Made with pure Southern-Style love; combining crunchy cabbage, green pepper, crisp carrots, and red onion, with a delightfully sweet creamy homemade sauce
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Cabbage, Coleslaw, salad
Servings: 6 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cups Apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon White pepper
  • 4 cups Shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup Shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 large Green pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 cup Grated carrots
  • 1 medium Onion grated
Instructions
  1. In a large glass bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, kosher salt, white pepper, and the celery seeds.
  2. Add the shredded cabbage, shredded purple cabbage, finely diced green pepper, grated carrots, grated onion, and toss to combine until evenly coated.
  3. Refrigerate the Memphis-Style Coleslaw for an hour or more before serving.

 

 

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Memphis-Style Coleslaw hits the most important notes when it comes to taste and texture slightly tart, sweet, creamy, oh so crunchy—there's so much to love when it comes to Memphis-Style Coleslaw. Made with pure Southern-Style love; combining crunchy cabbage, green pepper, crisp carrots, and red onion, with a delightfully sweet creamy homemade sauce

 

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Suzy
    January 3, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Awesome! Can’t say I’ve tried coleslaw this way before. Saving the recipe for later.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 3, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks, I appreciate the save and hope you enjoy!

  • Reply
    Celebrating Sweets
    January 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm

    I’ve never seen green pepper in coleslaw, but it sounds absolutely delicious! Looking forward to trying it!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 3, 2019 at 2:38 pm

      Be sure when adding to make it very fine. Yes it’s a Southern Thing lol the flavor is outstanding.

  • Reply
    georgie
    January 3, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    I love coleslaw, but it’s a salad I don’t make nearly enough! This looks so delicious, I’ll have to give it a go!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 3, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      Yes! One of my favorites and so easy to make!

  • Reply
    Tayler Ross
    January 3, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    This is the best coleslaw recipe I’ve ever found! So good!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 3, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you, Taylor! You just made my day!

  • Reply
    fearlessdining
    January 3, 2019 at 11:55 am

    This coleslaw looks delicious. I didn’t realize there were different styles. Memphis sounds wonderful.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 3, 2019 at 2:41 pm

      Thank you, I appreciate the sweet comment and hope you enjoy trying something new.

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