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 Slaws 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?
Living near Memphis is sometimes called a Blessing and a Curse. You have no idea how much trouble a person can get into with the aroma of Southern food wafting through the air. I have to tell you my addiction to Pulled Pork Sandwiches topped with Memphis-Style Coleslaw gets fed 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.
This 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.
Let’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.
Two cups mayonnaise
1/4 of a cup of apple cider vinegar
Three tablespoons of Dijon mustard
1/4 of a cup of sugar
Two teaspoons of 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 for Memphis-Style Coleslaw
In a large glass bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, kosher salt, white pepper, and celery seeds.
Add the shredded cabbage, shredded purple cabbage, finely diced green pepper, grated carrots, grated onion, and toss to combine until evenly coated.
Refrigerate the Memphis-Style Coleslaw for an hour or more before serving.
- 2 cups Mayonnaise
- ¼ cups Apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
- ¼ cup Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Celery seed
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- ⅙ teaspoon White pepper
- 4 cups Shredded cabbage
- 1 cup Shredded purple cabbage
- 1 large Green pepper finely diced
- ½ cup Grated carrots
- 1 medium Onion grated
- In a large glass bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, sugar, kosher salt, white pepper, and the celery seeds.
- Add the shredded cabbage, shredded purple cabbage, finely diced green pepper, grated carrots, grated onion, and toss to combine until evenly coated.
- Refrigerate the Memphis-Style Coleslaw for an hour or more before serving.
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