Confession! I LOVE KFC cole slaw — sweet, creamy and so yummy! It’s taken me years to perfect, but I’ve blended several favorite restaurant-style sweet coleslaw recipes into a family favorite recipe for sweet and simple cole slaw.
While my home cooking skills are in the kitchen, my hubby is a seriously amazing Traeger smokin’ and grill BBQ-ing professional. With our families and friends, we attend many potlucks all year round. When those first long days of summer arrive along with the party invites, bring something original and tasty (that is portable) with this first (of many to come) and our family favorite recipe for sweet and simple cole slaw.
Family Favorite Recipe: Sweet and Simple Cole Slaw
This tastes just like the restaurant-style coleslaw served at that fried chicken place (seriously)! Besides BBQ and Traeger smoked meats at home, this is the perfect potluck dish. And it’s SO easy! Prep time 15 minutes, ready in 2 hours (after chilling) — and trust me this too will be your family favorite sweet and simple coleslaw — and hit at all potlucks, picnics and family gatherings.
INGREDIENTS for Sweet and Simple Cole Slaw
- 1 (16 ounces) bag cole slaw mix
- 1/2 cup light Olive Oil Mayo
- one-half of a large onion, diced*
- 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon apple vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup white sugar (adjust according to your family’s preferred level of sweetness)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
Directions for Sweet and Simple Cole Slaw
1. Combine and toss the cole slaw mix and onion in large bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients together. Blend thoroughly.
3. Pour this mixture over the cole slaw/onion mix and toss thoroughly to coat.
Best served when chilled for at least 2 hours.
That’s it — easy peasy!
TIP: Family Favorite: Sweet and Simple Coleslaw
I should add that our family ❤ onions*, the taste, the crunchiness, just the yumminess, so I always add extra onions. In this recipe, I actually cut a large onion in half, diced it, and then added to the cabbage mixture. The other half onion I sliced for amazing Gourmet Balsamic Garlic Burgers I planned for dinner. Feel free to adjust the onions based on your family’s tastes — I feel the crunchiness adds to the flavor.
What’s your family’s cole slaw recipe? Do you have a secret ingredient? Are you willing to share?