Category: Slaw Recipe

April 28, 2020

Sweet Restaurant Slaw Recipe

This sweet Restaurant Slaw coleslaw recipe is very simple and you’ll never be going to search another recipe after trying this. As a kid, coleslaw is one of those dishes they want to avoid. But with a sweeter side this recipe, it can be a great side dish. Or you may even try it as toppings of a sandwich or hotdog.

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For Dressing / Condiments:

  • 2/3 cup. Light Kraft Miracle Whip salad dressing, creamy such as

For Baking & spices:

  • 1 ( 16 oz. bag) coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds or poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 thinly sliced red onion
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise

For Oils & vinegar:

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. Canola Oil


A coleslaw mix is nothing but a pre-packaged mix of shredded cabbage and carrot. You can just tear up the packet and rinse the mix and add the simple dressing to make this recipe.

If you don’t have a store-bought coleslaw mix, you can even make your sweet restaurant slaw with cabbage and carrots. For that just thinly slice green and red cabbage of your choice, and add carrots, and radish into it.

To slice everything quickly you can try a mandoline or V-slicer.

Without further delay, let’s jump to the session to see how to make this dish.

  • Sweet Restaurant Slaw Recipe:
  • Instructions:
  • Step 1: Combine coleslaw mix with finely chopped onion in a large bowl that you can cover.
  • Step 2: Whisk mayonnaise, canola oil, vinegar (both the apple cider and white) in a medium bowl. And then add celery/poppy seeds in the bowl and then blend the mixture thoroughly. Sprinkle salt and sugar over it.
  • Step 3: pour the mixture over coleslaw onion mix and toss everything well to coat.
  • Step 4: Keep it in a refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. It’s important to make it chill, the longer chilling time is even better.

You may vary the amounts of dressing/ Condiments ingredients to suit as per your taste. But don’t alter the amount of sugar and vinegar. Otherwise, the taste of the whole dish will be overpowered by the taste of vinegar. You may even add a pinch of pepper over it if you like the taste of pepper.

In some restaurants, you will find dairy (buttermilk) as coleslaw dressings. But that’s an optional ingredient and you can avoid it to make your coleslaw dairy-free.

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Calories per Ingredient:

Servings per Recipe: 8

Serving Size: 1 serving

Let’s have look at the calorie counting per servings for restaurant slaw;

Ingredient Calories
(3 Tbsp.) Canola Oil 47 calories
(1/3 cup) Granulated White Sugar 46 calories
(2/3 cup.) Light Kraft Miracle Whip salad 27 calories
( 16 oz. bag) Coleslaw mix 16 calories
Onions, raw, (0.03 cup, sliced) 1 calorie
Salt, (0.03 tsp) 0 calories
Vinegar, 0 calories

You can have nutrition calculations of this recipe from a food nutrition database;

Nutrition Fact: (in details)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 143.2
Total Fat 7.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.2 g
Cholesterol 5.8 mg
Sodium 255.2 mg
Potassium 12.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
Sugars 15.1 g
Protein 0.7 g
Vitamin A 0.1 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 0.3 %
Vitamin C 0.4 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 6.6 %
Calcium 0.5 %
Copper 0.3 %
Folate 0.2 %
Iron 0.4 %
Magnesium 0.2 %
Manganese 0.9 %
Niacin 0.0 %
Pantothenic Acid 0.0 %
Phosphorus 0.5 %
Riboflavin 0.2 %
Selenium 0.1 %
Thiamin 0.2 %
Zinc 0.2 %

Some FAQs about this recipe;

How to avoid them being watery?

Ans: maximum of the time you have faced this problem. You have made your coleslaw recipe ahead of time and place it in the refrigerator. And whenever you the bowl out of the refrigerator, you find it watery. And you wander from where this water may come from?

The water comes from cabbage, as it contains 93% of water. Though this high water content helps to make it crunchy and crispy also it makes the dressing watery.

So if you want to get rid of this excess water, add a pinch of salt in shredded cabbage. And toss the shredded veggies in a colander and leave that by covering it for 1-4 hours. The added salt will help to draw the water out from veggies. Once the water is drained completely, rinse the cabbage thoroughly again in that colander to get rid of extra salt.

Is sweet restaurant slaw recipe is healthy?

Ans: Maximum of the adults don’t consume the proper dose of vegetables in their daily routine. So the veggies come from the coleslaw can balance the green intake that is recommended in your daily diet.

Check out these three health benefits that come with daily cabbage/ carrot intake:

  • Cabbage juice can fight breast cancer.
  • Coleslaw mix is an excellent source of vitamin K.
  • Coleslaw mix contains antioxidants and essential fatty acids.

Why does my coleslaw mix taste bitter?

Ans: Cabbage contains one of a kind of bitter sulfurous compounds. You can’t eliminate the bitterness from your coleslaw mix.

But to improve the taste, toss the shredded cabbage in vinegar and salt. This vinegar bath will bring down the bitterness of cabbage.…