Vegetable Coleslaw (Barefoot Contessa) Ina Garten

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I consider this the world's best coleslaw. This is from the first Barefoot Contessa Cookbook. It allegedly serves 8-10 but I find that half the recipe serves that many. It is wonderful as soon as made and better after the flavors have melded. Cooking time is chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shred the cabbages.
  2. Grate the carrots.
  3. Combine cabbages and carrots.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, vinegar, and celery salt, celery seeds, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour enough of the dressing over the vegetables to moisten them.
  6. Chill. Serve cold or at room temperature.


Most Helpful

Was looking for a recipe that used red cabbage, but was a bit disappointed with the flavors in this one. Did not have celery salt, but added ground celery seed. More mayo than necessary.

Blue Plate Special September 06, 2010

Very good flavors. I used only half the amount of dressing in proportion to the cabbage as called for, and just about half the sugar, and less carrot, because I prefer slaw more crunchy than creamy, and not much sweet. Really pretty on a plate.

cucinatrix July 04, 2010

I had the ingredients for the dressing when I discovered my friend had already made coleslaw for the BBQ, so I made it as a potato salad and it was divine! DD can't stop eating it. I can't wait to try it with the cabbages etc.

samanthaflo April 18, 2010

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