Make Ahead

My Hubby's Cole Slaw

October  4, 2022
0 Ratings
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Serves 6 to 8 servings
Author Notes

This cole slaw is requested by our friends and family at every gathering, regardless of the season. It is my husband's signature dish, and he almost never measures anything, so he and I are trying to be as precise as possible in listing ingredient amounts. He encourages tasting along the way to the finished product. It is a mayo-based recipe, with the addition of sweet pickle juice and a small can of crushed pineapple. If the mood hits me, I will cut up fresh pineapple for him. And, while this recipe is not a family heirloom that was handed down to us, Hubby has been making this cole slaw for almost 40 years. —Bevi

What You'll Need
  • 1 small head green cabbage, finely grated
  • 2 carrots, medium sized, grated
  • 1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple, or 1 cup fresh pineapple, finely chopped, with accumulated juices
  • 2 heaping tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 slightly less heaping tablespoons of good mayonaise
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of country mustard
  • 2 splashes sweet pickle juice
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  1. Put all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Mix thoroughly and adjust seasoning to taste as necessary. This slaw is best prepared at least a couple of hours prior to serving. Place in refrigerator and stir every now and then to blend.

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  • lapadia
  • inpatskitchen
  • Bevi
  • Nan

Recipe by: Bevi

Cooking is an important part of my past. I grew up and worked on our family resort. These days, I cook good food to please my friends and family.

5 Reviews

lapadia July 12, 2012
Nice a "hubby" recipe, this one whets my appetite!
inpatskitchen December 3, 2011
This looks SO good...I think I may be able to get my kids (we'll forget the Grandkids for now) to eat slaw with pineapple! Thanks for sharing!
Bevi December 3, 2011
Thanks Pat! The Hubby will no doubt make this over Xmas to go with our bro-in-law's out of this world's crabcakes.
Nan August 29, 2022
Wow is the out of the world crabcakes recipe on here?
Would love to try :)
Bevi May 29, 2023
He won’t share. It’s the only dish he knows how to make! But very light on the bread crumbs and lots of Old Bay