Garlic Cole Slaw Recipe - Flavorful & Crunchy Slaw

Garlic Cole Slaw

Garlic Cole Slaw Recipe - Flavorful & Crunchy Slaw
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 8


Garlic Cole Slaw
Garlic Cole Slaw

Garlic Cole Slaw is a delicious and creamy side dish that is perfect for summer barbecues or picnics. The combination of crunchy cabbage and the bold flavor of garlic makes this coleslaw a standout dish.


Coleslaw has been a popular dish in the United States since the 18th century. Originally, coleslaw was made with just cabbage and vinegar, but over time, different variations have been created. The addition of garlic to coleslaw adds a unique and flavorful twist to this classic dish.


How to prepare

  1. In a bowl, whisk together salt, sugar, vinegar, cream, mayonnaise, and garlic.
  2. Pour the mixture over the cabbage and toss to coat.
  3. Refrigerate for at least two hours and serve chilled.


  • Add shredded carrots or red cabbage for added color and flavor.
  • Use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a lighter version of the coleslaw.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to finely shred the cabbage to ensure that it is evenly coated with the dressing.

- Refrigerate the coleslaw for at least two hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

- Adjust the amount of garlic to suit your taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Garlic Cole Slaw as a side dish with grilled meats or sandwiches. It also pairs well with barbecue dishes.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making a delicious Garlic Cole Slaw is to finely shred the cabbage and allow it to marinate in the dressing for at least two hours before serving.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have whipping cream, you can use sour cream or Greek yogurt as a substitute.

Make Ahead Tips

Garlic Cole Slaw can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the coleslaw with fresh parsley or chives for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

Garlic Cole Slaw pairs well with grilled chicken, pulled pork, or burgers.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover coleslaw in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, simply allow the coleslaw to come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 180 per serving


Carbohydrates: 15g per serving


Total Fat: 10g per serving


Protein: 2g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Garlic is a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese.


May contain dairy and eggs.


Garlic Cole Slaw is a creamy and flavorful side dish that is relatively low in calories and high in vitamin C.


Garlic Cole Slaw is a creamy and flavorful side dish that is perfect for summer gatherings. With its bold garlic flavor and crunchy cabbage, this coleslaw is sure to be a hit at your next barbecue.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately hooked. It was a warm summer day and I was visiting my dear friend Margaret's house for a backyard barbecue. As we chatted and sipped on lemonade, Margaret brought out a bowl of garlic cole slaw that caught my eye.

The vibrant colors of the vegetables mixed with the creamy dressing made my mouth water. I took a bite and was instantly blown away by the flavors. The crunch of the cabbage, the tang of the vinegar, and the kick of the garlic all combined to create a truly delicious dish.

I begged Margaret for the recipe and she happily obliged. As she dictated the ingredients and instructions to me, I scribbled furiously in my well-worn recipe notebook. I knew this garlic cole slaw would become a staple in my own cooking repertoire.

Over the years, I have made this dish countless times, each time tweaking the recipe to suit my own tastes. I have shared it with friends and family, who all rave about its deliciousness. It has become a signature dish of mine, one that I am proud to bring to potlucks and gatherings.

But the story of how I learned to make this garlic cole slaw goes beyond just that fateful day at Margaret's barbecue. It is a tale of gathering recipes and culinary knowledge from a variety of sources.

Growing up, my mother was an excellent cook. She had a knack for creating mouthwatering dishes out of simple ingredients. I spent countless hours in the kitchen with her, watching and learning as she whipped up meals for our large family.

One of my favorite memories is of the time my mother taught me how to make her famous pot roast. As she seasoned the meat and browned it in the skillet, I watched in awe as the aroma filled the kitchen. I knew then that cooking was a true labor of love, and I wanted to carry on that tradition in my own life.

As I got older, I continued to expand my culinary knowledge by seeking out recipes from cookbooks, magazines, and cooking shows. I would spend hours pouring over the pages, studying techniques and flavor combinations. I would then experiment in the kitchen, often with mixed results. But with each success came a newfound confidence in my abilities.

When I moved away from home and started my own family, I found that cooking was a way to connect with my roots. I would recreate my mother's dishes, adding my own twist to make them my own. I would pass down these recipes to my children, hoping to instill in them a love of cooking and sharing meals with loved ones.

And so, the recipe for garlic cole slaw holds a special place in my heart. It is a dish that reminds me of my dear friend Margaret, of my mother's kitchen, and of the joy that comes from sharing good food with others. Each time I make it, I am transported back to that warm summer day, surrounded by friends and family, enjoying the simple pleasures of life. And for that, I am truly grateful.


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