Quick n’ Dirty Sandwich Slaw

I love this quick n’ dirty sandwich slaw. It’s my ‘go-to’ slaw recipe when pressed for time. If you need a fast and easy recipe for a sandwich slaw, then this is the one to try! Use this vinegar-based coleslaw for sandwiches that contain smoked brisket, pork belly burnt ends, pulled pork, pulled chicken, or jackfruit. This sandwich slaw has a bright, fresh flavor that will not overwhelm any proteins you pair with them. Serve this slaw as a side dish or in wraps. It works pretty well in delicious Pulled Pork Spring Rolls too!

sandwich slaw

Ingredients for quick n’ dirty sandwich slaw:

  • 1 bag of coleslaw mix (without dressing)
  • White vinegar
  • Dijon mustard: substitute with yellow or grainy mustard
  • Olive oil
  • White sugar
  • Celery seed
  • Salt and black pepper

Making the slaw:

  • Combine vinegar with Dijon mustard, oil, sugar, celery seeds, black pepper, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add coleslaw and mix well to coat—cover bowl and place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes before using.
  • Store leftover slaw in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days after preparation. The slaw might become mushy after the second day. I recommend discarding it at that point.
Slaw on Sandwich

Customize your Quick n’ Dirty Sandwich Slaw:

  • Add sliced green onion, thin strips of bell pepper, or jalapenos to the slaw. Or, add thin strips of your favorite apples.
  • Not a fan of celery seeds? You can use dill or fennel seeds instead.  If you’d prefer a creamier slaw, refer to our other Sandwich Slaw recipe.
  • *For a vegan option, use a vegan-friendly Dijon mustard. The verjuice in some Dijon mustard contains casein or other animal by-products.
  • To avoid mushy leftovers, only make up the amount of sandwich slaw you’ll need. Average 1/3 of a cup of slaw per sandwich. You’ll need 1 1/3 cups of quick n’ dirty sandwich slaw for four sandwiches.

Quick n Dirty Sandwich Slaw

Quick n' Dirty Sandwich Slaw

This is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious vinegar based sandwich slaw. Try this with sliced brisket, burnt ends, pulled pork, pulled chicken, or jackfruit barbecue sandwiches. It has a clean flavor and will not overwhelm any of the proteins you choose. This slaw can also be served on the side.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American BBQ
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 6 People

Ingredients

  • 1 bag of coleslaw mix (without dressing)
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (add more if you wish)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine vinegar with Dijon mustard, oil, sugar, celery seeds, black pepper and salt. Add coleslaw mix well to coat. Cover bowl and place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour before using.
  • Add sliced green onion, thin strips of bell pepper or jalapenos to suit your needs. This recipe is simply a base, so get creative and make it your own.
  • Store leftover slaw in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days after preparation.
  • *For vegan option, use a vegan friendly Dijon mustard.

Notes

Photo by: Sabrina Baksh

Photos by: Sabrina Baksh for derrickriches.com

Quick n\' Dirty Sandwich Slaw