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Slaw for Sandwiches

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Elevate your sandwich game with this easy, homemade slaw for sandwiches! This recipe combines crisp cabbage with a delicious creamy dressing. Whether crafting a BBQ sandwich or indulging in a juicy burger, this slaw will add a satisfying crunch to each bite.

Sandwich Slaw

This slaw for sandwiches is a great coleslaw to use with BBQ pulled pork or pulled chicken. Unlike our vinegar based, no mayo slaw, this creamy version adds a delightful touch of sweetness. Pair this slaw with any smoked meat or fried chicken sandwiches. You’ll be glad you did!

Sandwich slaw ingredients

  • Green cabbage
  • Red cabbage
  • Shredded carrot
  • Diced onion
  • Mayonnaise (the real stuff!)
  • White vinegar
  • White sugar or granulated sugar
  • Celery seeds
  • Salt and black pepper
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How to make coleslaw

  • Shred the green cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots. Rinse with cold water and run through a salad spinner. Set aside.
  • Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, white sugar, celery seed, onion, salt, and black pepper. Add cabbage and carrot to the mixture.
  • Use tongs to toss the vegetables in dressing. Coat well. 
  • If making this coleslaw ahead of time, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place it into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. 
  • Store leftover slaw in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days after preparation. Discard after this time.
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Tips

  • Use a coleslaw that does not include the dressing for faster assembly.
  • If you are not a fan of celery seeds, use dill seeds in the slaw for sandwiches instead.
  • I recommend using real mayonnaise for this coleslaw. I have not tested this recipe using a zesty sandwich spread (you know the one), so I cannot comment on how it will turn out.
  • Try this slaw recipe for sandwiches, skillet pulled pork nachos, pulled pork spring rolls, or use it as a side dish! 
    Slaw for Sandwiches

    Slaw for Sandwiches

    This is a great coleslaw to use in barbecue pulled chicken and pulled pork sandwiches. It’s a bit creamy with a touch a of sweet, which works really well with the herbs, spices, and smoke from the slow smoked meats.
    4.80 from 5 votes
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    Course: Side Dish
    Cuisine: American BBQ
    Prep Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Servings: 6 People

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups shredded green cabbage
    • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
    • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
    • 3 tablespoons finely diced onion
    • for dressing:
    • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Instructions

    • Shred green cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots. Wash and run through a salad spinner. Set aside.
    • Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, white sugar, celery seed, onion, salt, and black pepper. Add cabbage and carrot to mixture. Using a pair of tongs, toss vegetables in dressing to coat well. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place into the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving. You can prepare the coleslaw 2-3 hours ahead of time.
    • Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days after preparation. Discard after this time.

    Notes

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