Classic Rich and Creamy Coleslaw with Added Vegetables

Classic Coleslaw ingredients with Broccoli and Cauliflower

My momma’s coleslaw has always been my favorite. Therefore my Classic Rich and Creamy Coleslaw with Added Vegetables is just like my momma’s with extra fresh vegetables!

I loved putting the carrots and the cabbage into the food processor when I was a kid. I always said, mom we need more this is not enough because I loved stuffing it down the hatch of the processor. However, my approached to this Classic Rich and Creamy Coleslaw was chopping with a knife.  I prefer the chunky slaw. However, you can chop, shred, or food process your vegetables any way you wish!


  • Pre-Made Coleslaw Vegetable Bag (or head of cabbage)
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Olive Oil Mayonnaise
  • White Vinegar
  • Sugar

Ready to mix coleslaw vegetable medley

How To

First, chop broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots. Second, combined all chopped vegetables with the coleslaw medley bag. For the purpose of an easy weeknight dinner side, I love the bagged coleslaw medley. Third, measure 1 cup of mayonnaise, 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and 1 /4 cup of sugar. Stir contents thoroughly until all vegetables are coated.

You can easily adjust the recipe as needed. For example, if you are making this recipe for a larger group add more mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar to coat all vegetables.

You can stir and serve. The flavor will be rich and decadent. However, if you chill for 30 minutes prior to serving, the coveted Classic Rich and Creamy Coleslaw with Added Vegetables side dish, it will be rich with a creamy texture.


What if I do not like broccolli or cauliflower? Think about what raw vegetable you do like? Will it taste good with this? Go ahead and add it!

Raw vegetables that can be added include: Celery, Bok Choy, Green Pepper, or even Cucumbers.

Let’s also find additional ways to make Classic Rich and Creamy Coleslaw with Added Vegetables healthier. Use Stevia in place of white sugar. You can also lighten the amount of mayonnaise by combining it with water. It will spread further, with less calories. No one will even know!


Classic Rich and Creamy Coleslaw with Added Vegetables  ready to chill and serve




Classic Rich and Creamy Coleslaw with Added Vegetables

A decadent, creamy coleslaw you want to keep in your recipe box for any occasion. It is loaded with vegetables for an extra pack of nutrition.
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Sides, Classic Coleslaw, Coleslaw with a twist, fresh vegetables, Garden Vegetables, Healthy Coleslaw, Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Melissa Griffin


  • 3 c Cabbage
  • 1 c Broccoli
  • 1 c Cauliflower
  • 1/2 c Carrots
  • 1 c Olive Oil Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c White Vinegar
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • Salt & Pepper


  • Chop all vegetables 
  • Mix all ingredients well together in a large mixing bowl. 
  • Chill & Enjoy 


If you like a  sweeter Coleslaw add more sugar. If you like more tang to your coleslaw add more vinegar. 

Other Side Dish Options

Pico de Gallo Stuffed Tomatoes

Vegetable Pasta Salad

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