Italian Coleslaw is a twist on the classic backyard bbq side dish. Zesty & flavorful, this coleslaw recipe is sure to be a favorite all summer long.
My family sure loves to switch things up in the kitchen. It really doesn’t matter what it is, they are always looking for a fresh twist on the foods we make, even if those foods are classics.
Take our standard garlic coleslaw recipe for example. They really wanted to add it to another dish that I have coming up for you here soon. But they wanted a little more bite & zing than just the garlic would give.
So the hubs started pulling things out of the fridge & a whole lot of mixing & chopping was going on. Then this gorgeous Italian Coleslaw was the end result. It’s it just so pretty?
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Italian Coleslaw Recipe
Honestly, I really think that he was just itching to use the new knives that finally arrived. We had ordered them what seemed like forever ago. But with all that has been happening around here, we sort of forgot about them.
Then one day they arrived & it was like “ohhhh, what can I make with these?” So since we had just picked up a whole bunch of fresh produce, I think he was inspired.
It’s really so simple. Just chop, mix in a large mixing bowl & then add your dressing. The dressing is key- the family is obsessed with it.
Commonly Asked Questions
Can I make this coleslaw ahead of time?
Yes, in fact, it is recommended to prepare the coleslaw at least 2 hours ahead of time, allowing it to chill in the refrigerator. This helps the flavors meld together and results in a more delicious and well-rounded dish.
These simple ingredients add an awesome punch to any summer spread. This coleslaw is a perfect partner for your next barbecue!
Store the coleslaw in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. For optimal freshness and crunch, consume within the first two days.
It is not recommended to freeze this coleslaw, as the freezing process can alter the texture of the cabbage and make it soggy.
- purple cabbage
- shredded carrots
- black pepper
- minced garlic
- kosher salt
- minced onions
- creamy Italian dressing
- shredded parmesan cheese
This delicious coleslaw might just be a new favorite with the family!
- Use pre-packaged coleslaw mix for a quick and convenient option.
- Add sliced red bell peppers or shredded carrots for extra color and nutrition.
- Give it time. Coleslaw tends to taste better as it sits. Letting it refrigerate for a few hours before serving allows the flavors to meld together, resulting in a more flavorful dish. If you can prepare it a day in advance, even better!
How to Make Italian Coleslaw
- Rough-chop cabbage into thin strips
- Toss in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients until fully combined & all ingredients are coated with dressing
- Refrigerate 20 minutes before serving
This really is the perfect side dish to serve with EVERYTHING!
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- 1/2 head cabbage
- 1/2 head purple cabbage
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 2 tbsp black pepper
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp minced onions
- 1/2 cup creamy Italian dressing
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- Rough chop cabbage into thin strips
- Toss in a large bowl with remaining ingredients until fully combined & all ingredients are coated with dressing
- Refrigerate 20 minutes before serving
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Ooh, this looks good! Coleslaw is one of the few sides that my entire family will eat, so I’ll have to try this one out!
Yum! I love summer salads. I’m visiting today from Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! Great shots of the salad. Pinned!
katherines corner says
thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things link party my friend, pinned xo
Jennifer Dodrill @ All-In-One-Mom says
Love the recipe! Pinning for Memorial Day BBQ!
Karren Haller ♥ Oh My Heartsie Girl says
Just pinned your recipe, and was wonderful to share on the Oh My Heartsie GIrls Friday Features this week, thank you!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Miz Helen says
I love the Italian twist to the coleslaw, it looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
This looks so vibrant and tasty! I usually make regular slaw, but I’ll have to try this next time. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
Thanks for sharing at Let’s Get Real Friday Party. What a great idea to use creamy Italian dressing.
I tried this recipe and I believe it may be better for me with not as much black pepper. 2 tbsp is a lot of pepper
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