How to make easy delicious coleslaw dressing with 4 items

Updated July 20, 2017

Coleslaw comes from the Dutch word "koolsla" meaning cabbage salad. Coleslaw is a salad that is made of raw shredded cabbage; it usually has one or two other vegetables and sometimes fruit added. It is often eaten with a mayonnaise or vinaigrette dressing. Using only four ingredients -- mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar and spring onions -- you can make an easy and delicious coleslaw dressing.

Scoop the mayonnaise from the measuring cup into your medium sized bowl with your spoon. Pour 30 grams (1/4 cup) of sugar making a small hill on top of the mayonnaise. Press the back of the spoon into the sugar to make an indentation; do not mix the sugar and mayonnaise together.

Add 2 tbsp of vinegar into the middle of the sugar hill on top of the mayonnaise. Wait a few seconds for the vinegar to begin dissolving the sugar then mix the three ingredients together with your spoon. Taste the mixture and add more mayonnaise, sugar or vinegar to taste.

Place two leaves of spring onion on the chopping board. Chop the spring onion leaves into half a cm (1/4 inch) pieces with a sharp knife. Add the chopped spring onion to the mixture in the bowl. Mix the four ingredients together to make a smooth dressing.


Mix your coleslaw and dressing and place it in the refrigerator at for least a half hour before eating.

Things You'll Need

  • 130 grams (1 cup) of mayonnaise
  • 30 grams (1/4 cup) of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of vinegar
  • Spring onions
  • Medium bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Tablespoons
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Barbara Freeman is a teacher and has been writing since around 1995. She's written curriculum for Discovery NutshellMath software and her NutshellMath tutorials appear on the Discovery Cosmeo homework website. She's also written for Freeman earned a Bachelor of Arts, a credential and a Master of Arts in educational technology.