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A white bowl of creamy Carolina coleslaw beside a striped napkin and three carrots.

Carolina Coleslaw



  • 1 small head green cabbage, quartered, cored and thinly sliced or shredded
  • 2 large carrots, julienned or shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 11/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, toss cabbage and carrots to combine.
  2. In a medium bowl, prepare dressing:  Whisk and combine mayonnaise, sugar, celery seed, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and stir to coat evenly.  Cover and refrigerate 1 hour before serving.