My Grandma's Coleslaw recipe is slightly sweet and perfectly crunchy. This old-fashioned recipe brings back all my childhood memories.
Growing up I can remember all my family raving about my Grandma's Coleslaw recipe. As a kid, I hated it because of the slivered almonds. Now as an adult though I love it.
Old Fashioned Coleslaw
Last week Ken and I were talking about what we wanted to eat for the coming week. Ken asked me to make this Old Fashioned Coleslaw recipe that my Grandma used to make. I had forgotten all about the recipe, and after he brought it up I just knew that when I made it I had to share it with my readers. So, here it is friends, you won't regret making this tangy side dish.
Are you ready to make this tangy side dish? Here are all the ingredients that you need to make this old-fashioned recipe.
- coleslaw mix
- miracle whip
- sunflower seeds
- sliced almonds
- seedless red grapes
See the recipe card for quantities.
Can you believe that this coleslaw with grapes recipe is only three steps? One of the best things about coleslaw besides the delicious taste is that it is so simple to make.
Step 1: Slice the grapes and make the dressing.
First, slice the grapes into thin slices. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together Miracle Whip, milk, sugar, salt, and pepper.
Step 2: Mix toegether Coleslaw
Place coleslaw mix in a large mixing bowl. Pour Miracle Whip mix over top and mix together.
Step 3: Garnish and Chill the coleslaw
Add sunflower seeds, almonds, and grapes. Mix together. Chill and serve.
Don't have the correct ingredients on hand? Or want to change something up? Here are some helpful tips for you to change this Coleslaw with Miracle Whip.
- Coleslaw mix- Skip the store bought mix by using shredded cabbage and carrots.
- Mayo - Hate Miracle Whip? Use your favorite mayo instead.
- Raisins - Use rasins in place of the grapes if you don't have fresh grapes on hand.
Want to personalize this Coleslaw with Miracle Whip recipe? Here are some of my tried and true tips for changing up this recipe.
- Broccoli- Use additional broccoli slaw mix in place of coleslaw mix for additional flavor.
- Cranberries - Replace the grapes with dried cranberries for a little less sweet coleslaw.
- Slivered Almonds - Leave the almonds out for a nut free verision.
If you like a spicy coleslaw try this Jalapeno Coleslaw recipe.
You only need three kitchen tools to help you make this creamy side salad recipe that is perfect for an easy dinner or as a bbq side dish.
- Small mixing bowl
- large mixing bowl
- whisk or spoon
I never have leftovers from this recipe because Ken and Patrick just gobble it up but if you do have leftovers store them in an airtight container for up to twenty-four hours.
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Do you have questions about Old Fashioned Coleslaw Recipe? Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about coleslaw recipes.
Yes! However, I don't recommend making coleslaw more than two or three hours ahead.
Certainly, this Grandma's Coleslaw recipe is so easy to double.
No, leftover coleslaw cannot be frozen. The slaw mix will become mushy and the sauce watery.
Ready to get cooking? Remember that you can print this recipe if you would like.
- Get out and measure your ingredients.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together Miracle Whip, sugar, salt, and pepper.
- Add milk.
- Stir until incorporated.
- Place coleslaw mix in a large mixing bowl. Pour dressing over top and mix together.
- Add sunflower seeds and, almonds.
- Add sliced grapes and mix together.
- Chill and serve.
- Enjoy every bite!