Easy Delicious Old Fashioned Cole Slaw Dressing

    15 mins

    This buttermilk and creamy salad dressing based recipe can be prepared in 15 minutes.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 60 ml buttermilk
    • 60 ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon dill pickle juice
    • 120 ml creamy salad dressing
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Whisk together the buttermilk, milk, vinegar, pickle juice, salad dressing, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until chilled, pour enough over salad to coat and mix well.

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    I have been making the same cole slaw recipe for years and everyone in my family loves it and actually requests it for any family gathering. I decided to look for something new because even though my whole family loves it my hubby never really cared for it and I wanted to find something he would like too. When I saw the ingredients I thought to myself "No way." Honestly it ended up being my only alternative for that day due to the ingredients I had available. I decided to try it. I changed the original recipe a little. I used mayonaise instead of creamy dressing and I used 1 cup of whole milk instead of 1/2 cup of buttermilk and 1/2 whole milk. Because of that I also added more vinegar. Look up substitutions on google and you'll see why. The recipe turned out awesome!!! This is the first time in over 35 years of marriage that my hubby actually liked cole slaw. He even asked me to save him some for his lunch the next day! The recipe calls for buttermilk.... you don't need it. Just use whole milk and then add vinegar to taste. There is a formula to substitute whole milk for buttermilk but trust me, just add vinegar to taste. The only other person who had anything to say about this recipe was my Dad who thought there should be some horse radish added. I hate horse radish. My Dad thought it would have been PERFECT with a little "smidge". All in all, I give this a 5. I will use this recipe from now on BTW.. it tastes even better the next day.  -  15 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I didn't have buttermilk or pickle juice so Iused 1/2 cup milk + 3 tbsp vinegar, and it still turned out great! Perfect amount for 8 servings of cole-slaw.  -  12 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We thought this was good. But I added a little sugar because I thought it was a little tart. A teaspoon of sugar made it perfect. Thanks!  -  17 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)