Nine-Day Coleslaw (Keeps for 9 days)

Nine-Day Coleslaw – great make-ahead side dish for a cookout – can keep in the refrigerator for up to 9 days! Coleslaw mix and bell peppers tossed in a simple dressing of sugar, vinegar, oil, salt, and mustard seeds. One of the best slaw recipes we’ve made! NO mayo! Goes great with tacos, bbq, burgers, and hotdogs. #sidedish #coleslaw #glutenfree

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This Nine-Day Coleslaw recipe is an oldie, but a goodie! I got this recipe from my Mom; She got the recipe from our neighbor in Nashville. It is a great make-ahead side dish for any upcoming Summer cookouts. This is called Nine-Day Slaw because it keeps for up to  9 days. WOW! It can keep that long because there isn’t any mayonnaise in the coleslaw dressing.

How to Make Coleslaw without Mayonnaise

This slaw is very easy to make. Start with a bag of coleslaw mix from the produce section. Coleslaw mix usually contains a combination of green cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots. Place the coleslaw in a large bowl and some chopped bell pepper. Next, make the dressing. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine sugar, vinegar, oil, salt, and mustard seeds. Heat the dressing just until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw mix and refrigerate up to 9 days.

Feel free to add some fresh thinly sliced onions to the coleslaw. I like sweet onions. Look for Vidalia onions – they are the best!

Can Coleslaw be Frozen?

Since this coleslaw doesn’t have mayonnaise in the dressing, you can freeze it. Place the slaw in a freezer bag and press out any excess air. Creamy coleslaws with mayonnaise, like KFC Coleslaw, will separate in the freezer.

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What Goes with Coleslaw

It is one of the best slaw recipes we’ve made. It goes great with fish tacos, bbq pulled pork sandwiches, carnitas, ribs, burgers, hotdogs – just about everything! Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this make-ahead slaw:

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Nine-Day Slaw

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Nine-Day Slaw Recipe – great make ahead side dish for a cookout – can keep in the refrigerator for up to 9 days! Slaw tossed in a simple dressing of sugar, vinegar, oil, salt and mustard seeds. One of the best slaw recipes we’ve made!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (16-oz( package coleslaw mix
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped
  • cup sugar
  • cup white vinegar
  • cup vegetable/canola oil
  • 1 tsp whole mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp salt, or to taste

Instructions:

  • Pour slaw mix and chopped bell pepper into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, oil, mustard seeds, and salt. Heat dressing just until the sugar has dissolved and pour over slaw.
  • Refrigerate up to 9 days.

Notes:

Can pour dressing over slaw mix hot or wait and let it cool off some. Either way is fine.
Can add thinly sliced onions to coleslaw mix. I like Vidalia sweet onions.

Steph

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  1. I was hoping you'd receive an answer. I wanted to make this for the 4th, but I don't want to ruin it if the dressing should be cooled first.

    1. I poured the dressing over the slaw mix hot. I didn't let the dressing come to a roaring boil. I just heated it until all the sugar melted. You can certainly let the dressing sit for a minute or two before pouring over the slaw mix.

    1. I poured the dressing over the slaw mix hot. I didn't let the dressing come to a roaring boil. I just heated it until all the sugar melted. You can let the dressing sit for a minute or two before pouring over the slaw mix.

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