5 Coleslaw Recipes Perfect for Potlucks and Picnics

Bringing coleslaw to a picnic or potluck? Don’t settle for any old, basic, average recipe. There is nothing wrong with a good, creamy coleslaw — but by this point in the summer, it has made the rounds at every gathering you’ve been to and it is getting a little stale. Instead, make and take one of these 5 outstanding coleslaws.

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1. Tennessee-Style Mustard Coleslaw

When you don’t want to depart too much from tradition, follow Saveur‘s lead and use an ingredient, like mustard, to put a slightly new spin on classic coleslaw. It serves 6, and would be right at home on a plate piled high with barbecue.


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup prepared yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 medium head cabbage, shredded

Directions: Whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and celery seeds in a bowl. Add cabbage and toss. Chill.