I love a tasty coleslaw, but it’s the Coleslaw Dressing that makes or breaks the salad. The rest of the recipe is basically cabbage, so you’ve got to get the dressing right! The coleslaw dressing you buy in the supermarket isn’t very tasty, and it’s expensive for what it is. It’s so easy to make homemade Coleslaw dressing, and you have all these ingredients already in your pantry.
Canadian KFC Coleslaw
When my wife moved to Canada from Australia, I took her to Canadian KFC, and when she saw the coleslaw, she asked “Why is the coleslaw fluorescent green? It was something that nobody had ever asked me before. Was the bright green KFC coleslaw in Canada really that different? In short, YES.
Now that being said, I love the fluorescent Canadian KFC coleslaw, and it took me years to get used to regular coleslaw. I have no idea how they make it bright green or flavor it so tasty. Some people say they add horseradish? So if you are looking for the Canadian KFC Coleslaw Recipe, this isn’t it. I’m sure it comes out of some factory on a conveyor belt, with enough green glow to power a small city. Ok, obviously not, but I don’t think a home cook can recreate Canadian KFC coleslaw. But what we can do is re-create the Coleslaw dressing made by American KFC’s and enjoyed by the rest of the world.
How to Make Coleslaw Dressing with Mayo
There are other copycat recipes out there, using tarragon vinegar, horseradish or buttermilk, but seriously, those aren’t staples at my house. I want to be able to make this coleslaw dressing when I’m in a hurry without buying fancy ingredients. There is debate about using Miracle Whip, which would add a certain tang, but I haven’t tried it (let me know if you do). I always use either Hellman’s Mayo or Heinz Mayo, as I find these have the best flavor for a coleslaw dressing. It’s incredibly easy to make, simply whisk all the ingredients together and you’re done!
Coleslaw dressing has sugar in it, and needs it to balance out the blandness of the cabbage. If you are worried about the amount of sugar, put a little bit less in, maybe ¼ cup and adjust to taste. Don’t skip the sugar, it’s a key part of the recipe. When adding the onion into the dressing, I put it through a garlic press. This ensures the flavor is there, but not chunky pieces of onion. This is my tip when adding onion to any salad dressing recipe.
This copycat salad dressing recipe goes great with my Asian Style Coleslaw recipe made with Napa cabbage. Sometimes I make my homemade French Dressing when making homemade coleslaw. It’s another way to make coleslaw more interesting. Maybe it’s the delicious homemade salad dressings that I love!
Homemade Coleslaw tastes better than KFC, as it tastes fresher and isn’t soggy. I find this recipe quick and easy to make at a moments notice, tasting better than KFC. We don’t buy coleslaw dressing anymore, neither should you! Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Copycat KFC Coleslaw Dressing Recipe
Making Coleslaw Dressing is so cheap and easy, you'll never buy Kraft again! Plus you get the familiar taste of a great tasting Coleslaw Dressing, a sweet and tangy copycat dressing.
- 1/2 cup regular mayonnaise not low fat
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 1/2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of white vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of super finely minced white onion
Using a fork, mix together mayonnaise, sugar, milk, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, pepper, and onion until smooth.
Mix into your coleslaw mix and serve! (It does taste better if you refrigerate for a few hours, but I can never wait!)