When it comes to barbecue, you always need a few good side dishes to serve. And this Honey Dijon Coleslaw is one of the best side dishes for any barbecue.
Coleslaw is a mainstay at most barbecues. It goes well with all kinds of meats and can be either creamy or vinegar based. It is also simple to make but yet can be full of flavor when the right dressing is added.
This coleslaw recipe uses bagged shredded cabbage mix, but you can shred cabbage and carrots for this recipe if you prefer. I have also added shredded radicchio for added color. Purple cabbage can also be used for color.
The dressing is made from five ingredients that can easily be kept on hand. Dijon mustard adds a tangy, sharp flavor, while the honey adds a touch of sweetness. Although most coleslaw recipes use vinegar as the acid, this one uses lemon juice which adds a different acidic taste.
I have served this coleslaw as a side but it is also a great addition to a chicken sandwich, like my Fried Chicken Sandwiches. And tastes great on pulled pork sandwiches.
Honey Dijon Coleslaw
- 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 bag shredded coleslaw mix
- Whisk together mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, honey, lemon juice and pepper in a large bowl
- Add shredded coleslaw mix and stir to coat. (I use tongs to mix it thoroughly)
- Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.