Dill Pickle Coleslaw
Dill Pickle Coleslaw is a fun twist on classic coleslaw that is a perfect side dish for warmer seasons. Simply make a coleslaw dressing with pickle juice, fresh dill, mayo and chopped dill pickles then mix with a cold and crunchy coleslaw blend of shredded cabbage and carrots. This recipe is Whole30 and can easily become a keto or sugar free coleslaw with a simple ingredient swap.
🥒Ingredients For Dill Pickle Coleslaw
Coleslaw Mix or Shredded Cabbage: Coleslaw mix is made of shredded cabbage, usually both purple and green as well as shredded carrots. You could use just shredded cabbage, but the mix is more colorful and crunchy.
Mayonnaise: Used in the making of any classic coleslaw dressing. Use store bought or make this easy one minute mayonnaise recipe.
Chopped Dill Pickles: Adds a tangy crunch throughout the coleslaw.
Pickle Juice: Add this straight from the jar! This will soak into the coleslaw mix for a nice pickle flavor.
Fresh Dill: This herb really adds another level of flavor that compliments the pickle flavor.
Sugar or Sweetener: Traditionally, coleslaw has a slightly sweet taste to it which definitely works in this recipe. You could use regular sugar or a sugar substitute if you have dietary restrictions.
Garlic Powder, Salt & Pepper: Adds flavor to this summer side dish.
📖How To Make Dill Pickle Coleslaw
Add Ingredients To A Bowl: In a large bowl, add coleslaw mix, chopped dill pickles, pickle juice, mayo, dill, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Toss Until Combined: Toss everything together until fully combined. If you enjoy a stronger pickle or dill flavor, feel free to add in more chopped pickles or fresh dill.
Chill In Fridge: Before serving, chill coleslaw in the fridge for about 2 hours to let all the flavors marinate. This is why making coleslaw ahead of time is the best way to do it. Serve cold.
⏲Can I Make Coleslaw In Advance?
Coleslaw can be made in advance about 2 hours. This will give all of the flavors time to marinate and still stay crunchy.
Coleslaw can get watery because the dressing contains salt that pulls the water and moisture out of the coleslaw and carrots. It is recommended that you serve coleslaw the day it’s made in order for it to stay crunchy and fresh.
🥑Keto or Sugar Free Dill Pickle Coleslaw
If you are on a sugar free or keto diet, you can absolutely still make this coleslaw. Simply swap out the white granulated sugar with a sugar substitute such as Erythritol or a Monkfruit Sweetener.
If you are looking for a Whole30 compliant coleslaw, check out my classic Whole30 coleslaw recipe or simply omit the sweetener from this recipe completely and make sure you are using Whole30 approved pickles and mayonnaise.
🍽What To Serve With Coleslaw
Coleslaw is such a versatile side dish and can be served with so many foods including:
- Mexican Street Corn Pasta Salad
- All Purpose Shredded Chicken
- Sous Vide Pulled Pork
- Sous Vide Chuck Roast
- Boneless Carolina BBQ Wings
- Instant Pot BBQ Ribs
Dill Pickle Coleslaw
- 1 lb Bag Coleslaw Mix shredded cabbage & carrots
- ⅓ cup Mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp Sugar or Sweetener
- ⅓ cup Dill Pickles chopped
- ¼ cup Dill Pickle Juice
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- ¼ tsp Salt
- 1 pinch Black Pepper
- Add Ingredients To A Bowl: In a large bowl, add coleslaw mix, chopped dill pickles, pickle juice, mayo, dill, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- Toss Until Combined: Toss everything together until fully combined. If you enjoy a stronger pickle or dill flavor, feel free to add in more chopped pickles or fresh dill.
- Chill In Fridge: Before serving, chill coleslaw in the fridge for about 2 hours to let all the flavors marinate. This is why making coleslaw ahead of time is the best way to do it. Serve cold.
This sounds delicious! Any suggestions for a mayo replacement in these types of salad recipes? Egg allergy. 😕 Ana I’m not a fan of vegan mayo.
Hi! I haven’t tried this before but maybe sour cream would work? Let me know if you try it!