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Cucumber Coleslaw

Cucumber Coleslaw- This creamy, crunchy coleslaw is the perfect side for any summer meal.

Cucumber Coleslaw in a white bowl.

Ingredients Needed

Full of both green and red cabbage, diced cucumber and shredded carrots, this coleslaw is wonderfully creamy. I eat cucumbers all summer long. They are inexpensive, low in calories, and their high water content makes them extremely hydrating. Scroll down for more Cucumber Recipes.

Creamy Dressing

The creamy dressing is a simple mixture of mayonnaise, vinegar, a little sugar, salt, pepper, and celery seeds.

Cucumber Coleslaw in a large blue mixing bowl.


Instead of using a combination of green and red cabbage, you can use all one or the other.

Add some sliced red onion or sliced green onion for a little bite.

Thinly sliced red bell pepper is another great addition.

Sprinkle some pepitas on top just before serving for more flavor and a little crunch.

Chopped fresh dill or mint adds more summer flavor.

Want To Add Some Spice?

For spice, add 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes.

Make Ahead and Storage

Make at least 1 hour in advance so the flavors have time to blend. I don’t recommend making it much more than 8 hours ahead of time. It loses its crunch and gets watery over time. Leftovers will keep for 24 to 48 hours.

Coleslaw with cucumbers in large blue bowl.

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Cucumber Coleslaw

Cucumber Coleslaw- This creamy, crunchy coleslaw is the perfect side for any summer meal.
PREP: 15 minutes
COOK: 0 minutes


  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cucumber


  • In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and celery seeds.
  • Add green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, and cucumber and mix to combine.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.


Calories: 157kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: cabbage

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