Dill Pickle Coleslaw Recipe

I don’t love coleslaw, but this dill pickle coleslaw recipe is *GOOD*.  My kids even like it!  It’s tart and twangy and pickle-ish.  It’s the perfect side dish for summer eatin’…brilliant with BBQ, delicious on chili dogs, and yummy on fish tacos.This is what you’ll need to make it:

Cabbage (or pre-cut coleslaw mix), onion, carrot, fresh or dried parsley, limes, mustard, dill pickles, and Italian dressing (I used my Greek dressing, and Greek seasoning mix).

This takes me about 10 minutes to throw together…first, we’re gonna chop the veggies and pickles.  I like to use my Pampered Chef Chopper (no, I don’t sell PC products…I just happen to love this one!)  Or you can drag out the food processor or knock yourself out with your favorite knife…or just use a pre-bagged coleslaw mix for most of it.  I’m all about flexible.

Chop up parsley and carrots.  I chopped the carrots into a few chunks and toss in the chopper
<smack, smack, smack> voila!

Repeat chopping routine with onions, dill pickles of any ilk, and toss it all in a bowl.

Next, we shall dress the mess.

Add salt, the juice of two limes, 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar OR 3-4 shakes NuNaturals Stevia Extract, OR 1 Tbl Truvia (not pictured) and some  pickle juice.
You can always add more of the pickle juice at the end if you need a bit more dressing.

Pour in Italian dressing, mustard, and blend together.  We’re almost there!
We just need to shred and stir in the cabbage.  Now, cabbage texture is a very personal issue, that I’m not going to delve into.  But this is my method.

Stir everything together, and taste…add more pickle juice or salt if you need it.
Yummy, huh!?!
Here is the printable recipe page:

Dill Pickle Coleslaw Recipe
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This is the best coleslaw recipe if you like tart and tangy, and something just a bit different than the typical mayo coleslaw. It's my favorite...the lime and dill pickles are just SO yummy! You can use pre-bagged coleslaw mix to make it even quicker to toss together. If you're following the Trim & Healthy plan, then this is a FP recipe
Recipe type: Sides & Veggies
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
  • 3 c. shredded cabbage
  • ½ c. shredded carrots
  • ¼ c onion, thinly sliced green onion shoots or chives
  • ½ c. chopped dill pickles (from any shape/size dill…slices, minis, etc.)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 T. parsley coarsely chopped
  • ⅓ c. pickle juice
  • 2T. brown sugar OR 3-4 shakes NuNaturals Stevia Extract, OR 1 Tbls Truvia
  • 2T Prepared Italian or Greek dressing
  • 1 T prepared mustard or Dijon mustard
  1. Instructions:
  2. Mix diced carrots, pickles, onion, parsley, and pickles in a large bowl. I like to use my Pampered Chef chopper to dice everything up quickly…it’s easier to clean that a food processor.
  3. Add dressing ingredients to the bowl, and stir in.
  4. Finally, add shredded slaw, and blend well. If you need a bit more dressing, add in more pickle juice. Taste and adjust seasoning. I also like to add a teaspoon or so of the Greek Dressing Mix from my blog.
  5. This gets even better if you let it marinate overnight in the fridge.
  6. For a photographic tutorial of this coleslaw recipe, and more really yummy things, check out:
  7. http://www.gwens-nest.com/family-favorite-recipes/dill-pickle-coleslaw-recipe



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