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Restaurant Coleslaw

This Sweet Restaurant Coleslaw is sweet and crunchy. A replica of Kentucky Fried Chicken's coleslaw!
Course: Salads
Author: Kristi


  • 1 16 ounce bag coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2/3 cup creamy salad dressing such as Miracle Whip™
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Add coleslaw and diced onion to a large bowl.
  • In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients until blended thoroughly. Add dressing mixture to coleslaw mixture and stir well to coat.
  • Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.


*The longer the coleslaw is chilled, the more pronounced the flavors. Typically I only refrigerate for 30 minutes (because I don't plan ahead!), but you can also refrigerate up to several hours.