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Dijon Coleslaw. Two different ways!

Dijon Cole Slaw. Our standard recipe with cabbage and carrots or try adding sweetness with the addition of golden raisins and bell peppers.

Dijon Coleslaw in serving bowl

Dijon Coleslaw

This dijon coleslaw post was inspired by a photo that I posted on our Facebook Page this past weekend. It was the photo below of a traditional Newfoundland Sunday supper “cold plate”.

I was astounded at the response to that photo! It turned out to be one of the most popular for Rock Recipes on Facebook for the entire year. It garnered over 1000 likes in a day and a half, plus hundreds of shares and comments. 

Dijon Coleslaw on a traditional Newfoundland cold plate

Dijon Coleslaw on a traditional Newfoundland cold plate.

It goes to show that you can’t underestimate the power of nostalgia. Although not nearly so commonly practiced these days, it seemed the ritual of serving cold cuts mostly those left over from the Sunday roast dinner. 

They were served with a variety of cold pasta and potato salads. It was almost a universal Sunday tradition in Newfoundland families decades ago.

It certainly was in my extended family. If you were invited out for Sunday supper you knew exactly what you were getting.

A traditional Newfoundland Sunday Supper Cold Plate

A traditional Newfoundland Sunday Supper Cold Plate

I must remember to do a more in-depth post on the topic with a few simple recipes sometime soon. For now, many people messaged me asking how we made the Dijon Coleslaw that was on the plate in the photo.

It is a base recipe that we sometimes add other things to in order to keep it interesting.

Dijon Cole Slaw image collage showing both ways to serve this recipe.

Dijon Cole Slaw

Dijon Coleslaw 2 ways

Here I’m going to provide 2 variations, a plain Dijon Coleslaw and one that adds some balancing sweetness to the tangy flavour with the addition of sweet bell peppers and golden raisins. Either one would make a terrific side dish for your next BBQ or indeed, as part of your next Sunday supper “cold plate.”

Update! That Newfoundland Cold Plate post has been added and there you will find links to over 20 pasta, 7 potato salad side dishes for any summer BBQ or pot luck all year long. 

Newfoundland Cold Plate image with title text for social media

Newfoundland Cold Plate. A traditional post Christmas favourite. Heres a simple guide to putting together this simple, nostalgic favourite of Newfoundlanders everywhere.

Like this Dijon Coleslaw recipe?

You’ll find dozens of terrific ideas like this  in our dedicated Side Dishes Category.

Dijon Coleslaw Photo with title text

 

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Dijon Coleslaw in serving bowl
Dijon Cole Slaw - two ways!
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Dijon Cole Slaw - our standard recipe with cabbage and carrots or try adding sweetness with the addition of golden raisins and bell peppers.
Course: Side Dishes
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Ingredients
For the Dijon Coleslaw Dressing
  • 3/4 cup plain mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp honey
For the coleslaw
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 large grated carrot
  • 2 in small bell peppers (red orange or yellow) cut thin slices (optional)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins optional
Instructions
  1. Whisk all of the ingredients for the coleslaw dressing together and set aside.
  2. Chop and shred all of the coleslaw ingredients as required. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.
  3. Toss the coleslaw with the dressing just prior to serving.
Recipe Notes

The mayonnaise we use in this dressing nowadays is almost always a reduced fat version.
When making the bell pepper and raisin version of this coleslaw I omit the grated carrot most time but it's perfectly fine to add it too if you want.


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Sheila Larcher

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

Love love love your recipes! YUMMMMMY

Sheila Larcher

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

Love your recipes! Yummy!

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Maxena Tucker Wilson

Sunday 29th of September 2019

This Coleslaw recipe is awesome

Janet Renaud

Friday 30th of August 2019

Love this dressing recipe. Has just the right amt of tang & sweetness. I don’t usually make creamy dressing for cole slaw but whenI do this is the recipe iI use every time.

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