Creamy Sweet & Sour Cranberry Cole Slaw

This delicious Creamy Sweet and Sour Cole Slaw is a great slaw any time, but adding dried cranberries turns it into a perfect Holiday side dish too!

The dressing is tangy and sweet and flavourful.  I have never had a cole slaw dressing with garlic in it before that I know of. It is not over powering – it lends just a hint of complexity to the taste.

Our traditional Christmas dinner always includes cole slaw. I saw this recipe in a little local newspaper flyer and it immediately caught my attention.  You just never know where recipe inspirations are going to turn up.  The whipping cream/mayonnaise combination intrigued me and I wanted to try it.  Since I was thinking Christmas dinner I thought adding dried cranberries would be a perfect addition of another sweet/tart flavour.  Turns out I was right!

You can certainly leave the cranberries out and add whatever other additions you like.  Grated carrots, green or red pepper, onions are all classic additions to a cole slaw.

I couldn’t get enough of this cole slaw the first time I tasted it.  Kinda like potato chips… you can’t eat just one!

I think I have a new holiday favourite cole slaw!

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Creamy Sweet and Sour Cole Slaw with Cranberries


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Creamy Sweet and Sour Cole Slaw With Cranberries

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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 6 cups


  • 6 cups shredded green cabbage (about half a small, dense cabbage
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 Tbsp whipping cream
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced
  • 4 green onions sliced finely
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries optional or substitute other traditional additions


  • Shred cabbage with a mandolin or food processor.
  • Mix remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Whisk until it is smooth.
  • Mix cabbage and dressing. You can serve immediately but letting it rest 30 minutes will allow flavours to meld.

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