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Mom’s Famous Cole Slaw – Gluten Free!

Written by Kathy Glow

Written By:  Kathy @ Kissing the Frog

It’s finally summer. I’m sure the weather will warm up eventually, right? Picnics, outdoor barbeques, and family reunions will be in full swing soon enough. It’s time to ready all the yummy side dishes like potato salad, baked beans, and cole slaw that pair so well with burgers and brats.

Hubby is usually not a fan of any side dish containing mayonnaise, but my mom’s cole slaw rocks his socks. In true MIL of the year fashion, she’s found a way to make her version gluten free, and she’s sharing it with us.

Mom’s Gluten Free Cole Slaw

Finely chop 6-8 cups green cabbage*

In a separate bowl, thoroughly mix until smooth and creamy:

  • 1 cup Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise (this states on the label that it is gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (optional)

Pour over chopped cabbage and mix thoroughly.

For color, garnish with about 8 cherry tomatoes, halved.

*This cabbage is good all by itself; but for variety and additional color, you may also add other veggies. Chopped red cabbage, celery, green bell peppers, or radishes would work well as would shredded carrots.


My mom comes from that generation of “a-dash-of-this-and-a-pinch-of-that” cooks, so she wants me to remind you that “any good cook would adjust these proportions to fit her or his own family’s taste!”

See you at the picnic!

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About the author

Kathy Glow

Kathy Glow is a wife and mom to four lively boys and one beautiful angel in Heaven, lost to cancer. Most days you can find her under a pile of laundry ordering take-out. When she is not driving all over town in her mini-van or wiping “boy stuff” off the walls, she is writing about what life is REALLY like after all your dreams come true. Her writing has been featured on sites such as Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Good Housekeeping, and Mamalode; but Her View From Home is her favorite place to be. Her blog is at www.lifewiththefrog.com. You can follow her on Facebook at Kissing the Frog.