Tangy Coleslaw Camp Recipe

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Tossing a bit of cabbage with a prepared dressing is the easiest side dish you could imagine for your next camping trip. Making a fresh dressing is almost as easy, lots healthier and way tastier than using a store-bought dressing. I like to mix this tangy coleslaw recipe at home and toss with veggies at the campsite. The sugar makes this dressing slightly sweet while the horseradish gives it a surprising tangy punch. It is a great flavor to combine with a sweeter main dish like BBQ ribs because it provides a nice balance of flavors. Oh the tang of horseradish … there is nothing quite like it. Here’s how you make it, serves about 6. 

Make this tangy coleslaw recipe by combining these ingredients and refrigerate till ready to use:

1 cup mayonnaise
1 ½ teaspoons white vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons dried dill weed
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
4 tablespoons white sugar

Making this Tangy Coleslaw Recipe Slaw Dressing at home is easy, just transport to the campsite in a food storage container with a tight fitting lid and then toss with shredded cabbage at the campsite a few hours before your meal. Having various sizes of food containers in a set helps to eliminate excess bulk while packing because you can use the perfect size of container for the quantity of food you are transporting. I also love the “nesting” capacity of these containers for bringing the empties back home.

Camp Cooking Tip: I like to make my tangy coleslaw recipe at home, then just toss with the shredded cabbage at the campsite a few hours before the meal.


16 oz package pre-shredded coleslaw mix (if you would rather shred it yourself, it’s about a 1.5 pound head of cabbage)

Chill, top and serve:

Let the flavors combine for a few hours in the RV refrigerator or camp cooler then top and serve.
Fresh cracked black pepper – to taste
1 – 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Nothing says “Camp Meal” like a blue speckled classic enamelware camping plate! These things are so durable, they are even dishwasher safe! (Not that anyone ever uses a dishwasher when camping but it’s nice to know you could if you wanted to!) This camping plate is the picture-perfect vessel to enjoy this Tangy Coleslaw Recipe and hearty sandwich for dinner!

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  1. Being a coleslaw junkie I don’t think I can wait for a camp trip to try this one!

    1. Kim Hanna says:

      Thanks Rick! You make a good point…any location is a good place for coleslaw!