Tangy Garlic Coleslaw

It is finally time here for outdoor entertaining! Most often, we entertain at least once a week in the spring and summer. This also means we are doing a lot of grilling! Coleslaw is a staple for most barbeques but I have never really been that fond of coleslaw until I had my mom’s version of the famous garlic coleslaw from Vincent’s in Dallas. When the restaurant closed, the chef shared the recipe with my mother. He only gave her the ingredients, so we had to figure out quantities on our own. We have been tweaking it for years. Today, I am sharing my version of this simple Tangy Garlic Coleslaw because I made it to serve with the ribs we served this weekend for a small gathering.

Tangy Garlic Coleslaw - Home with Holliday

Tangy Garlic Coleslaw

This is a super easy recipe to make. The garlic and vinegar really give it a perfect punch and a great alternative to the typically heavy dressing on traditional coleslaw recipes. For me, the key is mixing all of the dressing ingredients separately before adding to the slaw mixture.

Tangy Garlic Coleslaw - Home with Holliday

This recipe calls for my house seasoning. You can find the recipe for it HERE. It is a staple in our kitchen.

Holliday's Homemade House Seasoning Gift - Home with Hollida
Simple Tangy Garlic Coleslaw - Home with Holliday

The topper for the Tangy Garlic Coleslaw is the paprika!

Tangy Garlic Coleslaw - Home with Holliday

Tangy Garlic Coleslaw - Home with Holliday

Tangy Garlic Coleslaw

This is my take on the famous Garlic Slaw that was a favorite at Vincent's in Dallas. When it closed, the well-renowned chef gave my mother the ingredients and we have put our own spin on it. Super easy to make and best made a day ahead for the flavors to meld!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Holliday Johnson


  • 3 bags Pre-cut slaw mix (with carrots) I used 9 oz bags
  • 1/2 cup Mayonaise
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup Dried Parsley Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Holliday's House Seasoning linked above
  • 1 tbsp Granulated Garlic
  • 1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 3 dashes Smoked Paprika for garnish


  1. Place all of the pre-cut slaw mix in a large bowl and set aside.

  2. In another mixing bowl, combine mayonaise, sour cream, my house seasoning (himalayan pink salt, pepper and granulated garlic), the additional granulated garlic, parsley, and the vinager until well combined.

  3. Pour the mixture over the slaw and mix well.

  4. Taste to see if added salt, pepper or vinegar is needed.

  5. Refrigerate for several hours for the flavors to meld.

  6. Top with a sprinkling of the paprika prior to serving.

  7. NOTE: This is a great "make ahead" recipe for large groups as it is best made one day in advance. If you make it a day ahead, you might want to refresh it with a bit more vinegar.

Tangy Garlic Coleslaw - Home with Holliday

If you have plans to feed a large group, this is a perfect option. I recently made a large batch for 40 people and it worked out so well because it stays servable for a long time. I also made it for my son’s Black and White Outdoor Graduation Party and it was a big hit!

Coleslaw for our Black and White Outdoor Graduation Party - Home with Holliday

Thanks for stopping by to hear about how our Tangy Garlic Coleslaw came to be. Folks in Dallas would visit Vincent’s just for the slaw so we had to figure out how to duplicate it! Enjoy!!


  1. Gaymarie Vaughan | 13th May 19

    It’s the best slaw ever!

  2. Barbara Chapman | 14th May 19

    HI Holliday! This looks delcious and I bet all the grads who come over for your son’s graduation party will love it. Thanks for sharing ~ pinned.

    Barb 🙂

    • Holliday Johnson | 14th May 19

      Here is hoping so! At least, my son loves it! Thanks for the pinning, Barbara. XO

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