25 Best Soul Food Cookout Side Dishes

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What’s a cookout without a side? 

Bland.

And what are good soul food sides?

So many soul food meals include side dishes like soul food collard greensSouthern greens beansBlack folks baked macaroni and cheeseblack-eyed peas, or candied yams.

 

Soul Food Cookout Side Dishes

 

What are soul food cookout sides?

From Labor Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Juneteenth.

If the soul food cookout is about the main course, then the soul food cookout side dishes are about enhancing the main dish flavors! 

What you choose for a side dish depends on the type of meal you’re having. For example, If you’re having a soul food cookout or BBQ, you’ll want soul food cookout side dishes that balance the heat of spicy or grilled meat. 

If you’re grilling up a rack of ribs, serve some baked beans to go with it. If you’re grilling a tender pork belly, pair it with a delicious bowl of macaroni salad.

Making the perfect side dish is an art form, and choosing the right soul food cookout sides will help you master the art of side dishes. 

 

Best soul food Memorial Day recipes

 

Getting ready to fire up the grill?

When summer is here, Americans kick off the season by barbecuing ’til they burst! 

It’s all about the grill, the grill, the grill!

Who doesn’t look forward to the smell of summer – the scent of grilled meat with beautiful fresh fruit and vegetables. You can taste the outdoor freshness in a summer meal! 

You’re here because you’re ready to fire up your grill! But what’ll it be? 

This summer cookout food list and Black BBQ menu will guide you to the best soul food cookout side dishes and cookout recipes to create the most memorable backyard BBQ!

 

Black Folks Soul Food Cookout Side Dishes

 

What are good sides to bring to a cookout?

People often ask, what sides go with hamburgers and hot dogs at a cookout? Start with these most common soul food cookout side dishes:

 

 

25 best soul food cookout side dishes to make

Short on time and looking for a quick recipe for your next cookout?

This menu of delicious cookout soul food sides consists of warm and savory recipes that will complement a variety of meats from beef, pork, chicken, and seafood courses. 

Black Folks Soul Food Southern Coleslaw Recipe
How do Black people make coleslaw?
With lots of flavor!
Black folks’ soul food Southern coleslaw is a classic recipe perfect for pairing with smokey BBQ meats and a great accompaniment with a pulled pork sandwich. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Coleslaw Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Potato Salad Recipe
Black folks Southern potato salad recipe is a must-have for any African American cookout, family reunion, picnic, or potluck! It’s a creamy yet tangy dressing balanced by soul food seasonings and flavors. AKA Black cookout potato salad! 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Potato Salad Recipe

 

Juneteenth Red Foods | Southern Red Cabbage Slaw
Southern red cabbage slaw is a delicious blend of red cabbage with carrots, celery, onion, herbs, and savory soul food seasonings. A dish perfect for a Juneteenth red foods menu!
Check out this recipe!
Juneteenth Southern Red Cabbage Slaw

 

Black Folks Soul Food Macaroni Salad
How do you make Black macaroni salad?
Black folks soul food macaroni salad includes flavorful ingredients like sweet carrots, savory onions, and celery. Plus, mayo, mustard, and seasonings that pack a delicious punch like thyme, celery salt, and cayenne pepper for a tiny touch of sweet heat!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Macaroni Salad

 

Soul Food Southern Pasta with Italian Dressing
Soul food Southern pasta with Italian dressing and savory shrimp is a Black folks' creative way to make a flavorful soul food pasta dish you've come to expect from your favorite African American cookouts and family gatherings!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Pasta With Italian Dressing

 

Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs
Black folks' soul food Southern deviled eggs start as hard-boiled eggs mashed. Then they're seasoned to perfection and stuffed back into the egg whites for a delicious and flavorful snack! 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs Recipe

 

Soul Food Cookout Side Dishes - Black Folks Soul Food Southern Coleslaw Recipe

 

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Black Folks Soul Food Baked Macaroni And Cheese
Soul food baked mac and cheese is made with a rich & creamy homemade cheese sauce & yummy Southern spices. Southern comfort food the Black folks way!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Baked Mac And Cheese

 

Soul Food Southern Mac And Cheese
African American grandmas and moms have been producing great pots of soul food Southern mac and cheese for years!
It just might've gotten lost how impactful this recipe is to the Black community.
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Mac And Cheese

 

Black Folks Soul Food Collard Greens Recipe
What is a soul food collard greens recipe?
A Black folks collard greens recipe is the quintessential dish of any Southern soul food dinner.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Collard Greens Recipe

 

Black Folks Chicken Salad Recipe
Are you craving the perfect chicken salad?
Black folks' chicken salad goes beyond the mayo and chicken chunks! It's packed with flavor and just the right amount of savory, sweet, and crunch.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Chicken Salad Recipe

 

Southern Soul Food Tomato Watermelon Salad
Add to the menu tangy and sweet tomato watermelon salad for your next outdoor BBQ party!
Summertime is all about the refreshing flavors of juicy watermelon and tangy tomatoes. 
This recipe for tomato watermelon salad with feta cheese, pickled onions, pickled peppers, and zesty cilantro is a classy Southern dish, perfect for any occasion!
Check out this recipe!
Tomato Watermelon Salad

 

How do you make gravy from scratch?

Use water and the broth from the red kidney beans.

Black Folks Soul Food Red Beans And Rice
Experience the rich taste of soul food by way of a simple yet flavorful staple dish. Black folks' soul food red beans and rice. A dish that will make your mouth water when you smell the aroma of savory seasonings and spices as the red kidney beans soak in the rich flavors of this dish!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Red Beans And Rice

 

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Black Eyed Peas
Soul food Southern black eyed peas are intensely flavored in a thick sauce with smokey & spicy seasonings. Warm, comforting, & flavorful good luck you can eat for prosperity in the New Year!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Black Eyed Peas

 

Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Who has the best mashed potatoes? This Black folks creamy mashed potatoes recipe is the best I've ever had & my family's favorite too!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Candied Yams
Candied yams are an old-fashioned African-American recipe. A sweet potato soul food side dish cooked to perfection in a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Candied Yams

 

Black Folks Baked Apple Slices
What makes this a soul food specialty? It’s gotta be the spices! 
Cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla combine with fresh apples to make Black folks baked apple slices.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Baked Apple Slices

 

Black Folks Southern Green Beans In The Instant Pot
Black folks, Southern green beans are not just another bland green vegetable!
And with Instant Pot, they're ready in only 2 mins with no compromise to the irresistible Southern soul food flavors!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Green Beans

 

Black Folks Southern Cabbage Recipe
Black folks Southern cabbage recipe is a delicious way to enjoy one of the South's favorite side dishes that's warm and sweet with savory soul food flavors!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Cabbage Recipe

 

Creamed Corn Recipe In The Instant Pot
This homemade creamed corn recipe is sure to be the hit of your next get-together. 
What’s the best thing about this recipe other than the Southern soul food flavors?
The taste is fresh and vibrant because it’s made easily from scratch!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Creamed Corn Recipe

 

Black Folks Creamed Corn Pudding Casserole
This Southern creamed corn casserole has a sweet corn flavor with onion and garlic for a rich, savory, soul food taste. Add sour cream for a creamy melt-in-your-mouth pudding and parmesan cheese for the cornbread crust.
Check out this recipe!
Creamed Corn Casserole

 

Black Folks Homemade Cornbread
Black folks homemade cornbread does not use a box mix. Instead, cornmeal is used to make this Southern skillet cornbread recipe from scratch.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Homemade Cornbread

 

Black Folks Southern Sweet Cornbread Recipe
Cornbread is best served the Black folks' way! With Sunday soul food dinners and Thanksgiving staples like fresh cranberry sauce, Southern-style green beans, and homemade stuffing. 
Give your next meal the Southern comfort it deserves with this warm, sweet, and flavorful recipe!
Check out this recipe!
Sweet Cornbread Recipe

 

Southern Cornbread Recipe With Corn
This cornbread recipe with corn is my go-to for a soul food Thanksgiving menu, Christmas dinner, and Sunday Southern dinners all throughout the year!
You’ll never want another dry slice of bread again!
Check out this recipe!
Cornbread Recipe With Corn

 

These soul food cookout side dishes will enhance the main course rather than detract from it. While also satisfying hungry guests with a hearty meal. 

And since we eat with our eyes first, these summer soul food cookout sides offer a beautiful spread and presentation of colorful fruit, veggies, and pasta!

 

Soul Food Cookout Side Dishes - Soul Food Sweet Tea

 

Soul food cookout drinks

Black Folks Southern Sweet Tea
Southern sweet tea is a delicious blend of refreshingly sweet and tangy flavors. (Mostly sweet flavors when it comes to making Black folks Southern sweet tea!)
But sweet ice tea is more than just a thirst-quenching beverage – it's a symbol of Southern hospitality and good company, and it's enjoyed throughout the deep South all year.
"All that sweet tea and cobbler!"
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Sweet Tea

 

Juneteenth Southern Hibiscus Sweet Tea
What is the official drink of Juneteenth?
Southern hibiscus sweet tea. It's a delicious red drink, and hibiscus flowers are native to West Africa. So, hibiscus tea has been part of Black culture since the beginning!
Check out this recipe!
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Juneteenth Red Foods & Drinks | Watermelon Red Soda
Juneteenth red foods and drinks are not only delicious, but they are also symbolic. Red is one of the primary colors used by African Americans to celebrate Juneteenth Black History, including this easy-to-make Juneteenth watermelon red soda recipe.
Check out this recipe!
Juneteenth Red Foods & Drinks Watermelon Red Soda

 

Pineapple & Watermelon Dole Whip Recipe
Dole Whip is still the best-kept secret in the frozen dessert world! Making it even more special when you find pineapple or watermelon Dole Whip at Disney Parks like Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom.
But what exactly is this tasty treat? And how do you make this fabulous concoction at home?
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Black Folks Moscato Sangria
Black folks like sweet recipes, so it's no wonder that we've signed on for this fruity and often sparkly Italian wine. And like we always do, started creating our own Black folks' recipes - like moscato sangria!
#BlackFolksSwag
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Moscato Sangria Recipe

 

Soul Food Cookout Side Dishes - Black Southern Banana Pudding

 

Soul food cookout desserts

Black Folks Southern Banana Pudding
How to make banana pudding the Black way
You'll never be able to look at other banana pudding the same way once you've tried this soul food delicious delight - Southern banana pudding prepared the Black way!
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Black Southern Banana Pudding

 

Southern Soul Food Pig Pickin Cake
What is a Southern soul food pig pickin cake? 
It's a homemade, moist yellow cake with whipped pineapple frosting, vanilla pudding & sweet mandarin oranges baked in. Pig pikckin is a one-of-a-kind cake as unique as its name and the official dessert of Southern pig roasts and pig pickins!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Soul Food Pig Pickin Cake

 

Black Folks Chocolate Southern Banana Pudding Recipe
This chocolate banana pudding recipe is as quick and easy as the original soul food banana pudding recipe.
You simply add an additional layer of chocolate pudding and crunchy buttery Nilla Wafers for pure chocolate bliss!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Chocolate Southern Banana Pudding Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe
This soul food dessert and the darling favorite of the South is loaded with fresh, juicy peaches and topped with a light and airy cinnamon sugar crust. A cobbler so delicious, you may want to eat it all. All by yourself!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Red velvet cake is considered to be soul food of the South!
A Black folks' Southern red velvet cake is a made-from-scratch decadent red sponge cake with homemade cream cheese frosting. A cake that's just sweet enough to be irresistible!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Red Velvet Cake

 

Soul Food Apple Pie Recipe
What makes this apple pie a Black folks’ soul food specialty?
The flavor! This soul food apple pie recipe features fresh apples sweetened with brown sugar and spiced with a blend of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Seasoned to perfection, the apples are roasted and then baked in the pie to leave you reminiscing on the best Southern dinners!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Apple Pie Recipe

 

Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
A Black folks’ sweet potato pie recipe is a delightful Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert packed with flavorful seasonings and spices in the tradition of Black folks’ soul food cooking. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

 

Southern Ambrosia Recipe
Ambrosia salad is a Southern dessert made with tropical and citrus fruits like mandarin orange, pineapple, and shredded coconut. 
While ambrosia of the gods bestowed immortality on all who ate it. Human ambrosia simply bestows a very divine and refreshing taste after fried chicken and potato salad!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Ambrosia Recipe

 

Lemon Fruit Dip With Cream Cheese
Quick & easy lemon fruit dip with cream cheese. A light, refreshing & zesty lemon dip recipe for your favorite juicy summer fruit & fruit salads!
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Black Folks Southern Tea Cake Recipe
What are Black folks tea cakes?
An African American Southern dessert, Black folks tea cake is a sweet little biscuit. Light, airy, and sometimes compared to soda bread or pound cake. Tea cakes are a traditional African American treat that date's back to the 1600s.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Tea Cake Recipe

 

Pie Crust Cookies Southern Desserts
What is a pie crust cookie?
Imagine this. The perfect sweet, flaky crust, bite-size piece of pie with your favorite seasoning (cinnamon, nutmeg) or simply sugar sprinkled over the top...
You just imagined pie crust cookies!
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What is a good finger food?

Finger food at a cookout? We call that popsicles!

Why buy expensive popsicles when you can just make your own?

Coconut Water Mixed Berry Fruit Popsicles
One of the healthiest recipes known on Earth is fruit popsicles. You can prepare homemade fruit popsicles with as little as five essential ingredients you already have in your refrigerator, like blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.
Check out this recipe!

 

Soul Food Macaroni Salad

 

Soul food cookout side dishes FAQs

What is Black culture food?

Soul foods are an African American food culture of hearty homecooked meals that you can point out by dishes with plenty of seasoning and rich with flavor! 

 

What is soul food?

Soul food is a legacy of African American cooking. 

 

What is the meaning of soul food?

Soul food is a unique stand-out style of cooking, best known for its heavy use of root vegetables and savory meats full of fantastic flavor created by tried-and-true mixtures of herbs, spices, and seasonings. 

 

Why is it called soul food?

It’s called soul food because of the Southern hospitality and heart-centric feeling cooked into every dish. An attribute akin to only Black people and how we cook, fashion, and create with style and swag. 

You know – the favor! Affectionately termed soul food.

 

What is the most popular soul food?

Many different types of soul food dishes are well-known and commonly consumed worldwide, as soul food is a perfect combination of various aromas and flavors. 

One of the most popular soul foods is collard greens and cornbread. Other soul foods include black-eyed peas, hoppin’ john, and chitterlings.

 

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What is the most popular food to put on the grill?

The question should be – what’s not popular to put on a grill? 

Because people grill everything! Not just meats. But also fruits and vegetables. I’ve even grilled whole grabs and made homemade apple cider on my grill!

Whether it’s juicy steaks, cheesy hamburgers, spicy hot dogs, crunchy shrimp, or chicken kabobs.

While all of them are popular and delicious, there is nothing better than a seared steak on the grill

Do you know why? 

Because steak is a good source of protein and has no carbohydrates. 

Grilled food is very healthy because the cooking method is through exposure to smoke and heat, so you consume a higher percentage of the nutrients in the food. 

Grilled steak can be accompanied by a simple side of fresh green salad or maybe a juicy baked potato.

 

Why is food so important to Black culture?

In Black culture, food is integral to family and social life. 

Why is it that eating brings us so much joy?

Food creates memories, traditions, and stories that can be passed down to future generations through recipes and cooking techniques.

A significant part of Black American history is the soul food recipes created by our ancestors that have shaped American food culture as a whole. 

A compelling piece of our culture, Black cookouts and other social events continue to share Black history and our legacy through food. 

 

What are some traditional African American foods?

Collard greenscornbreadmacaroni and cheesechicken and dressingcandied yamssweet potato pie, and banana pudding are just a few soul foods menu favorites. 

 

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What is the difference in Southern food and soul food?

Soul food often gets lost in translation and grouped in with Southern food.

While most soul food is Southern. Not all Southern food is soul food. 

That’s why it’s important to distinguish when a recipe or dish is Black folks’ soul food – made the African-American way.

 

Hosting a big barbecue blowout?

Or maybe you’re going to one and need to know what you should bring to a Southern cookout?

The Best Black Cookout Food Menu Ideas & Recipes
A Black cookout food menu is full of tried-and-true soul food recipes- Black potato salad, BBQ, ribs, soul food burgers, banana pudding...
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The Best Black Cookout Food Menu Ideas & Recipes

 

What do you serve at a Southern BBQ?

The answer to this question depends on the region of the US you’re talking about. 

It also depends on what kind of BBQ event.

If it’s a family event, the essentials are ribs, collardspotato salad, baked beans, chickencornbread, and corn on the cob.a

If it is a larger BBQ, you can include more delicacies such as a seafood boil, pig roast, Cajun food, BBQ chicken wings, and so on.

 

What is a BBQ without potato salad?

Simply bland. And definitely not a soul food cookout

If you had a cookout without potato salad, did you really have a cookout?

Maybe you’re not familiar with Black cookout rules. But it’s important to point out the one mandatory main dish to show up at every potluck, party, and on every Black BBQ menu – The Black potato salad recipe!

 

What kind of potatoes are best for Southern potato salad?

Use waxy potatoes like russet or Yukon gold. They’re high in moisture and starch and have a floury and crunchy texture ideal for this recipe. 

 

How long do you boil potatoes to make potato salad?

With an Instant Pot, close the lid and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes.

 

How do you make healthy coleslaw from scratch without mayo?

No Mayo Coleslaw Recipe
How do you make healthy coleslaw from scratch without mayo?
Easy, with the help of one of my favorite heart-centric ingredients - olive oil!
While there’s no keto, vegan or vegetarian need to swap lettuce for cabbage (more thoughts on that idea in this post), you can choose this low-fat coleslaw recipe with olive oil instead of mayonnaise in your slaw mix.
Check out this recipe!
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At what temperature do you cook soul food fried chicken?

The temperature to maintain the hot oil when deep-frying this Black folks’ soul food Southern fried chicken recipe is 350 degrees F.

 

What is the use of a deep fryer? 

Deep fryers are a wonderful invention that can make your life so much easier!

You can quickly and easily use them indoors or outdoors to fry foods like Southern fried chicken in deep oils at high temperatures.

 

What is the secret to good fried chicken?

The answer is soul food Southern fried chicken. A recipe that Black folks created and perfected!

 

Do air fryers work for soul food Southern fried chicken?

The answer is yes, and you won’t believe how good and crispy chicken can taste when it’s made in an air fryer!

 

What fried fish do you prefer?

Whether fried catfish or fried flounder, both are acceptable choices for a soul food cookout!

 

Do you have to make collards with pork fat?

Not when you have the smoky flavor of turkey legs!

Black Folks Instant Pot Smoked Turkey Legs
Thanksgiving doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Black folks Instant Pot turkey legs are an easy alternative to a whole turkey. A welcome addition to your Southern soul food Thanksgiving menu!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Instant Pot Smoked Turkey Legs

 

How did a traditional English country dish become one of the most beloved soul food recipes and Southern dishes?

Banana pudding has a Southern identity that stretches back over half a century. 

Black Southern banana pudding is an elevated version of the Americanized English trifle. African-American cooks in the South reimagined this layered homemade custard dish to perfection!

 

What can you cook on a lazy Sunday?

Soul Food Sunday Dinner Ideas | Black Folks Soul Food Southern Fried Chicken Recipe
What is the secret to good fried chicken?
The answer is a soul food Southern fried chicken recipe that Black folks created and perfected!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

 

How do you get your grits creamy?

For the creamiest soul food Southern grits, use the Instant Pot!

Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits Recipe
The secret ingredient to Black folks shrimp and grits is the Southern Creole sauce!
Typical to soul food and Black folks cooking, the seasonings make each recipe like none other. 
It's all about the spices and the special sauce.
Check out this recipe!
What Is Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits?

 

What can you make for a tailgate party or cookout in the fall?

Black Folks Soul Food Southern Smothered Chicken
What makes a delicious soul food smothered chicken recipe?
Tender, juicy chicken seasoned with soul food spices and smothered in a flavorful, creamy gravy medley. That's Southern comfort food at its finest!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Smothered Chicken

 

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How do you make a Southern comfort food chicken pot pie?

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Southern comfort meets home-style goodness in this remarkable Black folks' soul food chicken pot pie recipe that'll make your taste buds sing!
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Southern Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

 

What are some good recipes for Memorial Day parties?

The Best Southern Soul Food Memorial Day Recipes
Favorite soul food Memorial Day recipes from BBQ sauce, Black Southern potato salad, soul food burgers, Southern fried chicken, & sweet tea!
Check out this recipe!
The Best Southern Soul Food Memorial Day Recipes

 

What is the most popular food for Memorial Day?

The answer is simple. Anything with BBQ!

 

Love easy Instant Pot recipes?

Try these soul food favorites in the pressure cooker!

(Pro tip: You can also use Instant Pot as a slow cooker!)

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Best Soul Food Cookout Side Dishes | Black Folks Soul Food Southern Coleslaw Recipe

How do Black people make coleslaw?
With lots of flavor!
Black folks’ soul food Southern coleslaw is a classic recipe perfect for pairing with smokey BBQ meats and a great accompaniment with a pulled pork sandwich. A must for every soul food cookout!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Keyword: Black folks coleslaw, Black folks soul food Southern coleslaw recipe, keto, soul food coleslaw, soul food coleslaw recipe, soul food cookout side dishes, soul food cookout sides, Southern coleslaw recipe, vegetarian
Servings: 8
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Equipment

  • Chef’s knife or food processor
  • Cutting board

Ingredients

  • 4 cups green cabbage shredded
  • 4 cups red cabbage shredded (same as purple cabbage)
  • ½ cup carrots shredded
  • ½ cup celery diced
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dill weed
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional for you - but we always include it!)
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-3 sprigs thyme fresh

Instructions

  • Use a chef’s knife or food processor to shred the cabbage and carrots. I like to coarsely shred the green cabbage and finely shred the red.
  • Use the knife or food processor to dice the celery and onion.
  • Add the shredded cabbage to a large bowl, and then add the carrots, celery, and onion.
  • Next, sprinkle in the sugar, dill, thyme, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  • Then add the mayonnaise, mustard, and vinegar to the cabbage mixture.
  • Stir and fold the ingredients into each other until thoroughly combined.
  • Serve Black folks soul food Southern coleslaw right away, or for cold coleslaw, cover and place in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh sprigs of thyme, serve, and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 447mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1941IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Best Soul Food Cookout Side Dishes | Black Folks Soul Food Southern Coleslaw Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
81
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
2
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
447
mg
19
%
Potassium
 
236
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
11
g
4
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
7
g
8
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
1941
IU
39
%
Vitamin C
 
40
mg
48
%
Calcium
 
46
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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