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Honey Sriracha Coleslaw (Sweet and Spicy)

Honey Sriracha Coleslaw. Impress your guests with this easy barbecue side salad. Creamy, sweet and spicy honey Sriracha dressing over healthy coleslaw salad.

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With summer holidays like Memorial Day and 4th of July coming up, you’ll want some fun and creative recipes to wow your guests, or hosts. Let’s look beyond the all-too-easy store bought 7-layer dip and try something unique; like this sweet and slightly spicy Honey Sriracha Coleslaw recipe. You’ll impress them with this spin on a traditional barbecue coleslaw salad.

Some friends of ours visited Las Vegas and were gracious enough to let us have a barbecue get-together at their home in their absence. Of course, they’re adorable dog Maggie needed to be babysat so it was a win-win. As the food bloggers of the group, it’s our job to bring unique dishes and baked goods to these potlucks; apparently we’re all foodies.

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There’s something about grilled pork chops, burgers, lobster and corn that makes you want a good old-fashioned coleslaw. I think these foods are best buddies, and go together well. By this way, this coleslaw recipe has passed the unofficial taste recommendation test: two friends who said they don’t ever eat coleslaw came back for seconds.

Making this Honey Sriracha Coleslaw is a simple as can be. It literally takes less than 10 minutes from the start of popping open that bag of coleslaw veggies to the smiling satisfaction of tasting it. First mix together the short, but important list of ingredients for the sauce, pour over salad mix, stir and….well that’s it! Can’t get much easier than that. Have a fun and safe summer while enjoying your Memorial Day and 4th of July barbecues!

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Cooking Tips: How to easily clean your measuring cups

Want to know how to avoid a sticky mess and cleanup when you measure things like peanut butter, honey or mayo? It’s so simple! Spray a bit of cooking spray into the measuring cup (or grease with a bit of olive oil and paper towel), then add your ingredient. Now watch it literally slide out with no cleanup. Hope that blew your mind like it did mine.

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Honey Sriracha Coleslaw

Products used in this recipe:

Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set
3-Piece Mixing Bowl Set, Blue/Green/Yellow
11-Inch Balloon Whisk


Recipe at-a-glance:

Flavor profiles: Sweet, slightly spicy and a bit tangy
Texture: Crisp and crunchy vegetables with creamy and moist dressing
Dietary Options/Substitutions: This recipe is vegetarian and gluten-fee. For vegan use eggless mayo. If you don’t like spicy, reduce or omit hot sauce.

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Honey Sriracha Coleslaw (Sweet & Spicy)

Honey Sriracha Coleslaw recipe. Impress your guests with this easy barbecue side salad. Creamy, sweet and spicy honey Sriracha dressing over healthy coleslaw salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Asian, Indian
Keyword easy coleslaw recipe, easy sriracha slaw, Sriracha Coleslaw dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 78kcal
Servings 8
Author: Matt Ivan
Did you know? Servings and ingredient amounts can be adjusted on all my recipes. Click the green number above to change.


  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup real mayonnaise, use eggless for vegan
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha, or similar tangy hot sauce (use more or less depending on how spicy you want it)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 –8 cups shredded coleslaw mix, without pre-made dressing


  • In a small bowl whisk together first 6 ingredients from honey to black pepper.
  • Place shredded coleslaw vegetables into a large bowl. Add coleslaw dressing, fold and stir to evenly combine. Salad should be evenly coated, without too much excess liquid.
  • Can serve immediately, but best if you keep covered in the fridge for at least 45 minutes for flavor to soak in.


This coleslaw would make the perfect topping to my Carolina Style Pulled Pork Sliders.
Nutrition Facts
Honey Sriracha Coleslaw (Sweet & Spicy)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 228mg10%
Potassium 5mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. I just came across this recipe on Pinterest and boy am I glad I did. DEE-LISH!!! Soooooo good! This will definitely be my go to coleslaw recipe going forward. THANK YOU!

  2. 5 stars
    I think this is my new favorite coleslaw recipe! I had some radishes I needed to use up so I slivered them and added with some thinly sliced onion. YUM!!! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    Made this today and loved it! Nice and spicy but not too much so. I used a 16 oz bag of coleslaw mix and thought the amount of dressing was perfect. I don’t like coleslaw that is too “soupy” (heavy on the dressing), so I thought this recipe was perfect. Thank you!!

  4. I’m super picky about my coleslaw and I made this today and it was awesome! Deeelish!! Will only make my own from now on! Thanks Matthew!

    1. It is Marjory! I never used to do that or remember oil first. If there’s no oil in the recipe then the spray still helps with the sticky stuff.

    1. Thanks Arman! It works wonderfully to add subtle heat in this recipe. Thanks for stopping by! I love your photography and healthy take on recipes

    1. Thanks Linda! It’s a fun recipe. That whisk is great. Unfortunately was too big for the photograph of the sauce. Some times you need to improvise with food photography

  5. Honey AND Sriracha? You are speaking my language! This looks similar to the dressing that was on a salad I had in South Korea that I haven’t been able to replicate. The ingredients sound right though, and I remember it was served over green cabbage. I absolutely must try this.

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