Blue Cheese Cole Slaw | Easy and Blue Cheesy!

DSC_1049With weather warming up for the dry season, I keep reminiscing about our barbecues back in the US every summer and sometimes into the winter, too. My mouth has been watering to make this cole slaw dish to pair with the perfect grilling weather we are experiencing. Having never been a fan of cole slaw growing up, it took my cousin making this version to get me hooked on it as an adult. Now I’m in love with the cole slaw and it is a must around our house for barbecues and get togethers! DSC_1060Several months ago, I actually found blue cheese crumbles here, so I bought it and stashed it away for a later date…specifically to make this dish! It wasn’t until just last weekend, that we had a barbeque at our house, one of the first we’ve had since moving to Rwanda. And what was a key item on our menu?… of course, this barbecue must-have made an appearance along with burgers, brats, and tomato and red onion salad with a lemon, ginger, and habanero dressing.DSC_1064With 13 people sitting around our 6 person patio table all chatting, laughing, and having shots of tequila and throwing tennis balls for the four dogs running around the yard… we felt at home again! DSC_1066Ingredients:

  • Prepackaged cole slaw mix with purple cabbage and carrots
  • Small head of broccoli, chopped
  • Marzetti Cole Slaw dressing, add a little at a time until you coat the mix to your liking
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Blue Cheese crumbles, to your liking
  • Red onion, finely julienned
  • Slivered almonds, about 1/2 to 2/3 cup depending on how much you like


  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes to several hours before serving to let it set together. Stir again before serving.

{A Hint of Ginger | Top it Off} Top off your Pulled Pork sandwiches at your next BBQ with this cole slaw mixture for a great blue cheesy taste.

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