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The Ultimate Traeger Sides: Smoked Coleslaw

Posted by sbulloch on April 29, 2013

Traeger's Smoked Coleslaw

When you spend hours slow cooking the perfect brisket, you need a delicious side that comes together quickly, tastes great, and can be prepared ahead of time. Like always, Traeger has you covered with this bright and tangy Smoked Coleslaw that fits the bill for the ultimate side dish. You can make the dressing and smoke the veggies ahead of time to make putting it together for meal time a snap. To make things even easier, we are introducing you to a fun new kitchen gadget from Chef's Planet called the Food Scoop. It is perfect for moving large amounts of small food without dropping them all over the counter.

The Food Scoop

Smoked Coleslaw


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Serves 6
Recommended Pellets: Hickory


3/4 cup mayonnaise (for the dressing)

1/2 cup sour cream(for the dressing)

Juice from one lemon, about 1/4 cup(for the dressing)

2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard(for the dressing)

1 to 2 tablespoons sugar(for the dressing)

1 to 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish(for the dressing)

Salt and pepper to taste(for the dressing)

8 to 10 cups finely shredded cabbage (for the slaw)

1/3 cup diced red onion (for the slaw)

1 large carrot, grated (for the slaw)

1 red or green bell pepper, seeded and finely diced (for the slaw)

Smoked paprika or regular paprika (for the slaw)


Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a small mixing bowl, cover, and refrigerate.

Put the cabbage and other vegetables in a metal kitchen colander or spread it out on a rimmed baking sheet.

When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Smoke the cabbage for 30 minutes.

Using this awesome food scoop from Chef's Planet transfer the veggies to a large mixing bowl.

Smoked Coleslaw

Add the dressing and stir to coat the cabbage.

Traeger's Smoked Coleslaw

Taste for seasoning, adding more sugar, horseradish, or salt and pepper as needed.

Dust the top lightly with paprika. Refrigerate until serving time. Enjoy!