Can You Freeze Coleslaw?

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Yummo coleslaw, the perfect dish to eat by itself or the ideal complement to to a masterpiece recipe. However you have your coleslaw, best belief it is delicious and one of those simple dishes that really work.

So, you are here because you want to find if you can freeze coleslaw? The answer to the question is yes, but there are somethings you need to be aware of before you proceed.

Below I will highlight the different steps you can take, as well as other vital information that is necessary when dealing with the storage of this salad.

How to Freeze Coleslaw?

When going about freezing this salad, there are a couple of things you should know. A lot of people will often make their ‘slaw’ with a mayonnaise-based. The big issue is that mayonnaise does not freeze well and if you freeze it and defrost it, it tends to come out watery and everything separates. It also wont be as crunchy.

I will still show you how to deal with freezing the coleslaw, if you want to use the mayonnaise-based dressing.

Without the dressing

Step 1

Take the coleslaw and place inside a freezer Ziploc bag.

Step 2

Before sealing the bag, squeeze out the excess air.

Step 3

Label the bag with the date, so you can have an idea as to how long it has been sitting in the freezer.

Once you are ready to use the coleslaw, you can let it thaw out and add your mayonnaise based dressing, or any other you like.

With the Dressing

As stated above, coleslaw with the mayonnaise dressing does not hold up well in the freezer and it will come out runny. However, if you oil and vinegar dressings on coleslaw, then you can freeze them with no problem.

Step 1

Prepare the coleslaw and add the dressing you like.

Step 2

Take the coleslaw and place inside a freezer Ziploc bag or container.

Step 3

Before sealing the bag, squeeze out the excess air.

Step 4

Before placing in the freezer, label the bag with the date, this will give you an idea as to how long its been in the freezer.

Label the bag with the date, so you can have an idea as to how long it has been sitting in the freezer.

How to Thaw Frozen Coleslaw?

When you are ready to use your frozen coleslaw, defrosting it is a pretty easy process.

Step 1

Remove coleslaw from the freezer and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator to fully thaw out.

Step 2

Once defrosted, you might have to drain off the excess water, especially if you had dressing on it.

Please note: Once your coleslaw is thawed out, you should never refreeze it. It should be used 2-3 days after you have thawed it out.

Jeremy Dixon
 

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