what you need:
1 (16 ounce) bag coleslaw mix
1 small to medium chopped onion
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
Ground black pepper to taste, I like a lot.
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup mayonnaise (or more if your mix is too thin.
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
Juice from half a fresh lemon (or more if you wish)
In a large bowl, combine bagged slaw mix and onion. In a seperate bowl, combine the sugar, salt, pepper, buttermilk, mayo, vinegar and lemon juice. Mix with a whisk till smooth and pour over the coleslaw. Stir well and let chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.
*If your slaw mix is too thin, add more mayo. The dressing should cling to the coleslaw, not be soupy. The use of a fresh lemon is critical to this recipe, it really sends it over the top! You could also add some fresh lemon zest for some real zing.
The slaw in the photo is not a store bought bagged mix. I had a head of cabbage so I used it along with some purple onion. I was out of carrots, but I would usually add them too.