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Hard Rock Cafe Cole Slaw Copycat Recipe
Hard Rock Cafe Coleslaw
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Side Dish
Calories: 200
Cook Time: 24 hours
Recipe Rating: 4.3 (7 reviews)
Smashing a guitar and hanging it on the wall will not give you the true Hard Rock Cafe experience unless you then eat a sandwich with this cole slaw served on the side. You have to be patient though since it's not something you can enjoy right away. Good cole slaw needs a little time to chill in the cool box—24 hours at least. The cabbage needs a chance to get it together with the other ingredients before rocking out at the gig inside your mouth.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

1 1/3 cups mayonnaise
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons milk 
Pinch salt
8 cups chopped cabbage (1 head)
1/2 cup shredded carrot

1. Combine all of the ingredients except the cabbage and carrots in a large bowl and blend until smooth with an electric mixer.

2. Add the cabbage and carrots and toss well.

3. Cover and chill overnight in the refrigerator. The flavors fully develop after 24 to 48 hours.

Serves 6 to 8 as a side dish.

OK but.......
Kath Ludford  
Submitted on: 07/17/17
The slaw is OK but it needs some finely sliced red onion in it just to give it a lift otherwise it's a bit vinegary and bland. Sorry
Stacie May  
Submitted on: 11/22/10
I have tried this recipe once before and my friends and family loved it. I will be making it for thankgiving this year!
L. J.  
Submitted on: 11/02/07
I was thinking there must be a little horseradish in Hard Rock's Coleslaw. What do you think? It has a teeny bite to it.
Submitted on: 11/19/05
I have used this recipe at every holiday, the bestI have ever found.
Submitted on: 09/11/05
I took the former Hard Rock Corporate Trainer's suggestion about the horseradish and substituted half of the mayo for horseradish-flavored mayo. It tasted great!
Submitted on: 08/20/05
Hard Rock uses a horseradish based dressing for the slaw. I was a Corporate Trainer with them for several years. Just a tip.
Submitted on: 08/10/05
I love this cole slaw recipe. It is the only one I make now!!! It is definitely better if you wait the day or two before you serve it.