Great marinated salad. Perfect for a barbeque or picnic or potluck. This is one of my long-time favorites.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
12 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the cabbage, cucumbers, carrots and onion in a large bowl.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, oil, water and salt. Pour over the cabbage mixture, toss to coat and refrigerate for at least 12 hours. Drain excess liquid before serving. ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts

325 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 40.1g 13% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1213.4mg 49% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
I don’t know anything about the Claremont Diner’s salad, so I had no problem tinkering with the recipe. I doubled the dressing and substituted cider vinegar for about half of the white vinegar and olive oil for half of the vegetable oil. I also added some black pepper and about 2 t. of celery seed to the dressing. I grated the carrots instead of slicing and omitted the onions because my husband isn’t crazy about them. I’m sure the salad is better after chilling for several hours, but I enjoyed it right away! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2009
Great way to get a few servings of veggies but turned out way too sweet for me. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2008
I don’t know anything about the Claremont Diner’s salad, so I had no problem tinkering with the recipe. I doubled the dressing and substituted cider vinegar for about half of the white vinegar and olive oil for half of the vegetable oil. I also added some black pepper and about 2 t. of celery seed to the dressing. I grated the carrots instead of slicing and omitted the onions because my husband isn’t crazy about them. I’m sure the salad is better after chilling for several hours, but I enjoyed it right away! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2010
I've been looking for a Claremont Salad recipe and this one is so close to what I wanted. I doubled the recipe and added thinly sliced celery (6 stalks). I also used 3-16 oz. bags of very thinly shredded cabbage from the produce section of my grocery to save on time. The end result is wonderful and was a huge hit at the family gathering that I made it for. Very light and refreshing on a hot summer day! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/13/2019
This was good when I made it the first time as written. I was looking for a way to use up garden cabbage and cucumber at the same time. It tastes better after sitting a day. The second time I made it, upped vinegar to 1 cup, decreased sugar to 1/2 cup, omitted water, added black pepper and small yellow pepper I had from the garden. (Didn't have celery seed, but I want to try that in it next time.) After sitting in the fridge all day, it tasted great at dinner. BF loved it. Thanks for a new way to make cole slaw without mayo! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2008
This is the first time I ahve ever seen this recipe in print. I too grew up eating at the Claremont Diner. Not only that but my grandmother made this very often. I am now in the food service industry have tweaked the recipe just a bit as so many people in my area seem to have a strange aversion to onions. But it is a MAJOR favorite at any type function and a much requested dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
This is excellent. I grew up eating at the Claremont Diner and it's right on the money. Make it a day in advance. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2011
My Mom has been making this for years. I find it important to cut all the vegetables slightly differently for more texture. I use cider vinegar as well and add green peppers. I know this recipe as Claremont Diner Coleslaw Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2011
Yummy! I loved the sweet/sour combination! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
This was the best! It tastes better as the days go by. It's like a cole slaw but the sauce really makes it fantastic! Thanks for the recipe Rebecca! I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2014
I made this as written as I usually do the first time making a recipe. I took it to a picnic the next day and it was wonderful! I think next time though I will try using half as much sugar as one reviewer did. Just because the recipe calls for so much. Hopefully it won't change the taste to much? Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2009
Great way to get a few servings of veggies but turned out way too sweet for me. Read More
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