Reviews for California Coleslaw
This recipe is just what I was looking for, and suits us perfectly. The only change I made was to cut the amount of oil in half, using olive oil.
Soooo good ,Thanks!
We like this a lot! I cut down the oil and the sugar the 2nd time because it was swimming in the dressing the next morning. I will definitely make this again!
This was huge hit at my grandson's first birthday party. After reading other reviews, I left out the oil. Thank you for a great recipe!
Great anytime salad option.
Good, but not the taste I'm looking for. This one is too sweet and doesn't have the right tange.
Great on fish tacos!!!!
Loved this! So fresh tasting. Course having all organic ingredients from a nearby farm helped, I'm sure. Only difference is that I used a red onion instead of a white one. I also used a food processor for the cabbage and carrot and they ended up a little more minced than I would have liked.
Good. Refreshing change from mayo. Try it, you won't regret it.
I made this with shredded red cabbage and used white vinegar because I had it on hand. I also eliminated the salt because of restricted diet. It is fantastic! We're really enjoying it.
This is a very nice change from the more traditional creamy cole slaw. Tasty and refreshing on a hot summer day!
I loved this and it kept it's crunch for 5 days until I ate it all. I did cut the oil in half.
Great receipt and easy! I did make a few changes: no green peppers and only one tablespoon of oil. I used chopped celery instead of green pepper. Fun bright and hit with my adorable but picky wife.
I used a bag of broccoli slaw mix, added chopped red onions and green bell pepper. I like it a little bit spicy so I added dash of red pepper flakes as well. It was light, tangy and delicious.
I liked this recipe better than the one using mayonaise, I will be making it again Sally
Served with grilled BBQ pork. Nice addition in sandwich, but lacked 'something' as a sidedish: Bland/boring. Only drizzled 1-1.5 T of oil into it, and that was about right for me/guests. If I'd added more oil...it would've become the dominant flavour (instead of an enhancement).
A terrific slaw and great option for those with dietary restrictions (dairy, eggs, etc.). I also was able to substitute 2 packages of stevia for the sugar with great results.
Followed the recipe as written. Excellent taste. I like my slaw creamy and sweet, my husband likes it more vinegary and fresh. We both liked it alot.
LOVED this slaw! I cut way back on the oil, then used EVOO and dash of sesame oil. Subbed Stevia for sugar and used sea salt for a healthful side dish since we're watching calories. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
I loved this cole slaw, much better than a sugary, heavy, mayo-based sauce. I made the sauce almost as written, cutting down a teeny bit on the oil and sugar, and just using a sprinkling of salt and pepper - I'm trying to cut back on salt and I really think the sauce stands well on its own without it. I omitted the onions and peppers as we don't like them raw, and added broccoli, extra carrots, turkey and peanuts (I made the sauce recipe 1 & 1/2 times to cover the extra stuff I added). I really enjoyed this recipe and will absolutely make it again - it's a perfect warm-weather meal, and I even got my kids to eat it!
This slaw is refreshing and has a "clean" taste. We loved it -- even my husband who says he does not like peppers! This will be a "go to" recipe for me
The dressing for this slaw is fantastic, and perfect for any vegetable and/or fruit. I used a bit less on the sugar for personal taste, but no matter what this is a fool proof recipe!
Wonderful picnic salad. Halved the oil and sugar and it was still a huge hit, even with the kids. Thanks for the recipe!
This recipe was fantastic! I used shredded angle hair cabbage and used a food processor to shred 1 (extremely) large carrot. Substituted avocado oil for vegetable oil, and used two packets of Truvia instead of sugar. It turned out terrific.
I love this quick and easy healthy salad. It's delicious!
Made recipe as a salad to accompany baked whitefish. My company loved the salad and asked for the recipe. Since I had only a small head of cabbage, I used only 1/2 green pepper and red pepper. And, instead of grating carrot, I just cut it into a small dice. Also, decreased oil/vinegar a bit. Absolutely delicious and will make again.
A fabulous and flexible cole slaw recipe. Particularly good for all those folks out there who dislike the mayonnaise based cole slaws which are so prevalent. Try with purple cabbage for a pretty flair!
I usually use red cabbage, but green cabbage is good too. This is a very pretty salad if you use red cabbage.
8.1.19 We like all types of coleslaw, and I was looking for a non-mayo one today. Rarely buy green bell peppers anymore, so I did sub a yellow bell pepper, otherwise, followed the recipe. Good, but just a bit too much oil for us; would reduce the oil by half if I make again. Quick and easy, into the fridge in the morning for an evening meal.
Made this for my 9 yr olds birthday party. Everyone loved it and my kids are still eating the leftovers!
delicious! marinating overnight is a must, I made it the night before, great with burgers the next day, or any grilled food for that matter. even great to snack on!
I loved the freshness of this recipe---perfect for summer!
A little too sweet for me.
Pretty good, although I thought it was a bit greasy. If I make this again, I'd cut back on the oil I think. Very pretty, however, it loses some of it's vibrant color when it sits overnight.
Yum! We didn't have the bell pepper, but still, yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
For time saving I used a bag of slaw mix with carrots. Marinating overnight is definitely the key. It especially gives the peppers a chance to absorb the marinade and soften them. This is a keeper for those who prefer a vinegar/cider slaw over a creamy white dressing.
I found it to be oily, bland, and really missing the mayo/buttermilk that I am used to in coleslaw. Will not do again.
way yummier than mayo slaw! this one is going in my rotation!
It was just okay. I made this because my husband doesn't like mayo-based cole slaw. This was no better. It tasted too much like relish to him. He's right. That's kind of what it tastes like.
This was a nice change from the mayo based coleslaws. It did taste better the longer it sat. Next time, I might try some different oils in the mixture.. sesame or walnut, perhaps?
This was good and I will make it again. It's really simple and a great way to eat your veggies. Next time I will cut the bell peppers in to strips instead of dicing them, and I will add a touch less vinegar. It doesn't need all the oil, you can easily halve the oil. It would be great with purple cabbage too!
I used honey instead of sugar and did not add peppers because my son has a food sensitivity to them. The way I made it, it was good, not spectacular, but very good. May be more spectacular with the peppers. My kids really liked this slaw and I will definately make it again.
Very yummy and full of veggies. I will make this again!
Loved this coleslaw. I used the bagged coleslaw to make this a quick and easy dish. Thanks for this recipe.
This was delicious! I love finding a good dish that I can make ahead and one that my hubby can take to his motorcycle pass alongs.
Good recipe for someone who likes peppers, I do not like peppers so I did not care for it much. My sister and my mom loved it (they love peppers) but my sister said it needed to be sweeter. The dressing is good! I like it having no mayo. If you like peppers it is a must! If you don't like peppers, don't try it.
Very light and refreshing, a very nice change from the traditional coleslaw.
I made this but cut the sugar in half and it was delicious!
Nice and easy... I used apple vinegar, a bit less sugar and no oil. Then decided to add a touch of mayo. However then I felt the flavour was lacking (!!) so added a couple of spoons of raspberry jam. THIS was great!! Added the sweetness and a fruitness that in my opinion, the coleslaw needed.
My husband loves this slaw so much he makes it himself almost weekly!
I was looking for a non mayo-based slaw since I was bringing it to a New Year's Eve party and I didn't know how long it would be sitting out. My husband made a beef brisket. It was delicious! I used a bag of coleslaw and added a shredded carrot. I only used one red pepper.
Love this recipe. I use pre packaged slaw mix. This time I added a couple shakes of celery seed and a small squirt of yellow mustard. My go to slaw mix!
Made it as written. Most of this will end up in the garbage.
I left out the bell pepper and didn't have an onion. I added some purple cabbage and thought this was awesome. Will make again. THANK YOU
This was a fantastic recipe. I used napa cabbage instead and added some shredded jicama. YUMMO. This slaw really counter balanced my William Sonoma potato salad and bbq ribs recipe very well. DH has requested this to be a keeper.
Wonderful. I made it as is, and it came out wonderful. I know it will taste even better tomorrow.
Delicious! Used olive oil and it was fab. Great on a pulled pork sandwich, too. (left out onion and bell pepper)
This was pretty good...I used 2 16 oz. bags of pre-shredded cole slaw mix....it was a light version in contrast to the typical mayo recipe. I really enjoyed it...used it on pulled pork sandwiches. Will made it again for sure.
I substituted rice wine vinegar for the cider vinegar and it was excellent!
We thought this was just OK--not bad, but not great. It just wasn't very interesting. It needs something to add some depth, but I'm not sure what. Some fresh herbs might help. Thanks, anyway.
My husband loves this and is so happy when it is on the menu. It gets better after sitting and he loves the leftovers the next couple of days.
This is an excellent salad. I had doubts at first because I don't care for cider vinegar, but this was very good.
Loved this added a bit more organic carrots and raisins, added some broccoli heads and used apple cider vinegar. Used mixed cabbage instead of cutting my own. I like the red cabbage. Did marinate over nite. Was a big hit at the BBQ. And will be making again for the next one this week.
Great 'slaw. The only thing I hate doing is shredding the cabbage (what a mess!)
Very easy recipe that was light and delicious!!
I use bag slaw and less oil. It is great eaten on BBQ sandwiches!
I made this recipe with the following changes and it came out perfect: I used one small head of cabbage and one small head of red cabbage; I omitted the red pepper since I didn't have one; and I only used 3/4 cup canola oil. Everyone loved it. Will definitely make again.
I've been looking for a summer slaw recipe without mayo, and this recipe provided the inspiration I needed. My modifications were: no green pepper (I don't do peppers) and added cucumber instead and decreased oil by half. It turned out YUMMY. I will certainly be using this recipe whenever I am in need of a good slaw.
This is a family favorite. I add extra fresh ground black pepper for a kick.
This is awesome! Maybe a little weird but I used a normal head of green cabbage and chopped about half of it up. I also peeled and hand shredded the carrots. The dressing might be a tad bit sweet but has lots of good flavor and a nice tang (I am a huge fan of vinegar). I think next time I will add some Dijon mustard to the dressing.
Very good and a welcome change from a mayo based dressing. I used Splenda instead of sugar and will need to cut it back quite a bit the next time, and since I'm kinda lazy, a bag of pre-cut slaw mix worked like a charm. Thanks for the recipe - we'll have it again soon.
I sweet pickle juice instead of vinegar, but very good
i wish i could give this more stars...very good very good, it was gone made it for my parents 25th wedding anniversary and had it with italian sausage and pulled pork. Gone. Only thing is too much onion, definatly cut back, but i let it marinate over night as well. very good
Has great flavor.
The recipe I found years ago uses white pepper and olive oil. I have used vegetable oil and like the taste of olive oil better. I sometimes use red cabbage or add garlic. This is always a hit at potlucks and BBQs
I just used coleslaw mix and chopped spanish onions. This is great alternative to the traditional mayo coleslaw.
Very nice. I only put l tablespoon of sugar and found it quite sweet enough. I did add a a little mustard. I agree that it is better made some time before and left to marinate.
Delicous recipe that i continue to make! thanks.. Great for those who are lactose intollent!
martin loves this!
Used the food processor and it did look very nice with all of the colours. I found it a little onion heavy. It was absolutely better the next day. This is nothing like creamy coleslaw, we thought it tasted much more fresh. For health reasons, we used good EVOO instead of vegetable oil. Against my better judgement, I added the sugar. I found it far too sweet and could have gone without it. Or at very least use a small squeeze of honey instead. I enjoyed trying this.
This recipe is a wonderful alternative to coleslaw w/ mayo -- great for a picnic! I make this all the time!
I made this 3 days ahead of time as suggested. When we tasted the salad it was awful! Had very little taste...except was oily even tho I reduced the amount of oil as had been suggested. I was going to throw it out and then decided to add some mayonnaise. This helped, but was still embarassed to serve to our guests.
Made this for 4th of July. Delicious!
Love it. It's light and tangy.Much better if it is made a few hours earlier than when you plan to eat it.
*SO* good :)