Catchy Coleslaw


This cole slaw has a vinaigrette-style dressing instead of a traditional creamy dressing. It would be good for picnics or where a salad needs to sit out. If you like vinegar-based dressings, this one can be addictive.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


  • 6 cups shredded green cabbage

  • 1 ½ cups shredded carrot

  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage

  • ½ cup shredded onion

  • ¼ cup kosher salt

  • 1 cup cider vinegar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon celery seed

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Toss green cabbage, carrot, red cabbage, and onion in a colander and sprinkle with kosher salt. Set aside to drip for 30 minutes.

  2. Heat cider vinegar, sugar, celery seed, and dry mustard together in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool.

  3. Squeeze as much juice as possible from cabbage mixture and transfer vegetables to a serving bowl. Pour vinegar mixture to taste over vegetables and drizzle vegetable oil over the top. Sprinkle with black pepper and stir coleslaw to coat with dressing. Refrigerate 2 hours before serving for flavors to blend.

Cook's Note:

Use your food processor for the shredding. It cuts down the time quite a bit as well as makes a nice texture of a longer shred versus tiny grated bits of cabbage. You can use less sugar, about 3/4 cup if desired.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the salt. The actual amount of the salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

201 Calories
8g Fat
33g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 2876mg 125%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 26mg 132%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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