Sweet and Sour Slaw


This is a great recipe from my mother, who is German, for a vinegar based marinated slaw using no oil.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon mustard seed

  • ½ teaspoon celery seed

  • 8 cups shredded cabbage

  • ½ cup chopped celery

  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 tablespoon chopped pimento pepper


  1. In a jar with lid, combine the sugar, vinegar, water, salt, mustard seed and celery seed. Cover tightly and shake vigorously until sugar is dissolved. Chill dressing for several hours or overnight.

  2. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, celery, green peppers, pimento and dressing until evenly coated. Cover and chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

99 Calories
0g Fat
23g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 99
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 414mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 46mg 231%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 229mg 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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