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

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 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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  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 23.4g; fat 0.3g; sodium 414.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2008
This is the recipe that my family calls "freezer slaw". We make it and put it in plastic freezer containers. Tastes just as good months later. Just take it out of the freezer thaw and serve. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2004
This was OK but we prefer the creamy slaw. If you don't like the creamy slaw try this recipe. I do think it could use a bit of garlic powder. Read More
(11)
37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2008
This is the recipe that my family calls "freezer slaw". We make it and put it in plastic freezer containers. Tastes just as good months later. Just take it out of the freezer thaw and serve. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2005
We love this recipe! I make it for my husband and dad who absolutely rave over it! I'm making it right now again for a family function! It's one of the best! By far better than the store bought kind! Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2003
Better then creamey slaw Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2010
I was very worried about the "no oil" in this recipe. I was very tempted to put some in. I am sooooo glad I didn't.My 4 young children and my somewhat picky husband (though you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at him)loved this dressing. I used my own regular coleslaw ingredients and just used the dressing though sorry for those of you that don't like the reviews on a changed recipe. Can't wait to eat the rest for lunch yummo! Resist the temptation to add the oil. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2005
I substituted red pepper for the pimentos. Very delicious. Assemble several hours ahead of serving so the flavors can meld. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2004
This reminded me of a slaw called 7 day slaw. My whole family loved it. It was the best ever. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2005
Made this for an Ocktoberfest Party. Everyone seemed to like it it was all gone at any rate. I liked that it wasn't the creamy sort of coleslaw. I added twice the amount of cabbage and peppers and stuff and still there was a ton of dressing. (Large-ish pool in the bottom of the bowl.) FYI Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2008
REALLY liked this one. Although I'm normally a fan of creamy cole slaw the flavor of this sauce is a nice change from the norm. It's just the right consistency so it coats the slaw with a nice sweet and sour flavor but isn't overpowering. Very quick prep with a 16 oz bag of packaged shredded cole slaw. Definitely will be eating this regularly. I prefer to use angel hair slaw (the thinner the better). Chill slaw and dressing separately and mix together just a little while before serving. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
06/16/2004
This was OK but we prefer the creamy slaw. If you don't like the creamy slaw try this recipe. I do think it could use a bit of garlic powder. Read More
(11)