An absolutely delicious coleslaw, more tart and tangy than the creamy kind. Can make this up to 2 weeks ahead of serving and it only gets better.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine cabbage, onion, carrots, and celery. Sprinkle with 1 cup sugar, and mix well. In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, oil, salt, dry mustard, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Pour hot dressing over cabbage mixture, and mix well.

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Cook's Note:

This is best if made a day ahead to 2 weeks ahead. If you make it far ahead, drain juice prior to serving.

Nutrition Facts

131 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 14.1g; fat 8.4g; sodium 364.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2004
Don't make this recipe and expect it to taste good immediately. It's flavors really intensify over days and it keeps well for about 7-10 days, so do yourself a favor and make this recipe way in advance when you have some spare time. The recipe creates alot of liquidmarinade, and the liquid seems to increase over the days. Either expect to drain off alot or cut the liquid in half so that you won't have to drain any off. I've tried the recipe both ways and have not found any reduction in flavor by initially cutting the liquid in half. Also, know that if you use purple cabbage, it will soon color the other veggies even though the flavor will remain very nice. I prefer to use very little purple cabbage and alot of white cabbage, because doing so creates a multi-colored salad, instead of a totally purple one. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2004
This was good. It is flavorful but not a "wow" recipe. No one commented on it at my party. Read More
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529 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 406
  • 4 star values: 87
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2004
Don't make this recipe and expect it to taste good immediately. It's flavors really intensify over days and it keeps well for about 7-10 days, so do yourself a favor and make this recipe way in advance when you have some spare time. The recipe creates alot of liquidmarinade, and the liquid seems to increase over the days. Either expect to drain off alot or cut the liquid in half so that you won't have to drain any off. I've tried the recipe both ways and have not found any reduction in flavor by initially cutting the liquid in half. Also, know that if you use purple cabbage, it will soon color the other veggies even though the flavor will remain very nice. I prefer to use very little purple cabbage and alot of white cabbage, because doing so creates a multi-colored salad, instead of a totally purple one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2004
Absolutely Awesome! I used one 16 oz Tri Blend of Cole Slaw. I halved the sugar, vinegar, mustard, oil and salt. After boiling the dressing I allowed it to cool before I poured onto the vegetable mixture. This was just the right amount of dressing. We absolutely LOVE this and my husband said that this is the best coleslaw that he has had in ages. We served this with baby back ribs and it was yummy and a great compliment. I highly recommend that you try this recipe. I am not a coleslaw fan and I can't stop eating this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
This was a very good marinated coleslaw. I halved the recipe and used a 1 lb. bag of coleslaw mix. It wasn't enough cabbage mixture. I would suggest using 2-1 lb. bags for 1/2 of the recipe. The cabbage wilts a great deal when the hot dressing is poured over it. It remained cruncy and delicious but greatly reduced in volume. I added the additional onion but skipped the celery because I didn't have any. I'm going to add poppyseeds to this recipe the next time I made it. A keeper recipe! (addendum - the second time I made this recipe I added purple cabbage for color. Big mistake, it colored all the cabbage purple. I had a very big bowl of purple slaw.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2006
This was REALLY good. I did, however, make a number of modifications. I used less onion (about 2/3 med. onion). I used rice vinager. I like my coleslaw a tad creamy so I used about 1/4 cup mayo and 1/4 cup veg oil (this actually reduces cals/ fat from original recipe). Also, I only used about 1/4 cup of sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2004
I changed the vinegar to half regular vinegar and half apple cider vinegar. It took some of the "edge" off and made it seem sweeter. It was definitely a "10" with my guests even the finicky kids liked it. And these kids are NOT Mikey. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2003
This coleslaw is fabulous! It's really easy and fast to make and it tastes great. I made this recipe yesterday. I was looking for a dressing that didn't use mayo. It's a definate keeper. Thanks.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2004
Excellent side dish. This is very similar to a recipe my father-in-law has been making for years. His recipe omits the carrots and dry mustard and instead he uses a white onion and a large green pepper diced. To make this even easier he doesn't heat the sugar oil and vinegar just mixes in a bowl and pours on top of the cabbage. The extra juice can be used as a salad dressing (add some celery seed) or pour over cherry tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2008
Absolutely wonderful. Made it for a family cookout and everybody loved it. I took the easy way out and used coleslaw mix (2-16 oz bags) that already had the carrots in it. Update: this time I shredded everything myself and it was even better. I thought it was a piece of cake using my food processor. I also added a little bit of mustard seed to the vinegar mixture as I was a little short on the dry mustard. This will be my go to recipe when I need a slaw recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
I hate coleslaw but my hubby loves it I saw this recipe and thought this would be easy to make and boy was it. Not only that it was tasted great. I was the kid in school that told a teacher I couldn't eat it because I was "alergic" and now I can't seem to get enough of this stuff. It lasts forever and has great flavor and is so simple to make! Thanks Dot this was a lifesaver now we can have coleslaw that we both enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/03/2004
This was good. It is flavorful but not a "wow" recipe. No one commented on it at my party. Read More
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