Amish Slaw


I live in a wonderful Amish community and the ladies here are wonderful cooks. This is a lovely cole slaw recipe for those who like slaw without mayonnaise.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 18 mins
8 servings


  • 1 medium head cabbage, cored and shredded

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, onion, and 1 cup sugar. In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, salt, celery seed, 1 teaspoon white sugar, mustard and oil. Bring to a boil, and cook for 3 minutes. Cool completely, then pour over cabbage mixture, and toss to coat. Refrigerate overnight for best flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

315 Calories
21g Fat
33g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 315
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Sodium 312mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 42mg 212%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 219mg 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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