Best Vinegar Coleslaw


This tangy vinegar coleslaw is perfect for those who like slaw with no mayonnaise. I got this wonderful recipe from one of the ladies in my Amish community.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins


  • 1 large head cabbage, cored and finely shredded

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3/4 cup vinegar

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons celery seed

  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Toss cabbage and onion together in a large bowl; set aside.

  2. Combine sugar, vinegar, oil, celery seed, salt, mustard, and pepper in a small saucepan; bring to a boil and simmer, stirring frequently, until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Let mixture cool slightly, about 5 minutes, then pour over cabbage mixture; toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours. 

vinegar slaw

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

224 Calories
9g Fat
35g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 352mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 60mg 299%
Calcium 90mg 7%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 339mg 7%

* 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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