Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Old-fashioned Cabbage Slaw

This is the coleslaw I grew up with. I love that it is vinegar based rather than mayonnaise based. Thanks Mom!

Old-fashioned Cabbage Slaw

1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 to 1 tsp. celery seeds
2 T sugar
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 T chopped red pepper or pimiento
1/2 tsp. grated onion
3 T. vegetable oil (I use canola oil.)
1/3 cup vinegar (I use white vinegar.)
3 cups finely chopped cabbage (I use half a large head of cabbage.)

Place ingredients in large bowl in order given. Mix well. Cover and chill thoroughly. Garnish with watercress and sliced stuffed olives just before serving if desired. (4 servings)

Julie's Notes:  I double the amount of green pepper and pimiento. I often use chopped green onion rather than grated onion, and I always use much more than 1/2 tsp. Modify however you like. Shredded carrots work well too.


  1. I love this recipe! And for some reason I never copied it down from you.

  2. Thanks for sharing these recipes, Julie. I look forward to more!

  3. This looks delicious. And since I have a terrible phobia concerning mayonnaise, I'm all for the vinegar dressing.

  4. Yum!! I'm going to try it next week.