Chesapeake Slaw Recipe
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Chesapeake Slaw Recipe

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A favorite meal for our family consists of this coleslaw served with traditional Maryland crab cakes and corn on the cob. It's especially good on a warm summer day. This slaw is delicious with other meals, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seafood seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 130 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 283mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine cabbage and carrots. In a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar, seafood seasoning, salt and pepper. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Chesapeake Slaw in Country Extra May 1999, p51

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queenzookie User ID: 5427908 203131
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"I did not care for this at all. A friend tried it as well, and she did not like it either."

cee-jay User ID: 1579946 72675
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"I didn't have seafood seasoning so used a mixture of pepper, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder and basil."

FriedaG User ID: 1671534 58651
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"I have made this slaw several times as an alternative to the traditional mayo-based kind. I get lots of comments each time I fix it -- everyone seems to like it a lot. I know I do!"

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