Easy Tangy Coleslaw Recipe
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Easy Tangy Coleslaw Recipe

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You won't have to fuss with a lot of seasonings to fix this tangy coleslaw from Denise Augostine. "This speedy salad is an old family favorite," remarks the Saxonburg, Pennsylvania cook. "We've shared the recipe with many friends over the years."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded
  • 3 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 177 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 116 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and carrots. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Mom's Coleslaw in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p8

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"I have made this recipe many times and each time it is perfect and so easy! My family always requests that I make the "recipe" for family parties!"

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"This is my go to coleslaw recipe for everything family occasion. I add a dash or two of white pepper to perk it up also. It makes everyone wonder where the heat came from."

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"We thought this was a great coleslaw; yes, it is sweet, but we like things on the sweet side!"

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