Garden Coleslaw Recipe
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Garden Coleslaw Recipe

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As soon as the first head of cabbage was barely big enough to harvest, Mom made this refreshing slaw. We kids shredded the cabbage while Mom whipped up the delicious, sweet cream dressing. —Ginny Werkmeister, Tilden NE
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 180 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 239mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, pepper and onion. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Garden Coleslaw in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p65

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 134395
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"Cole was good, but I have other recipes I prefer. More of a crisp type coleslaw. My mother-in-law's has a similar recipe except she adds tomatoes."

carol58d User ID: 735386 68159
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"This was very quick and easy to make. I made it early in the day and refrigerated it so the flavors blended. I will be making it again."

carol58d User ID: 735386 76717
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2011

"This is a very quick and easy receipe-I made it early in the day and refrigerated it for the afternoon. It was very good. I will be making this again."

parksville User ID: 1598935 61613
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2010

"Somehow we just didn't find this coleslaw as great as indicated it would be. Disappointed."

bmbadgley User ID: 3904867 151967
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"Oh my goodness!! This is so light and delicious!! I added 1/3 cup chopped red pepper to give it a bit more color, and overall, the salad is delish! Will definitely make again!"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 66159
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2010

"Nice, subtle flavor."

nychick79 User ID: 4082307 76709
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2010

"I have made this my go to coleslaw recipe. Its different then your average slaw dressing but I like this much better. The only change I make is adding a little more cream then the recipe calls for (to taste) just because I like mine to have less of a mayonnaise flavor. Just a person preference. Recipe is great as is."

HBcook User ID: 2966570 66158
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"This is a GREAT coleslaw. Quite different from the traditional and so easy to make. I used lite mayo and would probably add a little more onion and green pepper next time."

Charlene4329 User ID: 3423998 68157
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"This is THE best coleslaw recipe I have come across. Easy to prepare and great taste."

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