Make-Ahead Coleslaw Recipe

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A blend of vegetables adds pretty color and pleasant crunch to this coleslaw. It's nice to rely on do-ahead dishes like this when feeding a crowd. —Andrea Hutchison, Canton, Oklahoma
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 large head cabbage, shredded (about 20 cups)
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 138 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 137mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine the remaining ingredients. bring to a boil; boil for 1-2 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight or up to 1 week. Yield: about 20 servings.
Originally published as Make-Ahead Coleslaw in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p186

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