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Summertime Slaw Recipe
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Summertime Slaw Recipe

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As a change from mayonnaise-laden slaw, I created this refreshing alternative. It uses many of the garden vegetables I grow, so it’s also economical. I serve it at our family reunion each Fourth of July, and it’s always a big hit at church socials.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sweet pickle relish

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, oil, water, salt, pepper and pepper flakes if desired. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook 2 minutes longer or until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature, stirring several times.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, tomatoes, onion, peppers and pickle relish. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Originally published as Summertime Slaw in Country Woman July/August 2005, p35

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2012

Really like this as a change from mayo coleslaw. Added one shredded cucumber and tomatoes from the garden right before serving.

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Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

Needed a slaw recipe without mayonnaise for a late July cookout. Guests really liked it but use a slotted spoon. Taste great without all the liquid.

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2009

Lost this 2005 very good slaw recipe----today we were reunited.

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