Sweet-Tart Freezer Coleslaw Recipe
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Sweet-Tart Freezer Coleslaw Recipe

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Loaded with crunch, this sweet-tart slaw can be made ahead for a family gathering. There’s no mayonnaise in the dressing, so it’s perfect to take to a picnic. —Donna Sasser Hinds, Milwaukie, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 medium head cabbage (about 2 pounds), shredded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 185 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 256mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and salt; let stand for 1 hour.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, water, celery seed and mustard seed. Bring to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; cool.
  3. Add the carrot, green pepper and vinegar mixture to the cabbage mixture; stir to combine. Transfer to large freezer bags; seal and freeze for up to 2 months.
  4. Remove from the freezer 2 hours before serving. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Freezer Coleslaw in Taste of Home June/July 2006, p35

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valanddansmith 156145
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2013

"This slaw was really good before I put it into the freezer... I just didn't like what the freezer did to the cabbage. I would make it again but wouldn't try freezing it again."

Tumbleweeds 61619
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2011

"Why so much sugar?"

hoosiergal75 136705
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"I love this. I have made it for years."

conservativegranny 66185
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"This slaw had a very frozen taste to it. Definitely not comparable to fresh. I was hoping for the convenience of having it right at hand during the summer months but will go back to making it fresh."

christmascarol51 159995
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2008

"The Very Best!"

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