Zesty Coleslaw Recipe
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Zesty Coleslaw Recipe

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This simple slaw tastes best when it's refrigerated for at least one hour. The mixture seems to get creamier as it sits. —Michelle Gauer, Spicer, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 packages (14 ounces each) coleslaw mix
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onion

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 180 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein


  1. In a large bowl, mix the first six ingredients. Add coleslaw mix, red pepper and onion; toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving. Yield: 12 servings (2/3 cup each).
Originally published as Zesty Coleslaw in Taste of Home June/July 2014

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"This was very good. I made half a recipe with 1 16oz bag of slaw mix. For that quantity, I could have added a bit more salt. Dressing was light without compromising flavor."

Reviewed Sep. 7, 2014

"I'm a coleslaw snob, and this one definitely makes the cut! I didn't have season salt so used onion salt, garlic powder, paprika and a little original Mrs. Dash. #newfavorite"

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"This is a great basic cole slaw recipe. This is very simple to the one my Grandma made. You can't go wrong with it."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2014

"This was so, so, so, so, so good! I have always been a fan of KFC slaw, but I think this one is better! And I loved how easy it was to put together."

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"I have tried many slaw recipes trying to find one I like, I am so happy I found this one! It is my keeper, finally the search is over. It isn't overly sweet or tangy, a perfect balance! I halved the recipe for our family and for once I'm actually looking forward to the leftovers."

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