Campers’ Coleslaw

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.


12 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2023
Crispy and crunchy, this old family slaw recipe makes a refreshing side dish for picnics and parties. —Kimberly Wallace, Dennison, Ohio


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 medium head cabbage, shredded (about 10 cups)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped


  1. In a small saucepan, combine first five ingredients. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat; cool completely.
  2. In a large bowl, toss vegetables with dressing. Refrigerate, covered, until cold. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 122 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.