Celery Seed Slaw

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


16 servings

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
A simple cooked dressing gives this crisp cabbage mixture a delightful sweet-and-sour flavor my family savors. When I was a child, my mother used the recipe often, too. It's perfect for potlucks since you make it ahead, then chill it before serving. -Ronnie Stone, Arapahoe, North Carolina


  • 3 pounds medium head cabbage, coarsely shredded
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, carrot and green pepper;set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, salt and celery seed; bring to a boil. Pour over cabbage mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 73 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 459mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.