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Creamy Slaw

This colorful coleslaw is a longtime family favorite. Cabbage, carrots and green pepper are blended with a tasty dressing that gets its zest from a hint of mustard. When Mom set this slaw on the table, it disappeared fast. —Dianne Esposite, New Middletown, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3 to 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a large salad bowl, toss the cabbage, carrots and green pepper. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Chill for at least 2-3 hours.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 125 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 401mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Joyce
    Jul 2, 2020

    This is nothing like Bojangles cold slaw as their slaw has dill pickles in it and no mustard. This recipe was little to strong in taste so cute back on lemon juice and mustard second time making it still did not taste nothing like Bojangles! Where are the dill pickles??

  • gunslinger
    Sep 8, 2019

    I thought the flavors blended together nicely. I added some onion to mine. The dressing is a little tart so you might cut back a little on the lemon juice or increase sugar if you like a sweeter slaw. Very good!, I will make this again!

  • Tan Jan
    Apr 3, 2019

    I Loved the dressing!!!! A very nice zip to it. Thinking this dressing would be great on a cucumber salad, maybe a spinach salad even a marinade for veggies. Will absolutely make this again

  • 4gail
    Jul 21, 2013

    Made with few changes. I added more sugar after tasting -like mine sweeter. I also nuked 3/4 cup raisins in some water to plump and added because we like the taste. Hasn't sat for 2 hours yet but sure it will be great.

  • ktype
    Jul 1, 2013


  • sjpoor
    Jun 17, 2013

    This was a BIG disappointment. All we could taste was the mustard and little else. Would definitely not try this again. A waste of good ingredients.

  • tbw1966
    Jun 17, 2013

    No comment left

  • MsSuziD
    Jun 12, 2013

    My only change was 1-1/4 Tbl. of Splenda Sugar Blend. Whether on wheat crackers on as a side with salmon, this Slaw was great.

  • woodman65
    Mar 29, 2013

    My husband liked it. It had a nice zesty flavor with the mustard ingredient.

  • justmbeth
    Mar 15, 2013

    Liked the slaw and the tang the mustard gave it. Very easy to put together.