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Creamy Slaw Recipe

Creamy Slaw Recipe

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 YIELD:6-8 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


  • 1. 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. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional 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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4gail User ID: 2895539 1712
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4188985 3590
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013


sjpoor User ID: 2565047 3589
Reviewed 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."

MsSuziD User ID: 2865064 1680
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7014366 3588
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013

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

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 552
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

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

cimdy User ID: 5762743 546
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2013

"Coming from a family with "our own" slaw recipe, I was really taking a chance serving this one. I cut back on the mustard just a bit(personal taste) and it was delicious! My husband kept on raving about it. easy to make and keeps well...IF there are leftovers!"

susieqmcf User ID: 7143756 198382
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2013

"Very nice dressing!!!! Didn't change a thing!"

bernice esau User ID: 2641941 1998
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2013

"Too strong flavored - More sugar? Less liquid/lemon juice/mustard? Plus too much dressing so very liquid"

kedi User ID: 1105509 545
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"Never make cole slaw with mayo or salad dressing; I just use oil, vinegar, onions, carrots, S&P, and a bit of sugar. Not as fattening as mayo."

Bearce User ID: 6957446 2472
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I have made this for years except my Mom and I add a cucumber and about 2 tomatoes."

Homegirl2 User ID: 6672944 1679
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"This definetely sounds good with the lemon juice being added but I'm going to cut time and buy pre-shredded slaw with carrots just to try it."

OneofHis User ID: 1275926 1983
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I've been making this dressing for cole slaw for years, I now leave the seeds out because of diverticulitis. I also put it on lettuce salads. Delicious"

Gladys99 User ID: 1532842 1028
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I've been making my cole slaw with lemon for over 20 years! Never added sugar, mustard seed, celery seed. But will definitely give it a try!"

t-macka User ID: 1174815 1711
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"I make my cole slaw like this plus I add a handfull of sultanas. It always goes well at a BBQ or outdoor lunch."

nonahope User ID: 2427133 2029
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2013

"This is delicious. I did use Miracle Whip rather than mayo and since I didn't have a lemon on hand, I used a packet of True Lemon....very very good!"

omahataxidriver User ID: 5143548 1690
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2013 Edited Jan. 18, 2017

"I love the lemony taste this slaw has."

PrincessNibbles User ID: 5141573 1686
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"I love me some coleslaw and this was no exception. The lemon juice is a new ingredient for me to use in coleslaw, but it really adds to the taste withouty tasting "lemony". I'm also not crazy about green pepper, but I had a little one out of the garden to use, and I would do it again. Follow the recipe exactly and you will certainly have a winner."

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