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Crunchy Cool Coleslaw

This recipe is my version of the peanut slaw I love at Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que, a popular restaurant chain in California. I think it’s a pretty close match! —Elaine Hoffmann, Santa Ana, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) coleslaw mix
  • 2 medium Honeycrisp apples, julienned
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped dry-roasted peanuts or cashews


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, sugar, celery seed and salt.
  • Just before serving, pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with peanuts.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 100 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 128mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • JMartinelli13
    Jun 2, 2018

    I made slight changes to the recipe, using the red, orange, and yellow peppers I had on hand. I also subsituted pepitas instead of nuts. It all comes together so quickly, the peppers and apple make it so colorful, and the dressing is light and tastes great!

  • AvidcookGAtoCA
    May 12, 2018

    Just 2 of us, so I halved the recipe but used the full amount of dressing. I didn’t have peanuts on hand, so I used slivered almonds for crunch. Next time I will try cashews. We enjoyed this variation from our usual creamy cole slaw. I will be making this again.

  • NYCWarrior
    Jul 16, 2013

    Just added more peanuts and used rice vinegar because it's what I had available. My husband loved it! I made too much of it for an early dinner, and I was so glad to find my husband and son sitting in front of the couch watching a movie with the Big Bowl of this salad...Delicious!

  • debbiezalaznik
    Sep 5, 2012

    I halved the receipe, including the dressing. Everyone said it tasted really good, but was dry and needed more dressing. Next time I will double the dressing. Very light and tasty!

  • jchrist67
    Jul 22, 2012

    I only needed to serve 8 people so I halved the recipe. I needed the full amount of dressing however. The recipe amount was skimpy even for one bag of coleslaw. I omitted the carrots as the mix I had contained carrots. Substituting caraway seed might be an option also. Generally it was tasty and the peanuts were a nice addition.