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Overnight Slaw

I love to make this recipe during the fall and winter months, when salad ingredients are less abundant. I also enjoy the ease of preparation when using my food processor.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 medium head cabbage, shredded
  • 4 mild white onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil


  • In a large bowl, combine cabbage, onions and carrots; set aside. In a saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar, mustard, celery seed, salt and pepper; bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in oil. Pour over cabbage mixture. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate overnight; stir several times.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 238 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 325mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • gunslinger
    Oct 25, 2020

    If you like a vinegar based slaw this one is delicious! It was last several days in the refrigerator and the longer it sits the better the flavor.

  • NH-rescue
    Dec 31, 2019

    This is good! I, too, added green pepper slices and used less onion, but the result was still delicious. This is a great time saver!

  • Dawn
    Aug 15, 2019

    I had used a green pepper, and 1 sweet white onion, sliced. I didn't use 4 mild white onions since I didn't have them on hand. Everything else was kept as recipe directed! This is a delicious recipe!

  • amygattuso
    Aug 9, 2019

    Good flavor

  • Butcher2boy
    Jul 20, 2019

    I have never been able to make a coleslaw dressing that tasted good. So, my dressing was "Hidden Valley" but never again. We absolutely LOVED it. I used the "ready made slaw in the bag" which the dressing is the right amount for this. I used green onions for that's what I had. Fantastic and thanks for sharing your recipe.

  • Shirley
    Jul 9, 2019

    So easy and good I used substitute sugar for less weight watchers points

  • Brenda2772
    Mar 19, 2012

    Even my husband liked this one! Next time I will try half celery seed/half celery salt b/c the celery taste seemed strong.

  • jldggk
    Nov 1, 2009

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