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Simple Cabbage Slaw

When I was growing up, my father would make this salad as part of our Sunday dinner. Now I carry on the tradition with my own family. —Sandra Lampe, Muscatine, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1 medium sweet red or green pepper, finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 59 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • dlynsmith9
    Aug 11, 2020

    Very easy recipe. My husband loves vinegar slaw, and he said that this recipe was the closest to his mother's recipe he has had.

  • grandmascooking22
    Feb 24, 2020

    Very good slaw recipe. Just the right amount of tartness and sweet. Will be my go to slaw recipe.

  • debbiewren
    Aug 30, 2016

    I just made this - it is terrific!!! I added celery, onion and thinly slice radishes. It seems I am always on a diet, and this will be a great snack or side dish - so low calorie!! Will make this many times. Thank you.

  • Pittypat5458
    Dec 8, 2012

    This is a great recipe Served it as a side with sloppy joes. It is tart and very pretty with the diced peppers for color. I used several different colors of mini peppers. It is also low cal since it doesnt have any oil in it. I used cider vinegar in mine and it tasted great. Will definitely make again.