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Tangy Coleslaw

If you've been searching for the perfect coleslaw, give this one a try! It has a terrific crunch, and the simple dressing is sweet and tangy all in one. This is a great way to get your family to eat cabbage. We love it. -Patricia Staudt, Marble Rock, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1/2 large head cabbage, shredded
  • 2 large carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, carrots, green pepper and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Cover and chill for 4 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 69 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • delowenstein
    Nov 1, 2014

    I recall preparing this recipe when it first came out in Taste of Home! I did adjust this recipe by using 2 celery ribs, finely chopped, 1 head of green cabbage, shredded, 2 large carrots, shredded, 1 small onion, finely chopped, 1 green pepper, finely chopped. For dressing, I combined the following ingredients: 1 tsp. salt, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp. poppy seeds, 2 to 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1/4 to 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil, 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper. I enjoy this sweet and sour flavor of this coleslaw! It reminded me of the "health salad" which was sold in supermarkets a long time ago! delowenstein

  • kitchey
    Apr 29, 2013

    I've made this often with green cabbage, but, with red cabbage it is something special....

  • vamom1
    Jul 13, 2011

    I used apple cider vinegar and olive oil. I have made several times and we like it. Also brought to church ladies meeting and had many requests for the recipe.

  • galintx
    Nov 2, 2009

    very clean taste. I made it as directed, but added 1 Tablespoon of miracle whip for an extra touch of tang. BIG hit with family & friends.