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Celery Seed Slaw

A simple cooked dressing gives this crisp cabbage mixture a delightful sweet-and-sour flavor my family savors. When I was a child, my mother used the recipe often, too. It's perfect for potlucks since you make it ahead, then chill it before serving. -Ronnie Stone, Arapahoe, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12-16 servings


  • 3 pounds medium head cabbage, coarsely shredded
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed


  • In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, carrot and green pepper;set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, salt and celery seed; bring to a boil. Pour over cabbage mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 73 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 459mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • kiltyone
    Jun 19, 2014

    Horribly sweet and very un healthy. Too much sodium and wltn all the oil it is a waste of a good vegie.I do my celery seed dressing with 1/2 cup of mayo, one half cup of mild,1/4 cup of apple cider vinnegar. and a tablespoon of sugar. Sit well to disolve and mix the ingredients then add celery seed to taste and mix in coleslaw and let stand at least 2 hours. A much better recipe.

  • nottachef
    Feb 12, 2012

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  • billapat
    Dec 9, 2010

    I found this recipe in a Taste of Home Magazine 10 plus years ago. It has been my "go to" Cole Slaw recipe ever since. It tastes wonderful.