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Chunky Veggie Slaw

The classic coleslaw with cabbage gets a fresh approach when you add broccoli, cucumbers, snap peas and crunchy walnuts. —Nicholas King, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    14 servings (1 cup each)


  • 1 small head cabbage, chopped
  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 medium cucumber, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 12 fresh sugar snap peas, halved
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar and salt. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Top with walnuts and green onions. Refrigerate leftovers.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 125 calories, 9g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • darlyn29
    Feb 24, 2018

    Wonderful slaw with perfect amount of crunch. I added mandarin oranges and green onions but it would have been just as good without it. The cucumbers really made it a favorite recipe for me. I did not use buttermilk, I just added a little olive oil to keep it loose.

  • katandalan
    Dec 28, 2017

    Haven't made this yet but I really do not care for buttermilk. Any suggestions?

  • evadarlene
    Sep 9, 2015

    Made this recipe for a gathering this weekend. Will make again, its delicious!! The longer it sets the better it gets.

  • Savvy in the Rockies
    May 31, 2014

    Used small red and yellow peppers rather than green pepper. Took this slaw to outdoor barbecue picnic- another season to repeat 'again and again'!! Thanks!

  • Mrs_Lucci_N_FL
    Dec 5, 2013

    Will never make cole slaw any other way. This is delicious.

  • asneib01
    May 29, 2013

    This is the only slaw, of any kind, my husband will eat. We love the crunch and the dressing isn't overbearing. Will be including this side to our holiday meals!

  • mistydeeds
    Mar 27, 2013

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