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Calico Slaw Recipe
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Calico Slaw

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"Crunchy cabbage slaw with apples, peppers, and carrots."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    50 mins


  1. Toss the cabbage, carrots, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, Red Delicious apple, and Golden Delicious apple together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the apple cider vinegar, sugar, and sea salt together in a small bowl; season with black pepper. Pour the vinegar mixture over the cabbage mixture and gently toss to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
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Jan 10, 2012

I've been making vinegar slaw for years, so this one isn't new to me, but I do like it. The colorful veggies really make a very nice presentation, and the apples give you a little pop of sweetness. I didn't think there was enough dressing, so I did double it and used Splenda instead of sugar. Nice side dish to start the new year when many of us are focusing on eating lighter.

May 23, 2013

Although this slaw is packed with nutrients it lacked in dressing. I had to double the dressing with a little less sugar. If you want to impress company this colorful slaw will work.


9 Ratings

May 22, 2013

We loved it--the simple dressing combined with the sweetness of the apples was delicious. I forgot to buy a green pepper, so I used red and yellow, and added some extra color with some chopped chives. This is fantastic with barbecue!

Apr 21, 2013

healthy and delicious! Will make it again!

Apr 16, 2013

We loved this recipe! It made a huge bowl but the two of us made it through most of the bowl with brats as a main dish. I have very few leftovers. I used store shredded slaw and used 4 T cider and 3 T sugar since the mixture needed more liquid. This is a keeper! Thanks so much for sharing! It looks so good too!

May 06, 2013

This is a tough recipe for me to rate objectively. While I don't LOVE IT, as 5 stars would indicate, I DO love how nutrient dense it is for a low calorie return. Add to that the fact Mr. LTH said he "liked the slaw" and he HATES vinegar and it'll definately get repeat action at the LTH house. I did double the vinegar, but leave the sugar the same, as I wasn't sure 2T would coat. I messed up and bought broccoli slaw mix instead of the bagged cabbage and it worked out well. I think next time I'll sub a Granny Smith for the Golden Delicious. THANKS for such a good for us recipe, sandra!

Dec 19, 2012

good but I liked it better when I added a half cup of raisins.

May 20, 2013

After reading the reviews, I doubled the dressing and it was great. Next time I will try a sugar substitute to decrease the calories a bit. Also, I used 1/2 head of red cabbage. I loved the colorful presentation. I will be bringing this to all my summer barbecue parties!


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  • Calories
  • 81 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 151 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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