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Claremont Salad Recipe
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Claremont Salad

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"Great marinated salad. Perfect for a barbeque or picnic or potluck. This is one of my long-time favorites."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    12 hrs 20 mins


  1. Combine the cabbage, cucumbers, carrots and onion in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, oil, water and salt. Pour over the cabbage mixture, toss to coat and refrigerate for at least 12 hours. Drain excess liquid before serving. ENJOY!
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 02, 2008

I don’t know anything about the Claremont Diner’s salad, so I had no problem tinkering with the recipe. I doubled the dressing and substituted cider vinegar for about half of the white vinegar and olive oil for half of the vegetable oil. I also added some black pepper and about 2 t. of celery seed to the dressing. I grated the carrots instead of slicing and omitted the onions because my husband isn’t crazy about them. I’m sure the salad is better after chilling for several hours, but I enjoyed it right away!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 24, 2009

Great way to get a few servings of veggies, but turned out way too sweet for me.


30 Ratings

Aug 06, 2010

I've been looking for a Claremont Salad recipe, and this one is so close to what I wanted. I doubled the recipe, and added thinly sliced celery (6 stalks). I also used 3-16 oz. bags of very thinly shredded cabbage from the produce section of my grocery to save on time. The end result is wonderful and was a huge hit at the family gathering that I made it for. Very light and refreshing on a hot summer day!

Aug 06, 2009

This was good when I made it the first time as written. I was looking for a way to use up garden cabbage and cucumber at the same time. It tastes better after sitting a day. The second time I made it, I upped the vinegar to 1 cup, decreased the sugar to 1/2 cup, ommited the water, added some black pepper and a small yellow pepper I had from the garden. (I didn't have celery seed, but I want to try that in it next time.) After sitting in the fridge all day, it tasted great at dinner. My BF loved it. Thanks for a new way to make cole slaw without mayo!

Jun 21, 2008

This is the first time I ahve ever seen this recipe in print. I too grew up eating at the Claremont Diner. Not only that, but my grandmother made this very often. I am now in the food service industry, have tweaked the recipe just a bit, as so many people in my area seem to have a strange aversion to onions. But it is a MAJOR favorite at any type function, and a much requested dish.

Dec 02, 2006

This is excellent. I grew up eating at the Claremont Diner and it's right on the money. Make it a day in advance.

May 31, 2011

Yummy! I loved the sweet/sour combination!

May 28, 2011

My Mom has been making this for years. I find it important to cut all the vegetables slightly differently for more texture. I use cider vinegar as well and add green peppers. I know this recipe as Claremont Diner Coleslaw


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  • Calories
  • 325 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.1 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 18.7 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 5.4 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 2.8 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 1213 mg
  • 49%

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

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