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Sassy Freezer Slaw Recipe
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Sassy Freezer Slaw

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"Coleslaw made up and put in the freezer. Easy to take out and thaw when you need it in a hurry. It does have a crunch to it and a sweet-sour vinegar based dressing. Freeze for up to two months. Chopped onions and bell peppers are an option to add in if you like them."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Mix shredded cabbage and salt together in a colander; drain for 1 hour. Squeeze moisture from cabbage. Stir carrots into cabbage and divide cabbage mixture between pint containers.
  2. Whisk sugar, vinegar, water, celery seed, and dry mustard together in saucepan over medium high heat; bring to a boil for 1 minute. Cool. Pour cooled vinegar dressing mixture over cabbage mixture, cover containers, and freeze. Thaw before serving.
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Aug 15, 2014

Easy enough to make and ideal to have on hand or to make ahead of time if you want a non-mayo Slaw and/or might not have fridge space. I thought the dressing favored the sweet as opposed to the sour side as I found the sugar to temper the sharpness of the vinegar (I happen to like vinegar so to someone else it may taste otherwise). I added half a green bell pepper which was plenty and next time will add onion too. After thawing I found the slaw surprisingly to still be crunchy even though freezing and thawing changed that of the original fresh texture, the change was not a negative.

Aug 27, 2014

"Sassy Freezer Slaw" has a wonderful sweet'n'tangy dressing (loved it) and a soft not-so-crunchy texture (loved it) similar to saukerant (owing to salting the cabbage and squeezing out the excess moisture). Two pounds (2 lbs) of flat field cabbage from my farmer's market yielded about 10 cups of fresh-chopped cabbage (reduced by half after squeezing: 4 cups of cabbage + 1 cup of "salty cabbage juice"). I replaced the 2 cups of sugar with 2/3 cup of honey (my adaption) because I am on a restricted diet (specific carbohydrate diet) and the salad was still far too sweet for my husband (who refused to eat it since he does not like sweet food). I myself usually don't like sweet food either; however, I did enjoy this salad which was very sweet even with reduced sweetener. I never froze this salad. The next time I make this salad I will significantly reduce the sweetener again. I think it would be a great salad for family get-togethers. Thank you sassyoldlady for sharing your recipe. [RECIPE GROUP AUGUST 17, 2014]


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Aug 25, 2014

Who knew you can freeze cole slaw? I just opened one of the containers I froze last week and was happy with the results. I only made half a recipe and started with a bag of cole slaw mix, followed the recipe as written. I tasted it several hours after I made it and it was good, a week plus later after freezing it is still good. The dressing is a bit sweet for my taste but the family thought it is fine. Thank you, Sassy!

Aug 21, 2014

Made this for Recipe Group...If you like slaw in any form, you're gonna LOVE this! I like that this is made and ready to go in the freezer for a quick side. I halved the recipe and used one 16oz. bag of coleslaw mix (YES, I'm lazy, lol), and that worked perfectly. The dressing is SOOOOO GOOD! Thanks, sass, this is a keeper~YUM! :)

Sep 07, 2014

Recipe Group Selection: 16, August 2014 ~ Delicious! I'm a few weeks late in making this, but so glad I finally got it done. I made a full batch and we ate half of it the day I made it and froze the other half. Loved the dressing - the vinegar cuts the sweetness for a nice balance. I did add the onions and green peppers to the slaw, and will do so again. My mom used to make a freezer slaw when I was younger. Loved it then and still do! Thanks, sassy, for sharing your recipe.

Sep 23, 2014

REVIPE GROUP 8/20/14: Thank you sassyoldlady for saving a better memory of my grandma. She had her version of freezer slaw at every single meal. As a kid, I was not thrilled but had to try a bite of everything:( When this came up on the Buzz there were three heads of cabbage in the garden so I had to give it a shot. We are both so happy with your version. I made a small batch and two days later made a large batch. I thawed two half cup containers two days ago, crispy and still awesome. Thanks again!

Sep 21, 2014

Sassy, thank you for sharing this recipe! Loved it! How wonderful to have this available anytime! For some reason, I think cole slaw (dressing) is a pain to make each time I want it and can't tell you how many half bags of slaw I have found in the back of the fridge and tossed. Problems solved! DD doesn't like mayo, so she loved it, too. We were all pleasantly surprised the crunch is still there after freezing. Followed the recipe exactly. Finished what was in the freezer and will reload this week!

Aug 24, 2014

Yummy salad. I had left a small batch in the fridge for dinner tonight. The salad was able to sit for a couple of hours. LOL was only able to get small taste but it was ohh so good. Thank you sassyoldlady for sharing this wonderful recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 159 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 605 mg
  • 24%

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

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