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Southern Coleslaw Recipe
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Southern Coleslaw

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"This is a quick and original coleslaw for people who don't like mayonnaise that is made with tomato and lime juice."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Place the tomato in a large bowl, and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the coleslaw mix and lime juice. Refrigerate for 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 11, 2007

This was a great, light alternative to my usual creamy coleslaw. After making it according to recipe directions, it was lacking something, so I added extra tomatoes, chopped green onion and about a tablespoon of garlic olive oil. I served it with chicken satay and peanut sauce, and the flavors were terrific together.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 13, 2008

This was very easy, and it was refreshing to have as a small side dish, but I don't think I would want more than a few bites at any one meal. The only change I made to the recipe was to add some chopped celery.

Oct 05, 2006

This was very good! I'm on a diet and can't make cole slaw with a bucket of mayo & sour cream. I had the slaw mix and left over diced tomoatoes from the night before. I didn't have lime juice but added a few drops of lemon juice. It's very good!

Jul 13, 2007

We loved this recipe! I took previous reviewers advice and increased the tomatoes,and olive oil and added shrimp. I chose a broccoli cole slaw mix which gave a fresh flavor, it was a meal in itself.

Jun 01, 2009

Loved this! We were tired of traditional coleslaw, but I still had a bag of coleslaw mix to use up, so this was the perfect solution. The flavor was so light and refreshing. I'll make this again. Thank you! :)

Apr 07, 2010

it was okay. not all i had hoped for, but it was okay

Feb 03, 2009

It was a waste of 5 minutes of my time....too tart

Aug 06, 2009

Great light cole slaw, just a little to salty. I used fresh cabbage rather than bagged mix so maybe I didn't use enough and that's why it turned out salty. I've never cared for the traditional mayo based version. I added extra tomatoes, a little olive oil, and minced garlic as recommended by another reviewer and it turned out great. Next time I will cut the salt and pepper a little.


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  • Calories
  • 49 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.5 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 305 mg
  • 12%

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

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