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Sweet and Sour Slaw Recipe
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Sweet and Sour Slaw

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"This is a great recipe from my mother, who is German, for a vinegar based marinated slaw using no oil."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    4 hrs 20 mins


  1. In a jar with lid, combine the sugar, vinegar, water, salt, mustard seed and celery seed. Cover tightly and shake vigorously until sugar is dissolved. Chill dressing for several hours or overnight.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, celery, green peppers, pimento and dressing until evenly coated. Cover and chill until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2008

This is the recipe that my family calls "freezer slaw". We make it and put it in plastic freezer containers. Tastes just as good months later. Just take it out of the freezer, thaw and serve.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 16, 2004

This was OK, but we prefer the creamy slaw. If you don't like the creamy slaw, try this recipe. I do think it could use a bit of garlic powder.


32 Ratings

Nov 05, 2005

We love this recipe! I make it for my husband and dad who absolutely rave over it! I'm making it right now again for a family function! It's one of the best! By far better than the store bought kind!

Oct 04, 2003

Better then creamey slaw

Jan 11, 2010

I was very worried about the "no oil" in this recipe. I was very tempted to put some in. I am sooooo glad I didn't.My 4 young children and my somewhat picky husband (though you wouldn't be able to tell by looking at him)loved this dressing. I used my own regular coleslaw ingredients, and just used the dressing though, sorry for those of you that don't like the reviews on a changed recipe. Can't wait to eat the rest for lunch, yummo! Resist the temptation to add the oil.

Sep 19, 2005

I substituted red pepper for the pimentos. Very delicious. Assemble several hours ahead of serving so the flavors can meld.

Oct 27, 2005

Made this for an Ocktoberfest Party. Everyone seemed to like it, it was all gone at any rate. I liked that it wasn't the creamy sort of coleslaw. I added twice the amount of cabbage and peppers and stuff and still there was a ton of dressing. (Large-ish pool in the bottom of the bowl.) FYI

Dec 01, 2004

This reminded me of a slaw called 7 day slaw. My whole family loved it. It was the best ever.


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  • Calories
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 414 mg
  • 17%

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

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