California Coleslaw Recipe -
California Coleslaw Recipe
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California Coleslaw

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"A sweet summer slaw filled with fresh vegetables. It tastes better the second day after the vegetables have soaked in the marinade."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a large salad bowl, place the cabbage, onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper and carrot. Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and vegetable oil in the bowl with the vegetables. Toss the mixture until the vegetables are fully coated with the marinade.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 25, 2005

In the PA Dutch version we simply don't use oil in the mix. Everything else is the same, except onions are optional. Thes rest of the dressing are measured to taste, depending on how "spicy" you like it. We generally don't measure. Try making it with just the vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. You'll have a whole new taste experience from the other side of the country.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 01, 2010

Average. Not overly thrilled with this recipe. It was pretty sweet tasting though.

Jun 05, 2005

This comes close to a slaw they serve at our favorite Mexican restaurant. Mine came out a little dizzying to look at since all I had on hand was red cabbage and yellow bell peppers! It was really bright (and pretty). It's good. (I have tried using this dressing with packaged cole slaw mix and it doesn't turn out well at all, it is limp instead of crisp.)

Jan 20, 2004

marinate it overnight!

Jan 20, 2004

Like another person suggested, I just used a bag of prepared cole slaw - this took the prep time down to less than five minutes, and it was delicious! Thanks so much for a very easy and tasty recipe - I'll make this one again and again.

Feb 19, 2007

This is a delightful recipe - in ALL respects. It is so simple to make. It can (and should) be made ahead of time. It makes a beautiful presentation and the flavor is wonderful! I call it California Cabbage Salad, because people have a pre-conceived idea of what cole slaw is. When taking it to a pot luck, served side-by-side with traditional slaw, you'll get so many rave reviews! Thanks, Alex!

Jan 25, 2004

This slaw is great. A wonderful change from mayonaise based slaws. Will keep several weeks in fridge.

Jan 25, 2004

Very, very good! The longer it sits the better. It was the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 237 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 18.4 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 224 mg
  • 9%

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

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