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Jack Wilson's Slaw Dressing Recipe
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Jack Wilson's Slaw Dressing

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"This is my Dad's tangy slaw dressing with the bite of celery seeds."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    1 hr


  1. In a jar with a lid, combine the mayonnaise, mustard, sugar, honey, vinegar, cream, celery seeds and horseradish. Cover and shake well. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  2. Place shredded cabbage in a serving bowl and toss with dressing. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 15, 2004

I loved it -- especially with the horseradish -- but I did use less celery seed.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 01, 2003

The four tablespoons of celery seed must have been a mistake. Too much made a good dressing too "bitter". I'm sure four teaspoons would have been the correct amount

Aug 01, 2003

This recipie was terrible. I only used three tablespoons of celery seed because that's all I had. My kids spit it out. My husband had one bite and wouldn't eat it. The celery seed bitterness spoiled a lot of good cabbage.

Apr 25, 2011

First, the ease of mixing/storing in a jar works wonderfully. Second, I used about 1 teaspoon of celery SALT, red wine vinegar instead of white, 1% mild to desired consistency (didn't have heavy cream on hand), then followed recipe almost to a tee (eyed measurements). Third, this recipe is perfect for a 16oz bag of slaw mix, and finally, my picky, picky boyfriend's rave review was the icing on the cake! Perfect all the way around! Would probably make a great salad dressing as well as dipping sauce for chicken/shrimp.

Jan 29, 2010

Although I made changes to the recipe that had a negative impact - I don't know if this one would have ever been my favorite. Piggy backing off previous reviews I tried a little yogurt to boost the health factor in this recipe - wouldn't do that again. My own fault. Now onto where I don't like the recipe, the honey was too strong. I think the sugar would have provided adequate sweetness and the honey added a fruity sweetness I didn't like and had to temper with extra vinegar. As for the celery seed - 1 tsp was enough. Used it on Broccoli slaw.... too sweet for me can imagine it would have been worse with cabbage mix.

Aug 05, 2012

This is a good and tangy coleslaw dressing. I did sub buttermilk for the heavy cream. We had a nice tight and zesty head of freshly harvested cabbage from our weekly CSA box and it made a really nice slaw.

Oct 27, 2007

It was pretty obvious to me that there was too much celery seed for my taste, so I adjusted it. One tsp was enough for me, and I also used fat free half & half (had no cream on hand) and a good spicy dijon. Between that and the horseradish it had quite a kick!! Loved it! I was serving this for guests, but next time will replace most - if not all - of the mayo with nonfat yogurt, as I plan on making this often. I also like to use both green and red cabbage to make it colorful.

May 03, 2015

Excellent recipe I adjusted the ingredients to our taste absolutely loved it and again got request for the recipe thanks for sharing!!!


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  • Calories
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 171 mg
  • 7%

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

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