Mum's Cabbage Salad

Sue Fitzpatrick


We weren't big on green salads when I was growing up tho we did eat a lot of raw veggies and put lettuce on sandwiches. Me, I liked chunks of lettuce with Miracle Whip spread on them, like an open-faced sandwich lol

This was one of the salads Mum made that got gobbled up by everyone.

It is another special memory for me as Mum would give me the core to eat raw. I loved them :)


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15 Min
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head of cabbage, cored and diced
2 - 3
green onions, chopped (tops only)
tomato, sliced in wedges for garnish (or cherry tomatoes)


3 Tbsp
miracle whip salad dressing
1/2 - 3/4 tsp
yellow mustard
1 tsp
sugar (optional)

How to Make Mum's Cabbage Salad


  • 1Wash and core cabbage (remove centre stem).
  • 2Slice it
  • 3Dice it and put it in a bowl
  • 4add 2 or 3 chopped green onion (tops only)
  • 5slice tomato into thin wedges (put aside)
  • 6Put Miracle Whip in a cup or jar. Add mustard and milk, a tsp at a time. Mix to a salad dressing consistency. (optional, add sugar).
  • 7Thoroughly mix dressing through cabbage and onion. Press the cabbage to an even level in the bowl. Garnish the outside of the bowl with the tomato wedges. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
  • 8Note: I add the mustard a little at a time. I don't want a mustard yellow dressing. I add the dressing to the cabbage a little at a time until I get the right blend. You want everything lightly coated, but not wet. Discard any excess dressing. The sugar is optional, but I like the subtle sweetness and mustard taste the salad has with it.

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About Mum's Cabbage Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #slaw, #cabbage

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