Pennsylvania Dutch Coleslaw

Carolyn Haas


Sometimes it's nice to have a non-mayonnaise cole slaw like this one from Lizzie's Amish Cookbook. Interestingly, "coleslaw" comes from the Dutch "koolsla" meaning cabbage salad. Also, kohl is a German word for cabbage. Cook time is chilling time.


★★★★★ 3 votes

20 Min
2 Hr
No-Cook or Other


  • 1 large
    cabbage, shredded
  • 1 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1/2 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 medium
    green bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2-3/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp
    mustard seed
  • 2 tsp
    salt, or to taste

How to Make Pennsylvania Dutch Coleslaw


  1. Mix veggies together in large bowl.
  2. Mix dressing ingredients together and pour over veggies.
  3. Stir together gently, chill for at least 2 hours to let flavors blend together before serving.

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About Pennsylvania Dutch Coleslaw

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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