grandma's best coleslaw

★★★★★ 1
By Kathie Carr
from North Liberty, IN

This simple coleslaw recipe was Grandma's standby. You couldn't have a picnic without it. It was almost always in her refrigerator ready to eat. She would vary the ingredients a bit depending on what she had on hand. For example, omitting the green pepper, using all red or all green cabbage. But the basic recipe was always the same. And always good.

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For grandma's best coleslaw

  • 1/2 md
    bell pepper, chopped (red or green)
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    shredded carrot
  • 5-6 c
    shredded cabbage (red, green, or both)
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    oil
  • 1/2 c
    water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • dash of freshly ground black pepper

How To Make grandma's best coleslaw

  • 1
    Stir vegetables together and place in a serving bowl. Mix dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake well to blend. Pour dressing over salad. Mix. Cover bowl and refrigerate for several hours before serving. Best made the night before using. Keeps well for several days in the refrigerator.
  • 2
    You can omit the celery seed if you prefer.

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