Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Sweet Restaurant Slaw

Sandi Gregory Johnson 18

"This tastes just like the cole slaw served at popular fried chicken or fish restaurants. It's excellent with burgers or on top of BBQ'd pork sandwiches, too!!!"

Ingredients 2 h 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 200 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 200 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.5g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 253 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the coleslaw mix and onion in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk together the salad dressing, vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, salt, and poppy seeds in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly. Pour dressing mixture over coleslaw mix and toss to coat. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.
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More like 4 and a half stars. A tad on the sweet side (should have listened to reviews and cut back on sugar some), but still so so yummy. Seemed dry when first put together, but it really creams up quickly in the frig - 2 hours is plenty of time for it to set up. I added two diced radishes, I think next time I will add four, to help the sweet factor and to add some more crunch. Aftter reading reviews, I added more onion, ground mustard and a tad more salt. Yummers! Served with ribs and baked beans. My boyfriend's take: "better than Southern cooking and I never had to leave my porch in Arizona." And he is picky about his slaw. POSTSCRIPT: I cut back on the sugar the next time, and it just didn't taste as good. I tried adding the sugar back in after I had already added the slaw -- didn't really work.


This was great! I used mayo instead of miracle whip and rice wine vinegar instead of white vinegar, but just barely cut back on the sugar because rice vinegar is slightly sweet. My friends agreed that it was even better than the slaw at the great BBQ place in town. Will definitely make again!


The BEST slaw recipe ever!! I just finished making it and YUM-O!!! Can't wait to try it in a few hours. It taste's just like the coleslaw at the fast food chicken place. The only change that I made was I substituted celery seed for the poppy seed. I didn't have bagged slaw mix, shredded a head of cabbage and a carrot. I just wanted to add that I have use allrecipes for a few years and this is the first time I have taken the time to rate a recipe, it's that good!!!