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Bayou's Mardi Gras Slaw

Bayou's Mardi Gras Slaw

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Chef Bayou

This is a wonderfully colorful cole slaw perfect for celebrating Mardi Gras or any other time. It is presented in the official colors of Mardi Gras: purple, green, and gold. The sauce is a perfect blend of sweet and tart, with a little cayenne pepper for bite. Do not dress the coleslaw ahead, or it will become soggy.

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  • Calories:
  • 161 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 11.7 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.3g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 115 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Whisk together cider vinegar, dark brown sugar, dry mustard, celery seed, cayenne pepper, dill, sour cream, mayonnaise, horseradish and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, place the cabbage, bell pepper, and zucchini in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat (see notes).
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This is fantastic! I changed a few things because of ingredients I had around the house: I simplified the ingredients, didn't have dry mustard or celery so I used a little dijon instead and skipped the celery. I left out the zuchini and put in a green bell instead to give the green color. added some green onions too. I did not use brown sugar (which I'm sure would taste great) but opted for granulated splenda for diet reasons. It was such a hit that my grandmother who is the amazing cook of the family wanted the recipe. Didn't tell my grandmother about the splenda though. She would have spit it out. :)


This was a great recipe for a Mardi Gras banquet i did, the salad used the traditional colors, and everyone enjoyed it. Some thought it was a little spicy because i added a little extra horseradish to it. But overall it turned out very well.

Ann Maksymiw

Great coleslaw! The dill adds a different dimension to the flavour. Good idea to eat it all in one sitting as it does become soggy very quickly. However, if you can use it all in at the one meal it is very good.