Sweet and Sour Slaw

Sweet and Sour Slaw


"This is a great recipe from my mother, who is German, for a vinegar based marinated slaw using no oil."


4 h 20 m servings 99 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 99 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 414 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a jar with lid, combine the sugar, vinegar, water, salt, mustard seed and celery seed. Cover tightly and shake vigorously until sugar is dissolved. Chill dressing for several hours or overnight.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, celery, green peppers, pimento and dressing until evenly coated. Cover and chill until serving.
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  1. 32 Ratings


This is the recipe that my family calls "freezer slaw". We make it and put it in plastic freezer containers. Tastes just as good months later. Just take it out of the freezer, thaw and serve....

We love this recipe! I make it for my husband and dad who absolutely rave over it! I'm making it right now again for a family function! It's one of the best! By far better than the store b...

Better then creamey slaw

I was very worried about the "no oil" in this recipe. I was very tempted to put some in. I am sooooo glad I didn't.My 4 young children and my somewhat picky husband (though you wouldn't be able...

I substituted red pepper for the pimentos. Very delicious. Assemble several hours ahead of serving so the flavors can meld.

Made this for an Ocktoberfest Party. Everyone seemed to like it, it was all gone at any rate. I liked that it wasn't the creamy sort of coleslaw. I added twice the amount of cabbage and peppers ...

This reminded me of a slaw called 7 day slaw. My whole family loved it. It was the best ever.

REALLY liked this one. Although I'm normally a fan of creamy cole slaw, the flavor of this sauce is a nice change from the norm. It's just the right consistency, so it coats the slaw with a nice...

This was OK, but we prefer the creamy slaw. If you don't like the creamy slaw, try this recipe. I do think it could use a bit of garlic powder.