New Jersey Diner Salad

New Jersey Diner Salad


"Easy and refreshing marinated salad reminiscent of the salad from the Weequahic Diner in Newark, New Jersey. A family favorite that can be made days in advance!"


8 h 20 m servings 192 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 192 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 10.5 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 598 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, onions, carrot, pepper, and cucumber. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt. Pour the dressing over the salad, and stir to coat. Cover tightly, and refrigerate overnight before serving.
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  1. 9 Ratings


I love this recipe! I had green, yellow & red pepper on hand, so I added all three. Since I am not a fan of raw onions, I also cut this down to 1/3 c. I also used olive oil in the recipe instead...

I and my family were all lucky enuf to have had this at the Weequahic & Claremont Diners in NJ. My father still makes it at home. The longer it refrigerates the better it gets... trust me on t...

I thought this was a tasty salad and a good alternative to the same old coleslaw that I always make. Before eating, I let the salad sit for about six hours and thought the flavor was great. The...

Interesting use of vegetables, but rather bland. I made mine ahead for a BBQ, but found that the liquid from the marinating vegetables really watered down the dressing, so it hardly had any tast...

Great substitute for the usual salad. I've followed the exact recipe, used bag mix cole slaw instead, and even done a spinach version. Very nice and refreshing for summer!

actually i didn't find this to be bland at all. i substituted red wine vinegar (that was all i had) and cut the amounts down, as i only needed about half this recipe, but my husband and i really...

Something new and tasty...I like it! I only used part of an onion though as I didn't want it's flavor to overpower the salad as other's have mentioned.