Mom's Cole Slaw

4.3 of 5 (11)
Create a Recipe Makeover
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 31.8
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 155.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 5.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Mom's Cole Slaw calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Submitted by:


Sweet and Sour cole slaw. Low fat. Great with barbque, hotdogs. Keeps a couple of weeks- as much a pickle as a salad. Sweet and Sour cole slaw. Low fat. Great with barbque, hotdogs. Keeps a couple of weeks- as much a pickle as a salad.
Number of Servings: 24


    1 medium head of cabbage
    4 medium yellow onions.
    1C cider vinegar
    2/3C sugar
    2/3C water
    1t yellow mustard
    1t celery seed
    1t salt
    1/4C veg oil.


Shred Cabbage and Onions very thin. 2mm blade on Cuisinart. Mix in large heat-proof bowl.
Combine remaining ingredients EXCEPT oil. Simmer 10 minutes.
Add oil and bring back to a boil. It wil foam up. Stir to keep it from foaming over. I do all of this in a 4C measure in the microwave...
Pour boiling dressing over cabbage and onions. Stir to combine. Press down so liquid covers vegetables.
Let cool till you can handle it, then knead until cabbage and onions collapse; refrigerate a couple of hours to cool. You can skip kneading if you have to refrigerate overnight.
Will keep for a couple of weeks in the dressing. Drain and serve ~1/3 cup.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HGBASH.

Rate This Recipe

Member Ratings For This Recipe

  • Added a chopped red bell pepper, chopped celery and chopped onion. Good dressing! Thanks for sharing! - 5/9/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I made this to serve for Thanksgiving. I added julianned broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower and left out the onion. It is fantastic. The dressing is just the right blend of sweet and sour and not overly creamy. - 11/19/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Super good. It is just like one I used to make but with less oil. - 5/28/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • Added grated carrots and cut the onion in half. Also added 1/4 tsp black pepper. Very similar to MY Mom's recipe. - 11/10/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
  • I was looking for a slaw recipe without mayo and am so glad I found this. Awesome. The only changes were I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil and sauteed the onions. I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing. - 10/23/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No
See All Comments