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Tangy Cole Slaw

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Tangy Cole Slaw | Life, Love, and Good Food

Every good Southern cooks needs a solid cole slaw recipe to go along with pulled pork barbecue or fried catfish and hushpuppies. Today’s recipe for Tangy Cole Slaw was given to me by a co-worker probably 15 years ago and is perfect for picnics and potlucks, and I think it’s especially perfect for a fish fry or shrimp boil. Instead of having a mayonnaise-based dressing, this slaw is made with a tangy oil and vinegar dressing and is seasoned with dry mustard and celery seed. A bit of sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness.

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Enjoy, y’all!

Yield: 12 servings

Tangy NO MAYO Coleslaw

Tangy Cole Slaw | Life, Love, and Good Food

No mayo in this dressing, instead this slaw is made with a tangy oil and vinegar dressing that is spiced with dry mustard and celery seed.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 large cabbage,, shredded
  • 1 onion,, grated
  • 1 carrot,, grated
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  1. Combine veggies in a large bowl and sprinkle with 1/2 cup sugar.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Add 1/2 cup canola oil. Bring to a boil again.
  3. Pour over veggies, cover tightly and refrigerate.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 533mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

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