Monday, October 3, 2011

Savory Monday–Coleslaw

Every now and again as I walk through the veggie section at the grocery store and something grabs me, this time it was cabbage.  I love to use them but I’m the only one.  So I thought I’d make something that’ll last a while in the fridge and that’s coleslaw.  I love the stuff, especially when it doesn’t have mayo in it.


I’ve been using this recipe for years and with this recent ah ha moment, I thought I’d share it with you!  When I went back to read the recipe, it’s called Carolina Slaw, which is very apropos since that’s where we live now.  Here’s what you’ll need.

Recipe:  Adapted from

  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 3 carrots
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp dry mustard (I didn’t have any and have used yellow or Dijon in the past)
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar


  1. Chop up cabbage and carrot to desired size, I like mine a medium dice.
  2. In a saucepan, combine sugar, salt, oil, mustard, celery seed and vinegar.
  3. Bring to boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Pour over cabbage and carrots, cover with plastic and refrigerate over night.  The longer the better!
  5. Serve and enjoy!


It’s delicious and I eat it with anything.  But it’s really good with pulled pork or anything bbq!

And now some sad news.  As I was cleaning the above salad bowl, it hit the side of the sink and shattered in my hand.  I’m so sad because it was a wedding gift and I loved it. And I’m also covered in nics and cuts on my hand, which will make tennis tricky :(

anyway, Thanks for looking!

Linking with:
Mingle Monday
Melt in Your Mouth Monday
Mangia Mondays
Made by You Mondays
Let's Do Brunch
These Chicks Cook
Share the Wealth Wednesday
Recipes I can't Wait to Try
Full Plate Thursday
It's a Keeper Thursday


  1. I love this, I make similar salad all the time, fresh and healthy.

  2. Your slaw looks wonderful! I love Carolina slaw. It's addicting. you are so lucky living in Raleigh! My son is a student there at NC State, and we used to live in Dunn and Carolina Beach. I really miss it. I linked to you from Mingle Monday. Thanks for a great recipe!

  3. I'm with mayo in the slaw. Love this recipe. Isn't it nice that there is something in the fridge that is all yours ;)

    P.S. I'm sorry about the wedding gift bowl getting broken and you getting cut.

  4. Sounds delicious. I'll have to try this one as I love all kinds of slaw. Hubby not so much, so this will be all mine as well. Yay! Following from Recipes I Can't Wait to Try.

  5. We just love Coleslaw and yours looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you had a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Oh wow, Karen, this sounds a bit like a coleslaw my Mom used to make, but I could never find the recipe. I'm definitely going to give your Carolina Coleslaw a try. Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch. I've chosen it as one of my highlights this week :-)