Picnic Coleslaw

This coleslaw isnʼt made with mayonnaise so it keeps very well for about a week in the refrigerator and it also travels nicely for a picnic.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 6 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 4 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup finely grated carrot
  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1⁄3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. celery seed
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄8 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 4 tsp. olive oil
  • 2⁄3 cup white wine vinegar


  • Combine cabbage, carrot, onion, and bell pepper in a large bowl.
  • Combine brown sugar, salt, celery seed, mustard, ground pepper, oil, and vinegar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
  • Pour warm dressing over cabbage mixture. Toss gently, coating evenly.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before serving. Toss the coleslaw a couple of times while itʼs chilling. Serve chilled.