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A closeup of coleslaw with onions and green peppers in a white bowl.

Marinated Coleslaw

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5 from 6 reviews

  • Author: Amy
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Approximately 15 servings


A flavorful vinegar-based coleslaw (no mayo!) that serves a crowd.


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 large head of cabbage – cored, quartered and very thinly sliced
  • 1 large yellow or red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 1 large green pepper – seeded and very thinly sliced


  1. Place thinly sliced cabbage, onion and green pepper in a large bowl. Be sure the bowl has a lid to cover for marinating.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring vinegar, vegetable oil, sugar, salt, pepper, ground mustard and celery seed to a boil.
  3. Pour over cabbage mixture and stir well to coat evenly. COVER immediately and allow to reach room temperature.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 24 hours and serve.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Boil
  • Cuisine: American