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Coleslaw Recipe with Vinegar

My easy Coleslaw Recipe with Vinegar is one of my favorite versions of coleslaw, includes NO mayo, and goes well with any barbecue or other coleslaw-friendly meal.

Coleslaw Recipe with Vinegar

Coleslaw Recipe with Vinegar

Coleslaw is such a classic side dish to make, and there are as many coleslaw recipes as there are people. This particular one is my favorite non-mayo version. I have a classic KFC Coleslaw copycat on the site as well, and if you are into creamy, tangy coleslaw that is something you’ll definitely want to check out.

Coleslaw Recipe Vinegar

What Goes Well With Coleslaw?

ALL THE THINGS. But especially:

I really REALLY like loading up my barbecue pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw right on top. It is a great texture to go with the smokey meat.

Coleslaw Recipe Vinegar

How long can coleslaw stay out?

Food shouldn’t stay out in the “danger zone” longer than a couple of hours to be safe. The danger zone is basically anything under steaming hot, and anything over fridge temperature. There is an actual temperature range that you can look up if you want, but a good rule of thumb is to keep hot things hot and cold things cold, and put away things promptly once you are done serving them.

Coleslaw Recipe Vinegar

Is coleslaw healthy?

It is vegetables. Cabbage and carrots and more cabbage, oh my. Vinegar based coleslaw is definitely better than creamy coleslaw from a calorie perspective, but whether it is “healthy” or not really depends on your diet and your goals. I don’t like to call things healthy or unhealthy. Everything is cool in moderation, right?

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What is the best thing to do with cabbage?

Homemade coleslaw is way up there on MY list, but if you need some more ideas I have some of those too.

Vinegar Coleslaw


Coleslaw Recipe with Vinegar

Coleslaw Recipe with Vinegar

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Easy vinegar-based coleslaw recipe that gets thrown together in 5 minutes and will leave you wanting to make a meal out of it.


  • 16-ounce bag shredded coleslaw
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon diced garlic


  1. Mix all of the sauce ingredients together.
  2. Toss in the shredded cabbage.
  3. Chill for at least 1 hour and stir again before serving.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 173 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 5mg Sodium: 259mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 14g Protein: 1g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
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