Cabbage Salad

Or Cole Slaw.

Or Coleslaw.

The name depends on where you’re from, where you grew up, who your parents were, etc.

It’s the quintessential summer picnic / family reunion picnic salad.

If you are daring you could try Tangy Cabbage Salad or Cabbage Salad with Yogurt Dressing.

The theme for Monday Posts in June is Salads.

All types of salads – although there are only 4 Mondays we shall try for variety.

The only similarity is that they will be ‘side’ salads, rather than main course salads. Those will come later.

You can find more Lettuce & Vegetable Salads and / or Pasta & Grain Salads by clicking the links.

If you are just looking for Salad Dressings…..

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Cabbage Salad

This is an old-fashioned recipe, using mayonnaise, sugar, & vinegar. My mother would have used Miracle Whip.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad


  • 34 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 large carrot, julienned
  • Salad Dressing
  • 4 tbs mayonnaise
  • 2 tbs cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 3 tbs fresh, snipped chives
  • 2 tbs salad olive oil


  • Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, and sugar.
  • Slowly add oil, whisking well.
  • Stir in chives.
  • Put cabbage and carrot into a large bowl.
  • Add half of the dressing and toss well to combine.
  • Add more dressing according to taste and the amount of cabbage.
  • Serve.


To shred cabbage: cut a slice off of the head, lay the slice cut side down, cut into 4ths, then, cutting across, slice very finely: 1/16″ – 1/8″ (.3cm). Do not use the core of the cabbage – you’ll recognize it when you see it.
To julienne carrot: slice strips from carrot using a vegetable peeler until the carrot is too thin. Mince the remainder – or eat it.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 194
  • Sugar: 6.3 g
  • Sodium: 140.1 mg
  • Fat: 17.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.3 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.8 mg
Cabbage Salad

That’s it!

11 thoughts on “Cabbage Salad”

    • Couldn’t comment on the Pan Gallego post. Nonce verification error. So I will just say that I so enjoyed the word pictures of that post! It really was a delicious bread, worth making on repeat and I loved the round up.

  1. So far, I’ve not been having nonce problems since this last time you fixed it (knock on wood) but now that I’ve said something…

    I like cabbage salads. The only time I turn my nose up a bit is when they’re filled with poppy seeds. Not that I don’t like poppy seeds and a few are fine but there have been some, potlucks and such come to mind, where you almost can’t see the cabbage for the seeds! That’s way too much for me. I also like them with a vinaigrette on them. Makes a nice change.

    Can you get Miracle Whip there? Just curious. I always have to laugh at the recipe posters in the US who claim to hate Miracle Whip and then take their mayo and turn it into Miracle Whip.

    • They are still there – I have to de-activate / activate Akismet to make them go away until the next time. Maybe this week I’ll have time to dig deeper. It’s too hot (100F) to do any work outside. We bought a free-standing air-con for Guapa / TV room. I’m spending my days with her lol
      No Miracle Whip here. I like both for different uses. As a kid there was nothing better than a Miracle Whip and Spam sandwich…..

  2. You really cannot go wrong with cabbage salad, can you? The other day, we didn’t have quite enough cabbage to make enough cabbage salad for two. We also had zero carrots. But we had some beautiful farmers’ market radishes and radish greens in the fridge. I sliced the radishes and tore the radish greens into bite sized pieces. Et voilà! Enough salad for two. And delicious as well. (Your dressing is exactly like ours.)

  3. Hi Katie, is it still possible to read your posts on the house renovations? I used to follow them and loved the progress reports. I’d love to reminisce and read them all again. All best wishes.

    • Absolutely. – now that I realize that bit was gone. In the sidebar, go to categories (I just added it) and look for ‘house & restoration’ It starts at the most recent but you can click on the last page at the bottom and go backwards.
      Category lists always used to be part of the index but…. stuff changes.
      So glad you enjoyed them!

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