Lexington Coleslaw

Lexington Coleslaw
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
114 Calories
0g Fat
26g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 114
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 680mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 3g
Calcium 94mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a traditional Lexington, North Carolina coleslaw recipe. It combines cabbage, cider vinegar, and ketchup to make a flavorful slaw that goes perfectly with pork or chicken. Pile it up as a side dish or put it on the top of your barbecue sandwich.


  • 2 1/2 to 3 pounds white cabbage
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Dash of hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Chop cabbage into a fine dice.

  3. In a small saucepan dissolve the sugar in the cider vinegar over a medium heat.

  4. Add other ingredients except for the cabbage and mix well while simmering for about 10 minutes.

  5. Remove from heat before the mixture gets thick. Allow to cool for about 10 or more minutes.

  6. Pour dressing over cabbage, toss until well mixed. Serve immediately.