Light and Easy Summer Slaw Recipe

Light and Easy Summer Slaw
Diana Rattray
Prep: 12 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 17 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
130 Calories
7g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 35mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 71mg 353%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 468mg 10%
*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 light and delicious coleslaw is more than just a cabbage salad. This refreshing summer slaw is made with a variety of colorful vegetables and a light and easy dressing.


  • 1/3 cup white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 medium cabbage, chopped

  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium cucumber, seeds removed, chopped

  • 1 tomato, seeds removed, chopped

  • 4 green onions, chopped

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a small saucepan, combine vinegar, mustard, sugar, oil, celery seeds, and black pepper; stir to combine.

  3. Place saucepan over high heat and bring the mixture to a boil; remove from heat. Set aside to cool slightly.

  4. Combine chopped vegetables in a large bowl; toss with warm dressing mixture.

  5. Chill salad thoroughly before serving and then toss again.


  • To save time, consider using a blender or food processor to chop the vegetables. To chop in an electric blender, cut the vegetables into chunks and fill the blender about half full. Cover the vegetables with cold water to within about an inch to the top. Pulse until you reach the desired consistency. Dump the vegetables into a colander to drain and repeat with the remaining vegetables.

Serving Suggestions

Summer coleslaw is great with ham, hot dogs, or sausages, and it's a nice light option. Or serve the slaw with pork, beef, or brisket barbecue.

Other vegetables that may be included: carrot, red cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and celery.