Coleslaw Boiled Dressing Recipe

Cabbage slaws
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Refrigerate: 24 hrs
Total: 24 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
280 Calories
19g Fat
28g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 280
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 796mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 78mg 2%
*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.)

Dottie's coleslaw is made with a hot vinegar dressing. It's similar to this Carolina slaw, and it would be wonderful on fish tacos, burgers, or pulled pork.


  • 1 large head cabbage, shredded

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped

For the Dressing:

  • 1 cup vinegar

  • 1 cup sugar, or to taste

  • 2/3 cup cooking oil

  • 1 tablespoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine shredded cabbage, onion, and green pepper in a large bowl.

  2. Heat dressing ingredients in a medium saucepan until sugar is dissolved and syrup is boiling.

  3. Pour boiling syrup over cabbage and let stand until salad is cold (do not stir). When cold, cover and place in refrigerator to chill for 24 hours. When ready to serve, stir to mix cabbage. It's nice because you can make it days ahead.

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