Coleslaw Boiled Dressing Recipe

Cabbage slaws
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Refrigerate: 24 hrs
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
310 Calories
19g Fat
35g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 310
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 903mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Protein 2g
Calcium 67mg 5%
*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 (chopped fine)
  • 1 green pepper (chopped fine)
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar (or less, 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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