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Easy Homemade Cole Slaw

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bell pepper, cabbage, carrots, celery seed, cole slaw, Vidalia onion
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes
Author Laura


  • 1 head cabbage or 1/2 head white and 1/2 head red
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2-1 sweet onion (Vidalia) or red onion
  • 3/4-1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 2/3 cup neutral oil (e.g. canola, corn, avocado, or grapeseed)
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2 & 1/3 tablespoons sugar Equivalent is 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt


  1. Shred the vegetables and toss them together in a large bowl.

  2. Add the celery seed to the vegetables and toss again.

  3. Bring the oil, vinegar, sugar, and salt to a low boil in a small pot and stir until the sugar and salt dissolve. Take the mixture off the heat and cool slightly.

  4. Pour the dressing onto the vegetables, toss them well, transfer to a container with a tight lid or cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate the cole slaw for at least 4 hours.