Cabbage Salad (Coleslaw)

Prep Time
Cook Time
2h 25m
Ready In

"Many recipes out there for coleslaw but this is our favorite.I got this recipe from a friend many years ago. The tarragon vinegar is the secret ingredient."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (181.9 g)
  • Calories 173.8
  • Total Fat - 7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.1 mg
  • Sodium - 75.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 22.8 g
  • Protein - 2.1 g
  • Calcium - 67.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 80.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Mix Miracle whip, vinigar, oil and sugar.

Step 2

Mix with a wisk for a couple minutes

Step 3

Add onions. This dressing can be prepared a day ahead or pour over the salad ( cabbage, carrots and green onions) refrigerate for a couple hours or up to 8 hours ahead. Many options.

Step 4

Note:Cook time is refrigeration time. Tarragon vinigar can be ajusted to taste. I find that the Borges tarragon flavoured wine vinigar works well. This I have purchased at Safeway.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



I used red wine vinegar that I had on hand and this came together with great flavor and crunch that was perfect with my baked crunchy chicken. Another coleslaw winner!

review by:
(10 Dec 2013)


Made this delicous coleslaw for our family barbecue - thumbs up from all - a five star recipe. I did wonder about the sugar but being a Dot recipe I followed through as posted - WINNER! (dh loved this salad so will be trying this with Splenda) Although I used Hellmans Mayo as I do for all recipes requesting dressing, I followed though as posted. I used sweet onion and green onion tops and used 2 16 ounce packages of coleslaws mix. I hid some in the back of the fridge for my lunch today - it was just as good. That tells me it could be a make ahead - love make aheads! Thank you Dot - it's in my Family Cookbook.

review by:
(27 Jul 2012)


I can certainly see why this is your favorite, I added in a little more tarragon vinegar and also added salt and pepper, this is my new favorite to! thanks

review by:
(2 Jun 2012)