My Mom's Cole Slaw

My Mom's Cole Slaw

A delicious from-scratch vinegar and oil cole slaw with shredded carrot and diced onion


About 10 cups


1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup white vinegar
1 Tablespoon salt
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, shredded
14 cups shredded cabbage


1. Combine dressing ingredients in a large bowl.

2. Add onion, carrot, and cabbage. Stir well to coat. (Mixture will "shrink" as you stir.) Serve and enjoy!

My Mom's Cole Slaw

Additional Notes: 

Best when eaten within the first few hours after making, although it won't spoil in the fridge. :)

My Mom's Cole Slaw

Preparation Time: 

10-15 minutes

Tammy's Review: 

This is my mom's cole slaw recipe. She's been making it ever since I can remember. Many times we've had people tell us, "I don't usually like cole slaw, but I like this one!" :)

This salad is quick and easy to prepare, and my mom often makes half the recipe at a time, fresh for supper.


I made this last night with the taco pizza (strange combo?). I really liked it and I love that it has no mayo so it's perfect for picnics. I did add some celery seed just because I love celery seed in cole slaw. Also I made the full dressing but just poured what I needed for dinner and saved the rest to have on hand for anther fresh batch. Another great recipe!


Usually when I make cole slaw, the leftovers sit in the fridge forever because I'm the only one who really likes it. But I made this recipe last night, and *everyone* in my family (even the toddler) had seconds! Wow! The only reason I gave it a 9 instead of 10 was that it was a bit too sweet for my tastes. But I can adjust that next time. This recipe is a keeper!


This was a good cole slaw, easy to put together. I took a previous commenter's advice and only put the dressing on the serving size I needed. It ended up with quite a bit of liquid at the bottom. Also, both my husband and I have had better cole slaw - maybe we prefer slightly creamy - but our guests liked it and it was very easy to make.


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