Sunday, May 17, 2009

Grandma's 24 hour Cabbage Salad

The weather's great today, so it's the perfect time for a BBQ. This cabbage salad my grandma makes is perfect for BBQ's because it doesn't contain mayo, so you don't have to worry about it going in the fridge. I always feel like I'm babysitting regular slaw because you have to keep an eye on it or it goes bad. I don't want to be the one who brings the dish to the BBQ that gets everyone sick because it wasn't properly refrigerated! This salad's a good one, just like anything else my grandma cooks up! Enjoy :)

1 medium head cabbage, shredded
1 small onion, grated
1 green pepper, diced
6 pimiento-stuffed green olives, thinly sliced
1/2 cup sugar (she uses artificial sweetener sometimes)

1 cup vinegar
1 TBSP celery seed
1 tsp prepared mustard
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP mustard seed (mystery ingredient solved!)

Place salad ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes and pour over cabbage mixture. Stir well, cover and refrigerate 24 hours. Stir before serving.


the ungourmet said...

That looks great! I love Cabbage but my husband doesn't so I usually don't make it at home. I could make a single serving of this just for me, huh!

I was wondering about the mustard though. Do you use 1 tbsp and 1 tsp right in the salad?

Kathy said...

I love coleslaw! This recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing!!

Norah said...

Oh that sounds good!

Sandy said...

I love cabbage! This looks like another delicious recipe Heidi!

Katy ~ said...

Heidi, you crack me up with the mystery ingredient. I'm going to have to come back here and see what it is. Grins.

We really enjoy coleslaw, and I think it's just one of those must-have dishes at a BBQ or potluck.

This sounds very good indeed. Like the idea of no mayo!

Mary at My New 30 said...

That really sounds good Heidi - even without the mystery ingredient LOL! I don't think I've ever seen one without mayonnaise.

Rachel said...

I love that it doesn't have mayo--I may even be able to convince my husband to try it :) (He doesn't "do" condiments!)

Lara said...

I'm intrigued by this mystery ingredient. It already looks interesting without it, but now I'm really wondering what that could possibly be. :)

teresa said...

i'm actually in the market for a good coleslaw recipe right now! great timing, this looks wonderful!

Krista said...

Love coleslaw, don't love all the fat and calories. Problem solved! What a great recipe. Thanks, Heidi.

Donna-FFW said...

HEIDI! We love cabbagehere. This will be a MUST try for me!

Willoughby said...

My husband doesn't like any mayo-based salads, so I don't make slaw very often. This one could be a winner around here, thanks!

Trish said...

Hey from SITSta's...looks YUMMY!!!!