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1 tbsp, coleslaw

  • Calories 6
  • Calories from Fat 1.89
  • Amount%DV
  • Total Fat 0.21g0%
  • Saturated Fat 0.031g0%
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.057g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0.108g
  • Cholestreol 1mg0%
  • Sodium 2mg0%
  • Potassium 14mg0%
  • Total Carbohydrate 0.99g0%
  • Dietary Fiber 0.1g0%
  • Sugars 0g
  • Protein 0.1g0%
  • Calcium 0mg0%
  • Iron 0mg0%
  • Vitamin A 1%
  • Vitamin C 4%

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Coleslaw, sometimes simply called slaw in some American dialects, is a salad consisting primarily of shredded raw cabbage. It can also include shredded carrots.



There are many variations of the recipe which include the addition of other ingredients, such as red cabbage, pepper, onion, grated cheese, pineapple, or apple. What distinguishes Coleslaw from cabbage as a condiment is that it is mixed with a dressing which traditionally consists of vegetable oil and vinegar or a vinaigrette. In the U.S. coleslaw often contains buttermilk or mayonnaise (or its substitutes), and carrot; although many regional variations exist, and recipes incorporating prepared mustard are also common. Barbecue slaw, also known as red slaw and commonly found in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, is made using ketchup and vinegar rather than mayonnaise.[1]

Coleslaw closeup.

Another variant, broccoli slaw, uses shredded raw broccoli in place of the cabbage.

A variety of seasonings may be added. The dressing is usually allowed to settle on the blended ingredients for several hours before being served. The cabbage may come in finely minced pieces, shredded strips, or small squares.

Coleslaw is generally eaten as a side dish with foods such as barbecue, French fries, and Fried chicken. It is also a common sandwich ingredient, placed on barbecue sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs along with chili and hot mustard. It is sometimes seen in delis on a variants of the Reuben sandwich with pastrami or corned beef, the latter known as the ``Rachel`` or ``Corned Beef Special``. A variant with vinegar and oil is often served with pizza in Sweden.[citation needed]


The term ``cole slaw`` arose in the 18th century as a partial translation from the Dutch term ``koolsla``, a shortening of ``koolsalade``, which means ``cabbage salad``.[2]

See also

Coleslaw is a member of a family of similar dishes:

Broccoli Slaw Cheeslaw Chow-chow Kimchi Sauerkraut Curtido Suan cai Pao cai

External links

Making Cole Slaw


^ ABC News, (2009-06-05). Coleslaw is also a traditional AVEN member. ``Lexington Red Slaw`` WLS-TV/DT Chicago, IL. Accessed 2009-06-24. ^ Perelman, Deb. (2007-08-08) ``Coleslaw: You Could Be a Star``. NPR, Accessed 2009-06-24. Look up coleslaw in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Wikibooks Cookbook has a recipe/module on Coleslaw Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Coleslaw