Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Old Fashioned Coleslaw

A friend called the other day and asked if I had an old fashioned Coleslaw recipe and I did have one, but I had not shared it on the blog. I promised her that I would post it very soon. Coleslaw is a year round salad that is a great side for so many dishes and here in Texas is almost a staple. We wouldn't think of having barbecue without coleslaw. This is the recipe that I have always used and have never changed it. When in season we use the cabbage from our garden so this is a great Garden to Table recipe!

Old Fashioned Coleslaw at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
My Coleslaw Starts With Our
Garden Fresh Cabbage

Old Fashioned Coleslaw at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Mixing Lots Of Wonderful Vegetables Together

Old Fashioned Coleslaw at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add A Fabulous Sauce

Old Fashioned Coleslaw at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Mix It and Chill It

Old Fashioned Coleslaw at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Old Fashioned Coleslaw
Miz Helen's Kitchen
8 cups of Green Cabbage, chopped
3 cups of Red Cabbage, chopped
2 cups carrots, chopped
3 cups red delicious or gala apples, peel on and chopped
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, chopped (optional)
1 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 to 4 tablespoon sugar (to taste)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 dash hot sauce (to taste)
Chop all the vegetables and the apple then place them into a large mixing bowl.
Pour the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and hot sauce to a jar and shake until completed blended.
Add the sauce to the slaw mix and mix until all the vegetables and apples have been covered. Chill for at least 1 to 2 hours before serving.
Refrigerate immediately before and after serving.

Old Fashioned Coleslaw at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Old Fashioned Coleslaw at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

When I post one of my old fashioned recipes, it always reminds me of a simple time in life and how special sharing a meal with friend's and family really is. Thanks so much for stopping by to share some of your time with us today, your visits are always very special to us and hope you will come back real soon!
Peace and Joy


  1. fresh from the garden cabbage must be incredible compared to the cardboard shreds in a bag at the grocery!

  2. Sounds fantastic! I love coloslaw, but never had it with apples - must try!

  3. Your cabbage is beautiful! I love a good coleslaw, but I've never had it with apples either. I definitely need to give that a try!

  4. Miz Helen, that looks and sounds like my idea of coleslaw perfection! And with garden-fresh cabbage, mmm. I always slice my cabbage coarsely for coleslaw. AND I always end up eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

  5. Another delicious recipe!
    I am going to try this very soon.
    Have a great weekend.

    White Spray Paint

  6. Helen, We love cole slaw!! So glad I can add this recipe to my summer cooking arsenal.

    Happy TOHOT Fellow Texan....stay cool. :)

  7. Growing up in Texas my self, I agree about "slaw", as my mother called it, almost being a staple. I can imagine how good yours is with cabbage straight from the garden.

  8. How lovely to be able to make your coleslaw from homegrown cabbage, Miz Helen! Your recipe looks delicious. I think coleslaw is the perfect summer salad. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop.

    1. PS - Also wanted to tell you, Miz Helen, that I will be featuring this lovely salad at our Hearth and Soul Hop this week!

  9. thank you for this coleslaw recipe. We are coleslaw lovers and I'm happy to have an old fashioned recipe. Pinning it to my coleslaw board!

  10. I like the idea of adding apple. This is pretty similar to my usual recipe although I recently tried something different. When we went to Belize this past November we were served coleslaw pretty often with meals. It was especially good. I decided to look for a Belizean recipe and the one I found and tried was excellent. It used olive oil and vinegar but no mayonnaise. I added a splash of cream along with the other ingredients and we all agreed it was really good. I'll blog the recipe one of these days.


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