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Vinegar Coleslaw

This Vinegar Coleslaw is delicious, tangy, and wonderfully crisp. It's made with an apple cider vinegar base, so it packs a punch of flavor and pairs perfectly with all your rich grilled and smoked BBQ.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vinegar Coleslaw
Servings: 16 people
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Susie Bulloch (


  • 1 head green cabbage chopped
  • 1/2 head purple cabbage chopped
  • 2 cups carrots chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup green onions chopped (optional)

Vinegar Dressing

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes


  • Using a sharp knife, chop the green and red cabbage and combine in a large serving bowl.
  • In a smaller bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw vegetables just before serving and toss gently to combine.
  • This vinegar coleslaw is best eaten day-of (the cabbage will begin to go soggy after a while), but it will last 3-5 days in the refrigerator.



Calories: 30kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 320IU | Vitamin C: 17.8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.4mg