LC_Classic Coleslaw

DARColonial, Vegie Salads


1 medium cabbage - (abt 1 1/2 lbs), halved, cored

1 each carrots

1 cup mayonnaise

2 Tbs white vinegar

1/4 cup sugar substitute

1/4 tsp celery seed

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt


Patriot: Pettit Baxter
Location: New Netherlands [New York]
Time Period: 1732-1809
While the Dutch period of New Netherlands lasted officially only from 1609 to 1664, the Dutch influence, particularly in terms of food, persists to this day. Cookies, pancakes, waffles, wafers, donuts, pretzels, and coleslaw are some of the dishes that were brought to America by the Dutch colonists. The origin of this cabbage salad is, apparently, completely forgotten, yet the name comes from the Dutch kool, for cabbage, and sla, for slaw or salad.


Cut cabbage halves in half and thinly slice. Transfer to a large bowl. Coarsely grate carrots into cabbage and mix well.

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, white vinegar, sugar substitute, celery, and salt. Pour dressing over vegetables. Mix until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving for flavors to blend.

This recipe yields 8 servings.

Carbohydrates: 8 grams
Net Carbs: 5.5 grams
Fiber: 2.5 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Fat: 19.5 grams
Calories: 211