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Coleslaw With Napa Cabbage

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Coleslaw is a perfect complement to grilled meats, especially beef.  Coleslaw is an old Dutch cabbage salad that is normally served with a vinaigrette and maynaisse.  I've taken the liberty to replace vinaigrette with sour cream, add raisins, shredded Vidalia onion and carrots.  Served cold, it's wonderfully crunchy and flavor filled.

This coleslaw with napa cabbage is quick and easy to make--and it can even be made ahead.  

About Napa Cabbage

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Napa Cabbage is also called Chinese cabbage from where the variety originated.  Leaves are oblong with curly edges and are a very light yellowish green in color.  It has a sweeter flavor than green cabbage and the leaves are softer.  It's delicious raw or cooked.  When shredded, its leafs offer a fluffy, light texture.  

In this recipe, if you can't find napa cabbage, you can of course substitute it with a green cabbage.


See how easy this coleslaw is to make:

The Recipe

coleslaw, slaw, salad, cabbage salad, napa cabbage
salad, side dish, vegetable
side dish
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Coleslaw With Napa Cabbage

prep time: 20 minscook time: total time: 20 mins

Coleslaw is a perfect complement to grilled meats, especially beef. Normally served with a vinaigrette and mayonaisse, this version replaces the vinaigrette with sour cream. Raisins, shredded Vidalia onion and carrots are added. Served cold, it's wonderfully crunchy, flavor filled, and healthy.


  • 1/2 Napa Cabbage head, shredded
  • 1/4 red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 Vidalia or sweet onion, shredded
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • Zest from 1/2 of a lemon
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients.
  2. Chill for 30 minutes or more


If you only have a sharp knife versus a tool to shred some of the ingredients, just be sure to slice as thin as possible.
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Estimated nutritional value for coleslaw. 
Does not include salt and lemon zest.




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