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Southern Coleslaw

Southern Coleslaw

This a great go-to coleslaw recipe. The heat from the cayenne and the crunch from the nuts set this dish apart.

  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: About 8 servings


  • Three-fourths cup plain yogurt
  • One-fourth cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • One-fourth cup apple cider vinegar
  • One-half cup finely chopped red onion or sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • One-half teaspoon cayenne
  • One-half teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 cups finely shredded green cabbage
  • 4 cups finely shredded red cabbage
  • 2 cups finely shredded spinach
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • One-half cup finely chopped parsley
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts or pecans


  • In a blender or food processor, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, oil, vinegar and onion. Puree until smooth. Add the celery seed, black pepper, cayenne, salt and sugar and pulse a couple of times to blend. In a large salad bowl, combine the slaw ingredients. Add the dressing and mix well. Chill. Just before serving, sprinkle in the peanuts or pecans.

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