Tart 'n' Tangy Slaw Recipe | PBS Food

This is a slaw to please all of us who hate mayo-covered cabbage — a sweet and vinegary concoction that is cool, refreshing, and low calorie.


Yield: 4-6 servings

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  • 1 quart white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 lbs. white sugar
  • 1 head green cabbage shredded
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot peeled and shredded
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Kosher salt to taste


  1. In a pot combine the vinegar and sugar.
  2. Cook on low heat stirring occasionally until liquid becomes clear. When finished cool completely.
  3. In a bowl combine all slaw ingredients with the prepared slaw syrup.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and let stand for 2-3 hours, mixing occasionally.


Serving Suggestions: Alone or with anything. Beverage Suggestions: Sweet tea
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