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Colorful Summer Coleslaw

This crunchy coleslaw is also eye-catchingly colorful, making a heaping serving of it tempting on a hot summer day.

Real Simple MAY 2004

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 3 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 slivered yellow pepper
  • 1 pint halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, plus small bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar


In a colander, toss green cabbage, red cabbage and salt. Set aside for 1 hour. Squeeze the cabbage with paper towels to remove water; place in a bowl. Add 1 yellow pepper, grape tomatoes, basil and scallions. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss with mayonnaise and cider vinegar. Sprinkle with basil leaves.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 47mg
  • Calories: 123
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Carbohydrate: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Protein: 2mg
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 282mg

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Colorful Summer Coleslaw Recipe