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Memphis Slaw

A mixture of spices is the key to Memphis Slaw that's combined with mayo and tossed with coarsely chopped cabbage, green bell pepper, and diced red onion.

Southern Living JUNE 2013

  • Yield: Makes 8 cups
  • Hands-on:15 Minutes
  • Total:1 Hour, 15 Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 head cabbage (about 1 lb.)
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1 cup diced red onion


Whisk together brown sugar, kosher salt, paprika, dry mustard, oregano, freshly ground black pepper, granulated garlic, ground coriander, and onion powder in a bowl. Whisk in mayonnaise and vinegar until sugar dissolves. Cut cabbage into thick slices; cut slices crosswise. Fold cabbage, bell pepper, and red onion into mayonnaise mixture until coated. Let stand 1 hour before serving, tossing occasionally.


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