Sweet and Sour Coleslaw ala Nita Recipe

Step 1

Remove outside leaves from cabbage if they are wilted and discard them.

Step 2

Cut cabbage in half and then in quarters. Cut away the core and discard it. Shred remaining cabbage and place it in a colander.

Step 3

Rinse it with cold water and drain well. Place cabbage in a bowl and sprinkle it with about 1/3 cup table salt and stir the salt in well. Place some ice cubes on top of it. Cover and refrigerate several hours or as long as possible.

Step 4

When ready to assemble the slaw, remove cabbage from refrigerator. Discard ice cubes. Thoroughly rinse cabbage in colander with cold water and drain it well.

Step 5

Mix rest of ingredients together and combine with the cabbage in a serving bowl. Add peanuts and toss. Serve and enjoy!

Nita Holleman, 2003

If you use this on a website or in a cookbook, please give me credit. This is my original recipe.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 medium head cabbage, shredded
  • table salt
  • 1/2cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2tsp mild French's Prepared Mustard
  • 1/3cup SWEET Chopped Pickles, drained well
  • 2tbsp chopped pimento, drained well
  • 1/2tsp table salt
  • 1/8to 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4tsp celery salt
  • 1/4tsp celery seed (optional)
  • 1/4tsp onion powder or Onion Magic -- A Gaylord Hauser product available at some supermarkets
  • 1/4cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2cup salted Cocktail Peanuts

About this Author

Nita an iChef.com member who donated this recipe.