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Coleslaw with Italian dressing made with red and green cabbage in a bowl

Coleslaw with Italian Dressing

Author: Louisa Clements
4.6 from 5 votes
Make a simple coleslaw at home with an Italian-inspired vinegar dressing with herbs and no mayonnaise.
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 minute
Cooling time30 minutes
Total: 41 minutes
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Servings: 6


  • 1 whole cabbage, shredded
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste


  • In a saucepan, bring olive oil, cider vinegar, sugar, garlic, basil, salt and pepper to a boil. Boil for 30 seconds and remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly.
  • Pour warm dressing over cabbage, and toss to coat. Allow to stand until salad is cool. When cooled, cover and place in refrigerator to chill. When ready to serve, stir to mix cabbage.


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