Fresh Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Cole Slaw

Fresh Poppyseed Viniagrette Cole Slaw

If you are looking for a fresh, bright, colorful, crunchy salad, I hope you will give my favorite version of cabbage slaw or cole slaw a try.

I so prefer a bright, light vinaigrette on my cole slaw to the heavier mayonnaise-based version.  How about you?

Fresh Poppyseed Viniagrette Cole Slaw 2

This salad goes well with so many Spring and Summertime meals (and if you live in or near Pittsburgh like me – you can even use it as as an addition to your actual cheese steak or burger like our famous Primanti’s Brothers does!)

I made this last night as our salad with a kielbasa potato skillet hash and steamed broccoli, and we all had seconds!

Here’s my recipe if you’d like to give it a try.

Fresh Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Cole Slaw

Ingredients:Fresh Poppyseed Viniagrette Cole Slaw 2

  • 4 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 3 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2  tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 large head or 1 small head (approx. 4 cups) shredded green cabbage
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 2 stalks of celery,  minced
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red, yellow, or orange peppers

Whisk vinegar,  oil, sugar, dry mustard, poppy seeds, black pepper, salt, and hot pepper sauce in a bowl, stirring until sugar has dissolved.

Mix cabbage and vegetables in a large salad bowl and pour dressing over slaw. Stir to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.


Cheers & Hugs,

44 thoughts on “Fresh Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Cole Slaw

  1. I know my husband would like this so I’m adding it to my coleslaw repertoire. I’ll probably add in raisins and nuts. 🙂 I started putting those ingredients in coleslaw several years ago, and I can’t seem to make it now without them. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m definitely going to fix this.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I thought about adding slivered almonds in it. I would love that, but my hubby and son are not so much the nut fans in salads. I’m ALL about the raisins and nuts, but then I’d have to eat it all. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. BTW… I couldn’t get the “Print” button to work. I did a copy-and-paste, so I have the recipe, but I thought I’d let you know. I’ve never included a “Print” button on a post, so I don’t know how it’s supposed to work.

    Liked by 1 person

    • darn – wonder why it didn’t work for you – it works for me when I try it…. Hmmm. I hope someone else will try to let me know. I’m glad you found a “work-around” 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I hope to give this a try tonight as we are having potatoes with turkey kielbasa sausage. Do you think it would work with red cabbage? Sometimes I like to put celery seed in my coleslaw but I like your idea of poppy seeds. Thanks for the recipe, Jodi! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Pingback: a NEW taste Tuesday | Explore Newness

I love hearing from you - hope you'll drop me a line

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s