Harvey House Coleslaw

Harvey House Coleslaw

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 27 mins
  • Servings: 16
  • About This Recipe

    “This recipe has been handed down for generations. It’s sweet-tart-crisp and easy to make. Make it the day before you need it to let he flavors meld.”


  • 1largehead of cabbage
  • 2largeonions
  • 2carrots
  • 2teaspoonssugar
  • 1teaspooncelery seed
  • 1teaspoondry mustard
  • 1teaspoonsalt
  • 1cupwhite vinegar
  • 3/4 cupvegetable oil
  • Directions

  • Shred cabbage, onion, and carrots; mix well.
  • Layer cabbage mixture, sprinkling each layer with sugar in 13×9-inch glass dish.
  • Mix celery seed, dry mustard, salt, vinegar, and oil in sauce pan.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Pour over cabbage mixture.
  • Refrigerate for a day, stirring occasionally.
  • Reviews

  • “This was pretty good.I added a little bit more sugar to even out the vinegar for my fiance a bit.It’s a very good alternative to the usual coleslaw with a mayo based dressing.Thanks!”

  • “This is a fantastic coleslaw recipe!I used apple cider vinegar as a substitute for white- I don’t think I will ever try it any other way!When I poured the dressing over, I didn’t even stir, just stuck it straight in the fridge for a day.I then stirred it just before serving it… my dinner club people loved it.Thanks Inez!”

  • “I was going to submit this recipe – but looked it up in the data base before I did. My recipe is basically the same except mine has a cup of sugar – 2 tablespoons of which goes into the heated oil and vinegar. Mine is never stirred until the second day.Thename of the recipe comes from the cafes’ that were in the U.S. National Park Inn’s during the 50’s. – The Slaw was placed on the table to serve yourself – much in the same way cheese spread is today.”

  • “Great for a crowd! I needed coleslaw to feed a big crowd and this was perfect. I made a few minor changes to the vegetables though. I only used one onion and added 1 red bell pepper and 2 celery stalks (sliced with the food processor with the rest of the vegetables). I also eliminated the celery seed because I was out. Thanks MizzNezz for another keeper.”