Carolina Slaw

Onions and bell peppers in a slaw, with a little vinegar kick and a little sweetness. That’s why this Carolina slaw is so good. And celery seed. I love celery seed (celery seed is one of my favorite ingredients in my Fire Eater rub). I make slaws often, just about any time of the year. They usually keep longer than a green salad. To keep your slaw lasting longer only dress the amount of slaw you are serving for a meal. Keep your leftover dressing separate so your slaw ingredients don’t get soggy overnight.

Carolina SlawI ended up using some of this Carolina slaw to top some grilled Carolina hot dogs. Slaw on hot dogs (and pulled pork BBQ sandwiches) is almost a requirement. Love that crunch! And this slaw matches up perfectly with my Carolina chicken wings.

Carolina Slaw

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Author Mike


  • 1 small bag slaw mix 4-5 cups
  • 1 small bell pepper chopped
  • 1/2 medium sweet onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • Pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar


  • Combine the slaw mix, green pepper and onion in a large bowl.
  • Whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over the vegetables.
  • Toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Toss lightly before serving.

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