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Summer's Best Slaw

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Summers Best Slaw

This is the perfect coleslaw recipe to bring to a family shindig or backyard bash, 'cause it goes along with everything! Summer's Best Slaw features the delicious combo of a sweet and savory dressing and crunchy, flavorful summer peppers.

What You'll Need

  • 1 (16-ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

What to Do

  1. In a large bowl, combine coleslaw mix, celery, bell peppers, and jalapeno pepper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together Italian dressing and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved; pour over coleslaw mixture, tossing to coat completely.


  • Pair this coleslaw recipe with our Bacon-Barbecue Joes or our Barbecued Short Ribs for the coolest cookout of the season!
  • Summer and slaw seems to go hand-in-hand, so if you're looking for more ways to prepare it, check out our collection of easy coleslaw recipes.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 94
  • Calories from Fat 60
  • Total Fat 6.7g 10 %
  • Saturated Fat 1.1g 5 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 0.8g 2 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 0.0mg 0 %
  • Sodium 254mg 11 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 8.8g 3 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5 %
  • Sugars 5.0g 0 %

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I served this last week at a neighborhood barbeque, and people really liked it! I love the jalapeno in it for a little bit of kick. The salt in the dressing helps the cabbage to wilt just a little bit and it soaks up all that flavor. I used a zesty Italian variety. It is a nice alternative to the sweeter, creamy slaws that I've had before.

Glad to hear it was a hit at the barbecue! :)

My husband said it was the best coleslaw EVER!

Sounds delicious! have been making a somewhat similar coleslaw for years. I am going to make this for a potluck Saturday. I have used the Splenda brown sugar with great results. No one knew the difference. Will be using it in this recipe as well. Love Mr. food and look forward to the daily emails.

The Firecracker Slaw has been a big hit for me. Made it twice in one week for two different events. That is saying something for me. Since I am the girl that couldn't boil water (Smile)

Concerned about sugar?? Use low fat or sugar-free dressing, and no-sugar brown sugar....YUMMY!! The longer you let the flavors "marry", the better, too!

I am a diabetic so thank you for this hint. Love it.

Hi I've just been diagnose diabetic ,was wondering if you could let me know where you find that no sugar brown sugar? Thank You.

Splenda makes a product that is a brown sugar substitute. We have not tried it in the Test Kitchen, so we can not guarantee the results. Thank you!

Sugar Free Dressings are one of the worst things for you to eat!! Like diet soda


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