Creamy New York Deli Coleslaw

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

You may sustitute celery seeds for the caraway seeds if you like. Adapted from The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, that I just got for my birthday!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss the cabbage with 1 teaspoons salt and let sit in a colander for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, toast the caraway seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  3. Rinse the cabbage and pat dry with paper towels.
  4. Whisk the toasted caraway seeds, mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoons pepper together in a large bowl.
  5. Add the cabbage, carrots, and onion and toss.
  6. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
  8. Note:.
  9. The coleslaw can be prepared, covered and chilled a day in advance. Before serving, freshen the salad with a spoon of mayonnaise and a dash of vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Most Helpful

This is a GREAT standard slaw recipe! I always add celery seed to my slaws- i think it is the secret ingredient to a fabulous slaw! To make it healthier I add some fat free greek yogurt and Walden's mayo in place of the regular mayo.

angiebroyles November 12, 2015

Loved this coleslaw -- used both red and green cabbage -- so pretty -- I skipped the mustard but used 1 tsp mustard seeds (toasted until they popped with the caraway seed). Also used Miracle Whip (Light) instead of the mayo. Thanks for sharing this keeper!

ellie_ May 15, 2010

Delish!!-I made sort of 1/2 batch...had about 8 cups of all green used the eyeballs to grate carrot and onion with "microplane" zester...used a homemade vegan-mayo-ishy with all the rest of the suggested mix-ins, including the fabulous caraway seeds (LOVE-YUM! )...I made it to go with mr. free-free's left-over corned beef from St Patrick's Day :) and as a prelude for a batch of ;)cultured cabbage;) I am working on...(the first hour is the same prep)- HUGE HIT!! :) Thanks again Sharon!

free-free March 20, 2009

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