Luby's Cafeteria's Spanish Cole Slaw

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This recipe comes from the Luby's Cafeteria 50th Anniversary Cookbook. The crisp colors and tangy dill dressing make this one-of-a-kind slaw a hit! --Note-- refrigeration time is noted as cooking time (2 hours).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, pickles, green bell pepper, parsley, green onions, carrots and red pepper.
  2. For dressing, combine water, pickle juice, vinegar, sugar, oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Whisk until well blended.
  4. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss lightly to coat evenly.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, tossing lightly serveral times.
  6. ~NOTE~To shredded cabbage the Luby's way (for slaw that is easy to eat) cut cabbage in half lengthwise and remove core.
  7. Cut crosswise into 1/8-inch slices into 2-inch lengths.


Most Helpful

This is great! I wouldn't change anything, it tastes just like the lubys salad. I've been craving it for so long and they took it off their menu. So happy I found this!

Suzanne.shoukfeh July 21, 2013

Definate 5 star one for us. Loved the combination & addition of the pickles, peppers & pimentos. My DH isn't real crazy about cabbage, however, he really enjoys this dish. Awesome recipe, thanks for sharing.

Mustang Sally 54269 March 30, 2012

For a potluck or barbeque can't do better. My favorite cole slaw. Luby's generally does excellet cafeteria food and this is one of their best. Dozens of people have asked for the recipe and it really can be prepared a day ahead. My wife who usually does not like cole slaw loves this one. Quick to make with a food processor slicer.

locovore March 24, 2011

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