Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

Great change from mayo-based slaws! I use a bag of pre-shredded broccoli slaw that includes shredded broccoli stalks, carrots, and red cabbage. But I bet the marinade would be great for a cabbage slaw, too. This gains flavor as it sits--best after a day in the refrigerator, but still good with a few hours to chill. Time does not include chilling. I estimated six servings. Its probably several more than that, but *some* of us had rather large portions.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Empty the bag of shredded veggies into a very large mixing bowl (or Tupperware container, if you're brave enough to simply cap and shake to distribute the marinade).
  2. In a small sauce pan, combine the vinegar, salt, garlic powder, pepper (if desired), brown sugar, soy sauce, and mustard. Cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the sugar and oil, stirring or whisking to dissolve. (I probably use a bit less than 2/3 cup of vegetable oil--maybe 2/3 cup minus 3 TB? If it tastes a bit strong or you need to stretch the marinade a bit further, use the full amount.).
  4. Allow the marinade to cool, then pour over the veggies and mix thoroughly.
  5. Refrigerate and enjoy!
Most Helpful

Love the taste of this marinade and it works so well with the broccoli slaw!! I halved the sauce when I made it the second time because it was a little too "saucy" for us the first time. I also added peanuts (1/4 cup), sunflower seeds (2 T.), and slivered almonds (2 T.)--an idea I got from a salad I saw at a grocer in town. Overall great recipe...thanks for sharing!!

nkoprince08 October 23, 2012

I have been looking for a marinade for red cabbage salad...this is fantastic! Just toss with sliced cabbage and refrigerate overnite. I messed up and put all of the ingredients in a saucepan and then read again about adding the oil & sugar after the other ingredients came to a boil. I let it all come to a boil, used my hand blender to emulsify and it was perfect.

GourmetGrandma August 25, 2013

FaNTASTIC! I was not sure how much is 1 bag of broccoli slaw, but I used 1 lb sliced raw broccoli, seemed to be about right for the marinade.

rosslare February 09, 2013