Sunflower Seed Coleslaw

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I know...strange name, but the sunflower seeds add that "something" that it needs...good with bbq and fixins and also fish...cook time is chill time...recipe is from a friend, similar to the Atkin's 'stuff'...I do not like slaw, except for KY Fried Chicken's, and I like this

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, combine slaw mix (cabbage) and onion.
  2. In small bowl, mix sour cream, mayonnaise, tarragon, vinegar, and sugar.
  3. Add salt and pepper.
  4. (to taste) Add dressing to cabbage mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Add sunflower seeds and toss again.
  6. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.
  7. Serve chilled or at room temperature.
  8. ~Maybe made up to 1 day ahead.


Most Helpful

A terrific spin on coleslaw! I really liked the dressing & the sunflower seeds in this salad. I chopped the cabbage by hand and grated 1 carrot. I liked that the dressing didn't get "runny" during the chill time. A recipe I will use again. Thanks kdp!!!

Susie D September 23, 2005

Fabulous coleslaw, and this is from someone who does NOT like coleslaw. My dh and friends do, so I was making this for a potluck, I was stunned at how good it was, and how fresh-tasting it was, too. I substituted lowfat sour cream and mayo, but other than that, made it exactly as written. The tarragon adding a very subtle, sophisticated flavor, and the crunch & salt of the sunflower seeds was perfect for texture. I would consider using different toasted nuts (hmmm, pine nuts or walnuts, maybe), and for those who are averse to tarragon, maybe consider chipotle or wasabi gourmet mayo with fresh cilantro (for the chipotle) or parsley (for wasabi)? I would think you could tinker around with it if you like (maybe using broccoli coleslaw or other gourmet coleslaw mixes?), but it's really, really, really fabulous as is.

Lizzie-Babette July 27, 2005

I really liked the nutty flavor that the sunflower seeds added, and I thought the balsamic vinegar contributed to the uniqueness of this slaw as well. Thank you for suggesting coleslaw blend - it makes it so much easier, and putting the rest of the ingredients together took no time at all. I used Splenda instead of sugar.

evewitch June 20, 2004

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