Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe was given to me by my neighbour's Ukranian friend who told me to try it out. I made it for my son's baptism and I didn't think it would be a hit , but it went before I knew it! An unusual twist to boring coleslaw!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Shred the cabbage as finely as possible (I chop it into VERY thin strips).
  2. It should measure about 10 cups.
  3. Place in a large bowl.
  4. Thinly shred the onions and add to the cabbage.
  5. Add 1/3 of the sugar and salt and mix well.
  6. Let stand while cooking the dressing.
  7. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan and boil hard for 5 minutes.
  8. Immediately pour over the cabbage and stir very well.
  9. Refrigerate at LEAST one day (two or three days is preferable).
  10. This salad keeps well for about a week.


Most Helpful

This is great! Not the same ole boring slaw. I did add a little shaved carrot for color and doubled the mustard(hubby loves mustard). One important note..While boiling the sauce, after about 2 min the vapors kind of burn your eyes and nostrils, so make sure the hood fan is on above your stove and stand back a little.

TammieV April 02, 2003

Felt like I was back in Kiev!

sniktar February 16, 2007

Oh my! This is fantastic! I am used to having coleslaw that is mayo based and I don't even like mayo. So, I was excited to try this. After I added the dressing I tasted it and it seemed a bit too sweet. I was thinking 3-4 stars. I put it in the fridge for a couple of hours, tasted again and thought - definitely 4 stars. By the time I brought it out for dinner the next evening, I tasted it and it is a 5 star recipe all the way! Wonderful! BF and I both enjoyed it with our sloppy joes. (Oh, yeah, I also added some finely diced carrot simply for color. Other than that, followed to a T.) Thanks!!!!

Jill77 August 07, 2003

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