Luby's Cafeteria's Spanish Cole Slaw

"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)."
Luby's Cafeteria's Spanish Cole Slaw created by Suzanne.shoukfeh
Ready In:
2hrs 20mins



  • In a large bowl, combine cabbage, pickles, green bell pepper, parsley, green onions, carrots and red pepper.
  • For dressing, combine water, pickle juice, vinegar, sugar, oil, salt and pepper.
  • Whisk until well blended.
  • Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss lightly to coat evenly.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, tossing lightly serveral times.
  • ~NOTE~To shredded cabbage the Luby's way (for slaw that is easy to eat) cut cabbage in half lengthwise and remove core.
  • Cut crosswise into 1/8-inch slices into 2-inch lengths.
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  1. Sherry F.
    I made this tonight, but I was tired and accidentally left out the sugar. I loved it anyway. My husband liked it too except for the green peppers. Next time I’ll leave out the sugar and green peppers. I’ll just put in more dill pickles to make up for it! I did use preshredded packaged slaw with the carrots already in it along with a little shredded red cabbage. The package was 14 ounces, so I halved all the other ingredients. Oh yes, I also used white wine vinegar, and it was fine. Thank you for posting this recipe. I have always loved this slaw at Luby’s, but they rarely have it anymore.
  2. Suzanne.shoukfeh
    Luby's Cafeteria's Spanish Cole Slaw Created by Suzanne.shoukfeh
  3. Suzanne.shoukfeh
    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!
  4. Mustang Sally 54269
    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.
  5. locovore
    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.

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