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Creamy, with a hint of sweetness, offset by tangy cider vinegar and the fresh taste of celery seeds, this crunchy coleslaw is an old family favorite at my house!

creamy celery seed cole slaw with 4th of july decorations

This recipe is actually one that I’ve been eating since I was a youngster in Pennsylvania. My mom would make up a batch with no recipe, just add the dressing ingredients and tasting as she went along.

jar of miracle whip salad dressingIt gets a little sweetness from Miracle Whip Salad Dressing, but it’s cut by the tangy cider vinegar, red onion strips and fresh celery seeds.

I grew up with a jar of Miracle Whip tucked into the refrigerator door on any given day.  It went on most of my sandwiches, in our deviled egg recipe, and probably a few other things that I didn’t even realize. 

I’m not going to argue the point, but mayonnaise is not a substitute for Miracle Whip.  That’s why they’re two different products in the first place.  Mayonnaise is a creamy, eggy mixture that lends a subtle, but distinguishable flavor to dishes.

Miracle Whip, on the other hand, is much sweeter and has a bit of paprika that rounds out the brand’s distinct sweet deviled eggsflavor profile.

I’ve found through the years that many people either hate or love Miracle Whip.  It probably boils down to whether you’ve ever eaten it in your life.  Many of my friends had never heard of it before sharing meals with me!

Either way, this recipe calls for the distinct flavors of Miracle Whip.  You should really just purchase the smallest size so you can try this fabulous recipe for Creamy Celery Seed Cole Slaw.  Then you can use the rest of the jar making my Sweet Deviled Eggs, which are also featured in this article!

 

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creamy celery seed cole slaw

Creamy Celery Seed Coleslaw

Yield: 10 - 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Creamy, with a hint of sweetness, offset by tangy cider vinegar and the fresh taste of celery seeds, this crunchy coleslaw is an old family favorite at my house!

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup red onion, sliced thin
  • 3/4 cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing (mayo is not sweet enough for this recipe)
  • 2 tsp. cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. celery seeds, extra for garnishing
  • 1/4 tsp. fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and stir well.
  2. Place cabbage and red onion in a large bowl, add dressing a little at a time and stir well to coat vegetables completely. (you may not need all the dressing)
  3. Garnish with celery seeds.
  4. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving.

Notes

DON'T ADD DRESSING ANY EARLIER THAN ONE HOUR BEFORE SERVING, AS THE CABBAGE WILL GO LIMP. KEEP VEGETABLES IN A LARGE ZIPLOC UNTIL READY TO COMBINE WITH DRESSING.

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