Tasty Tuesday – Colorful Cole Slaw for Labor Day

Hey it’s Jet here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our twenty-first participating post!

When Mom lived up north, (N.J.), Labor Day meant the last gathering before school began.  Here in the tropics, school begins mid-August (and already closed yesterday for Mr. Tropical Storm Isaac.)  Mom thought you might enjoy a recipe that travels well for BBQs, picnics, beach day or grilling at home.  She originally selected this dish for her Diabetic Support Group at UMiami Med School earlier this month.  Mom substituted stevia for Splenda, as she is NOT A FAN of that Splenda stuff.

As her faithful Kitchen K9s, we helped with QC (quality control) for the carrots, celery and red pepper.  Mom gave us the teensiest tidbit of cabbage as Little Miss “Not So Dainty about Passing Wind” already has enough fuel in the system if you know what I mean.

Colorful Cole Slaw


  • 1 cup green cabbage, finely chopped (Mom used the shred disc in her food processor since she tripled the recipe for class.)
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, finely chopped (Mom used the shred disc in her food processor since she tripled the recipe for class.)
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp Splenda (Mom used the stevia equivalent, you can use sugar, agave, or sweetener of choice.)
  • 1/4 cup Smart Balance Omega oil (Mom used Olive oil.)


  • Combine the vegetables in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the vinegar, water, Splenda, and oil.
  • Then toss together and chill before serving. (Since the participants assembled the dish in class, they did not chill the cole slaw; no one seemed to mind.)

Another great colorful cole slaw day.

Pawnote:  Wishing those in Isaac’s path safe passage through the storm.


26 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – Colorful Cole Slaw for Labor Day

  1. hey Jett,

    My human loves coleslaw and thanks your mom for posting such a yummy recipe. :->

    There are some States, like the Midwest, where school starts in mid- to late-August, and then ends in mid- to late-May. Funny how there are so many different school schedules.

    My human eats only real sugar as well, so no Splenda or other chemical sugars. Nature knows best.


    • Hey Suka, Jet here. HI Miss K.

      Most welcome, glad your human will enjoy the recipe. 🙂

      Here, here… Mom believes the same, nature knows best!

      Yes, the school calendar fluctuates… Mom says it’s because of our agrarian (vocab building project VBP) history!

  2. Jetty, my Hubby’s aunt used to make cole slaw and Hubby has never found one that (in his opinion) comes close. I wouldn’t even attempt to make a traditional cole slaw, but I have found one that is delicious and healthy and he’ll eat it.

    You need a head of cabbage, about one cup of craisins, one cup of chopped walnuts, 2 gloves of garlic and some olive oil. Mince the garlic and mix it together with the chopped walnuts and a generous bit of olive oil. Put them in your oven or toaster oven and toast them for a bit. Then mix the walnut mixture, the cole slaw and the craisins all together. Add more oil if needed. 🙂

  3. now that one’s going into Mom’s shopping list for this weekend! Our god-daughter is coming for a few days, and they are all going to a 49’er game THursday night, it is an exhibition game, but friends gave Dad and Mom 4 tickets, 10 rows back from the Niner’s bench at the 50 yard line!! woot woot! paw pats, Savvy

    • Hey Savvy, Jetty here. Hi Miss Linda.

      Sorry for the bbbbiiiiggg delay, we’re swamped with comments and knew you would understand. 🙂 Sending Jetty kisses and JJ hugs for your understanding.

      Whoo hoo, football? We love sports here as you know (minus that baseball stuff, although… Mom said it’s ok live). If you feel comfortable, take a picture and place it on Mom’s Kitchen Counselor FB page. 🙂 Savvy, miss ya… more soon.

  4. Mama say that looks so good! Got a question. She thinking up a recipe for me a meal with catfish nuggets an wondering if plain cole slaw from the grocery would be a good addition? Like would it hold up when cooked?

    • Hey Kirby, Jet here.

      hmmm… Cabbage wilts a bit upon cooking and the other veggies would soften as well, not bad, just different. Please warn Mom, too much cabbage may cause … uh… ummmm… flatulence…

  5. Hi sweet Jetty – WOW Labor day already – summer sure went fast! jacob goes back to school tomorrow – so I;m up super duper early from now on! This is a yummy recipe – I love cole slaw – glad you and JJ got some tidbits – you made me laugh about JJ and her gas issues!!

    sending end of summer goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel xoxoxo

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Sorry we’re so behind in comments… is your house ok?

      Hope Jacob’s first day is pawesome.

      Knew you would enjoy the recipe!!!

      Sending lots of miss u Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley xoxoxoxo

    • Hey Au and crew, Jet here. Hi Miss Ellen.

      Mom says she enjoys colorful (naturally colorful that is) dishes. Since the furfamily is mostly colorblind, I will have to take Mom’s word for it.

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