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Carolina Red Slaw

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When you hear the term red slaw, you might be tempted to think of red cabbage or even beets.

However, Carolina Red Slaw isn’t red because of the cabbage, or any other red vegetable. It’s tinted red due to the addition of ketchup!

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Don’t knock it ’til you try it. This traditional southern slaw is bright, crunchy and absolutely irresistible.

Today’s Carolina Red Slaw Recipe is complements of our friends over at Okie Dokies Smokehouse in Swannanoa, North Carolina. Thanks guys!

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It’s the perfect complement to southern barbecue.

Make sure to try their amazing Jalapeno Hushpuppies Recipe as well.

Carolina Red Slaw Recipe

Carolina Red Slaw Recipe
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Carolina Red Slaw

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
 Carolina Red Slaw Recipe, complements of the famed Okie Dokies Smokehouse in Asheville, North Carolina. The absolute BEST red slaw recipe in the south!
Servings: 50



  • Chop the cabbage into thin strips and place in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl mix the rest of the ingredients until smooth. Pour over the cabbage and mix well. Allow the red slaw to sit in the fridge for several hours.


Serving: 8ounces, Calories: 33kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 0g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 188mg, Potassium: 87mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 90IU, Vitamin C: 13.6mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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7 comments on “Carolina Red Slaw”

  1. Sounds interesting but can you use something other than ketchup which is typically made with sugar. How about a home made tomato paste or simply cooked tomatoes with some herbs/salt/pepper. The recipe already calls for vinegar.

  2. I have had this a few times in TX ….. My wife does not like ketchup AT ALL but , she loves this slaw !!! So easy to make

  3. I did a couple tweaks you might enjoy. I used 1/2 ketchup and 1/2 BBQ sauce and 1/2 tarragon vinegar and 1/2 apple cider vinegar. For us the tarragon addition is a game changer!!

  4. First time I have heard of red slaw being with ketchup. Every since I been in NC all red slaw has been with BBQ sauce. This is different for sure.

  5. Yum! I live for coleslaw in the Summer so will definitely be trying this fun new take. 

  6. Sitting here, reading, shaking head “i don’t know about this” ha ha

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