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

Yield: 50

Prep Time:20 minutes

5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
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 Carolina Red Slaw Recipe, complements of the famed Okie Dokies Smokehouse in Asheville, North Carolina. The absolute BEST red slaw recipe in the south!


  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2-3 green cabbages (5 pounds total)


  1. Chop the cabbage into thin strips and place in a large bowl.
  2. 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.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 50, Serving Size: 50

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 34 Calories
  • Total Fat: 0.1g
  • Sodium: 205mg
  • Carbohydrates: 8.5g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sugar: 7.1g
  • Protein: 0.7g
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5 comments on “Carolina Red Slaw

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  2. Wandayposted June 18, 2017 at 12:35 pm Reply

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

  3. Mary Pisarkiewiczposted June 20, 2017 at 3:05 pm Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  4. Vanposted June 24, 2017 at 12:08 pm Reply

    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. Baltisraulposted February 25, 2018 at 9:34 am Reply

    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!!

    Rating: 5