Summertime Slaw

Contributed By: Parker


3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish


1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, oil, water, salt, pepper and, if desired, pepper flakes. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook 2 minutes longer or until sugar is dissolved. Cool to room temperature, stirring several times.
2. In a large salad bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, tomatoes, onion, peppers and pickle relish. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling Cook: 10 min. + chilling
YIELD: 12 servings.
A healthier alternative to Slaws using Mayo.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 138 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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