Polish Celery Seed Coleslaw Recipe with Cabbage and Carrots

Celery Seed Coleslaw

Polish Celery Seed Coleslaw Recipe with Cabbage and Carrots
Region / culture: Poland | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 6


Celery Seed Coleslaw
Celery Seed Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a classic side dish that is loved by many for its crunchy texture and tangy flavor. This recipe for Celery Seed Coleslaw adds a unique twist to the traditional dish by incorporating the subtle flavor of celery seeds.


Coleslaw has been a popular dish in the United States since the 18th century, with variations of the recipe being passed down through generations. The addition of celery seeds to coleslaw is a relatively modern twist that adds a depth of flavor to the dish.


How to prepare

  1. Mix the cabbage and carrot together.
  2. Thoroughly combine the sugar, vinegar, garlic salt, and celery seed.
  3. Pour the mixture over the cabbage.
  4. Mix everything together well.
  5. Chill the dish before serving.


  • Add chopped apples or raisins for a sweeter flavor.
  • Mix in some chopped nuts for added crunch.
  • Use red cabbage for a pop of color.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to thoroughly mix the dressing ingredients to ensure that the flavors are evenly distributed throughout the coleslaw.

- For a creamier coleslaw, you can add a dollop of mayonnaise to the dressing mixture.

- Adjust the amount of sugar and vinegar to suit your personal taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Serve Celery Seed Coleslaw as a side dish alongside grilled meats or sandwiches.

Cooking Techniques

Mixing the dressing ingredients thoroughly and allowing the coleslaw to chill before serving will help the flavors meld together.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can substitute white vinegar for cider vinegar if needed. Honey can also be used as a sweetener instead of sugar.

Make Ahead Tips

Celery Seed Coleslaw can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the coleslaw with a sprinkle of celery seeds or fresh parsley for a decorative touch.

Pairing Recommendations

This coleslaw pairs well with barbecue dishes, fried chicken, or pulled pork sandwiches.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To reheat, simply allow the coleslaw to come to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Celery Seed Coleslaw contains approximately 120 calories.


Each serving of Celery Seed Coleslaw contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates.


This coleslaw recipe is low in fat, with only a small amount coming from the cabbage and carrots.


There is minimal protein in this dish, with most of the calories coming from carbohydrates.

Vitamins and minerals

Cabbage and carrots are both rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium.


This recipe does not contain any common allergens such as nuts, dairy, or gluten.


Celery Seed Coleslaw is a low-calorie, low-fat side dish that is rich in vitamins and minerals.


Celery Seed Coleslaw is a refreshing and flavorful side dish that is perfect for summer barbecues or picnics. The addition of celery seeds adds a unique twist to the classic coleslaw recipe, making it a standout dish on any table.

How did I get this recipe?

I can still recall the sense of amazement I felt when I first saw this recipe for Celery Seed Coleslaw. It was many years ago, back when I was just a young girl living in the countryside. My grandmother was known for her delicious home-cooked meals, and I loved spending time in the kitchen with her, watching and learning as she whipped up one tasty dish after another.

One summer day, while we were preparing for a family picnic, my grandmother pulled out a faded and tattered recipe card from her old recipe box. The card was labeled "Celery Seed Coleslaw" in her elegant handwriting, and as she read through the ingredients and instructions, I could see the excitement in her eyes.

"This is a family recipe that has been passed down for generations," she explained to me. "It's a simple dish, but the flavors are so unique and delicious. You'll see."

I watched intently as she chopped up the cabbage and carrots, mixed together the mayonnaise and vinegar, and sprinkled in the celery seeds. The aroma that filled the kitchen was unlike anything I had ever smelled before - fresh, tangy, and slightly sweet.

As we sat down to enjoy our picnic later that day, I took my first bite of the Celery Seed Coleslaw and was instantly hooked. The crunchy cabbage and carrots, combined with the creamy dressing and the unexpected burst of flavor from the celery seeds, created a perfect balance of textures and tastes.

From that moment on, I knew that I had to learn how to make this dish myself. I begged my grandmother to teach me her secrets, and she gladly agreed.

Over the years, I watched as my grandmother made Celery Seed Coleslaw countless times, each time tweaking the recipe slightly to suit her preferences. Sometimes she would add a little more vinegar for extra tang, or a dash of sugar to balance out the flavors. She always told me that cooking was an art, and that it was important to experiment and make the recipe your own.

As I grew older and started my own family, I continued to make Celery Seed Coleslaw for picnics, barbecues, and family gatherings. It became a staple dish in our household, loved by everyone who tried it.

I shared the recipe with friends and neighbors, and soon it became a well-known favorite in our community. People would often ask me for the recipe, and I would happily pass it along, just as my grandmother had done for me.

Through the simple act of cooking and sharing this dish, I felt connected to my grandmother and the generations of women who came before me. I could almost imagine them standing beside me in the kitchen, offering guidance and support as I stirred the dressing and chopped the vegetables.

As I look back on those memories now, I realize how much I have learned from my grandmother and her love of cooking. She taught me not only how to make delicious meals, but also the importance of sharing those meals with others and creating lasting memories around the dinner table.

So whenever I make Celery Seed Coleslaw now, I do so with a sense of gratitude and appreciation for all that my grandmother taught me. And as I watch my own children enjoy this dish, I know that the tradition will continue for generations to come.


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