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Pepper Cabbage

Pepper Cabbage 8.000

Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post

May 14, 2014

This is a common salad on the Pennsylvania Dutch table. There are many variations, but it is, as the name suggests, cabbage and peppers.

If you use a food processor, the dish takes minutes to prep. Be sure to pulse, being careful not to over-process the cabbage.

Make Ahead: The slaw needs 1 or 2 days' refrigeration to meld the flavors. It can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

8 - 10

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Tested size: 8-10 servings; makes 4 to 5 cups

  • 1 head green cabbage (about 1 pound), cored and finely chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 cup cool water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


Finely chop the cabbage and green bell pepper, then combine them in a container with a tight-fitting lid. Add the black pepper and celery seed.

Whisk together the water, vinegar, sugar and salt in a liquid measuring cup so the sugar and salt are dissolved, then pour over the cabbage-pepper mixture. Toss gently to thoroughly combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least a few hours, and preferably 1 to 2 days, before serving.

Serve chilled.

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From Oakton resident Tim Artz.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 10): 40

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 250mg 10%

Total Carbohydrates: 10g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%

Sugar: 8g

Protein: 1g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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