PA Dutch Pepper Cabbage for #SundaySupper

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Summer is just around the corner and picnic season is officially here. Our Sunday Supper group is throwing a picnic and you all are invited!

Our host this week is Katy from Happy Baking Days . Thanks Katy!

I chose a traditional PA Dutch Pepper Cabbage to bring to our picnic. You can make this fast and easy make-ahead Pepper Cabbage with just a few simple ingredients. The sweet-sour combo is so refreshing on a hot day! This side dish holds up well at picnics since it has no dairy items to worry about. Mix it up a little with red, green or yellow peppers!

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PA Dutch Pepper Cabbage


  • 4 cups cabbage, shredded or finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced peppers, red or green
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Add all the vegetables together in a large bowl, stir to mix.

Dissolve sugar in vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Mix vegetables and dressing together. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours.

Stir to recoat all the vegetables. Remove salad to a serving bowl with a slotted spoon; reserve the dressing to use to refresh salad or for serving on the side.

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PA Dutch Pepper Cabbage for #SundaySupper
  • ■4 cups cabbage, shredded or finely chopped
  • ■1/2 cup diced peppers, red or green
  • ■1/2 cup celery, diced
  • ■1/2 cup sugar
  • ■3/4 cup white vinegar
  • ■Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add all the vegetables together in a large bowl, stir to mix.
  2. Dissolve sugar in vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Mix vegetables and dressing together. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Stir to recoat all the vegetables. Remove salad to a serving bowl with a slotted spoon; reserve the dressing to use to refresh salad or for serving on the side.

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53 Responses to PA Dutch Pepper Cabbage for #SundaySupper

  1. Katy says:

    What a delicious, simple salad – perfect for a picnic :)
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  8. Renee says:

    Really great for picnics since it doesn’t have mayo and won’t spoil without refrigeration. Nice crunch too.
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  9. Katie says:

    Mmm – cabbage and peppers are some of my favorite veggies to enjoy! I definitely need to try this recipe out!
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  10. What a yummy and healthy recipe to bring on any picnic!! Love it!! :) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. This is exactly how I want my slaw! Delish!
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  14. Yes! Simple is always good!
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  16. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    What a lovely salad, I’ve never tried one with peppers in it like this, yum!

  17. I’ve been using a coleslaw like this to put on top of fish tacos. I used to hate cabbage but as I get older I find I enjoy it more and more.
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  18. Megan says:

    I always love a good slaw recipe and this one is perfect!
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  19. Liz says:

    I love the idea of adding peppers to cole slaw…a perfect picnic salad!
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  22. I love this sweet and sour combo ! And the addition of the peppers is wonderful !!
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  24. This looks like a great recipe for a quick last minute side dish
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  26. What a great recipe! Perfect for a summer picnic :)
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  28. Tara says:

    That looks so simple and yummy!!
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  29. A nice change from the classic mayo salad base.
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  30. I would love this salad inside a picnic sandwich!
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  31. My husband grew up in Southern New Jersey and loves Pepper Cabbage. We never had a proper recipe before. But thanks to you, Cindy, now we do!

  32. Definitely refreshing! I love marinated salads
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  33. Hezzi-D says:

    This has all my husbands favorite vegetables in it…I need to make this as a side soon!
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  34. Looks like a great alternative to the typical coleslaw! This would be PERFECT for a summer picnic!
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  35. Love how easy this recipe is! And your right, it perfect for a picnic!
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  36. What a great appetizer and/or salad! I love this. Yum!
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  38. I’ve never had this before but it looks delicious and light!
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  39. How unique. It looks wonderful!
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  40. I love quick salads like this. They are such a nice accompaniment to fish or steak. Vinegar dressings are so yummy!
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  41. This looks so simple, yet so sounds so tasty! I’m loving all of the recipes this week – I wish it was more than a “virtual” picnic…
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  42. Cabbage and bell peppers? Some of my favorite veggies! I must try, yum!
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  43. Nicole says:

    Mmm… Cindy this looks wonderful. I love the addition of the peppers!
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  44. I love the addition of peppers to this cole slaw. Great for a summer picnic!
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  45. Soni says:

    This is so super easy and colorful!Love it :)
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  47. Cindy, I love that there’s no mayo in this salad. I’m super paranoid about food poisoning. I got it in my last year of law school (undercooked hamburger at a school bbq) and I was sick for days. Worst.experience.ever! Now I’m super vigilant about food safety. I love that I wouldn’t have to worry about this light and refreshing dish!
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