Heavenly Cole Slaw
2013 – Gluten Free Living
Heavenly Cole Slaw is just that–H-E-A-V-E-N-L-Y!!! This spectacular cole slaw recipe includes marshmallows, pineapple chunks, and celery along with the shredded cabbage and is held together simply with Miracle Whip.
It’s an easy five-ingredient recipe that’s great for potluck since each batch makes 15-16 servings. It also lasts several days in the refrigerator. The sweetness from the marshmallows and the pineapple is exquisite and the crunch from the celery adds a nice texture to this fantastic side dish.
I think I found this recipe (in the late 70s) in a magazine or a friend may have given it to me. I can’t remember which. I also have a Hawaiian Cole Slaw recipe given to me by a friend that has very similar ingredients. I like this recipe because it’s really quick and easy to make up.
I slice down the cabbage in wedges and stuff them in my food processor. It takes maybe about three to five minutes to shred the cabbage, and another three to five minutes to add the rest of the ingredients and be done! It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s uncomplicated, it’s tasty, and everyone has always loved this recipe whenever I’ve made it–even those who don’t normally care for cole slaw or cabbage.
I’ve shredded the cabbage and I’ve sliced it and both ways it comes out nice. But if you’re looking for a finer texture for your cole slaw, then just shred the cabbage in your food processor.
Heavenly Cole Slaw is a marvelous, dreamy-type of cole slaw that’s great for picnics, to pair with hamburgers or hot dogs on the grill, and especially to take to family potlucks or reunions where it provides so many servings. Obviously, you can cut the recipe down substantially if you’re family won’t eat this much.
But if you’re having company, or going to someone’s block party or tailgate party this delicious cole slaw will feed quite a few people, so it’s nice to have for those kinds of special occasions. When our kids were young I used to make this and we would have leftovers a few times. Sometimes we would just sit down to a bowl of this fruity cole slaw for lunch!
I looked at the Miracle Whip ingredients list as well as the marshmallows that I was using and both were gluten free. That doesn’t mean they’re overly healthy products to use, but for those with gluten intolerance, wheat products weren’t included in these items. I will tell you that this recipe does not do well with regular mayonnaise. The consistency and the zip from Miracle Whip is missing. It just doesn’t taste the same at all.
If you’re looking for a fantastic new way to make cole slaw then consider this recipe with marshmallows and pineapple sometime. You and your family will be so glad you did! You may even be able to get your kids to eat cole slaw for the first time with this amazing recipe. Making up a batch of Heavenly Cole Slaw is another way to use up garden cabbage or celery, too. Whether you make the large batch or cut this recipe in halves or even fourths, this cole slaw recipe is H-E-A-V-E-N-L-Y!!!!
Heavenly Cole Slaw sure is heavenly! This is a great slaw to serve at barbecues or when you’re grilling meats outside.
I made up this huge batch of cole slaw in about ten minutes. Heavenly Cole Slaw is filled with pineapple, celery, and marshmallows which provide crunch along with sweetness.
Give Heavenly Cole Slaw a try–your kids will probably eat cole slaw made this way! This recipe is so easy. It has only 5 ingredients!
Here’s what I did.
Shred cabbage in food processor. I had a small to medium-sized cabbage and it yielded about 9 cups of slaw after removing the outside leaves.
Add diced celery.
Add a can of drained pineapple.
Add miniature marshmallows and Miracle Whip.
Stir slaw to combine well. I really don’t recommend mayonnaise in this recipe even if you’re not normally a “Miracle Whip” person. It doesn’t have all the seasonings that Miracle Whip has so the slaw doesn’t turn out quite as well.
This is a great way to use up garden cabbage or celery.
Every bite of Heavenly Cole Slaw is mouthwatering. You get a mouthful of pineapple and marshmallows in every bite! This quick and easy recipe is gluten free.
Doesn’t Heavenly Cole Slaw look yummy? This recipe makes 15-16 servings so it’s great for potlucks, tail gate parties, and family reunions where you have to cook for a lot of people.
Here’s the recipe.
HEAVENLY COLE SLAW
(Recipe adapted from a magazine, circa late 1970s or early 1980s)
- 1 small to medium head shredded cabbage – about 8-9 cups
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- 1 cup finely diced celery
- 1 cup miracle whip
- 20-oz. can pineapple chunks, drained
- Combine cabbage, marshmallows, pineapple, celery and enough salad dressing to moisten; toss lightly.
This cool, refreshing salad is very tasty and it will keep several days in the refrigerator. Just stir well before serving.
We’ve served this with hamburgers and hotdogs on numerous occasions, but I actually paired it with my Creamy Ham, Veggies and Noodle Bake recently. You can make this salad for any main dish.
I love how quick and easy this 5-ingredient recipe is to prepare. Fix it and forget about it until you need it later in the day for dinner. Serve this at your next party and everyone will swoon–well, maybe not! But this slaw sure is heavenly!