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Mar 11, 2008 04:45 AM

Houston's Cole Slaw

I enjoy Houston's Cole Slaw and have searched the internet for clone recipes. There seems to be 2 versions of this dish with most ingrediant agreement and some not. These are the 2 recipes. I would appreciate opinions on which you feel most closely resembles Houston's. Help me pick the recipe I will make with my annual BBQ Corned Beef & Cole Slaw. Thanks alot.

Version 1

5 c. cabbage
1 c. parsley
1/4 c. scallions, tops only
1/4 t. salt
1/4 c. mayo
1/2 c. sour cream
1 T. honey mustard
1 1/2 t. white vinegar
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. sugar

Version 2

8 c. cabbage
1/2 c. parsley
1/2 c. scallions, tops only
1/2 t. celery seed
3/4 c. mayo
3 T. white vinegar
2 T. sugar
1/8 t. salt

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  1. Found this on the web. Thought you might be interested:


    1/2 head green cabbage, sliced in thin strips
    1/4 head purple cabbage, sliced in thin strips
    1/2 jicama sliced, in thin strips
    2 green onions, finely chopped
    1/4 cup fresh cilantro or parsley, coarsely chopped (depending on your preference)
    1/4 to 1/2 cup roasted peanuts

    Mix all above ingredients then add the vinaigrette below

    Add the following ingredients to a small food processor (Cuisinart Mini-Prep) and grind it up. Try to let sit in the refrigerator for at least one hour.

    1/2 cup peanut oil if peanut flavor is strong (If peanut oil is not strong in flavor then add 1/4 cup roasted peanuts to the vinaigrette mix - DO NOT use sesame oil.)
    Juice of 1/2 lime or 1/4 lemon
    2 tablespoons rice vinegar
    1/2 teaspoon fresh minced ginger
    1 tablespoon sugar
    1 green onion
    1/4 cup chopped cilantro or parsley, depending on your preference
    1/2 teaspoon salt

    You can of course vary any of the above ingredients according to personal preference, I also really didn't measure accurately. My wife said this was as close as you can get without going there.

    The secret is "peanut butter" and pomace-olive oil. Slowly infuse the two ingredients with other stuff listed in the previous recipes!

    1. I haven't been to Houston's, so I can't vouch for this recipe, but I saved it because it looks good. I have made a Paula Deen cole slaw with honey mustard and cranberries ( ), and it's awesome. Try this one, maybe:

      Houston’s Cole Slaw – this is a delicious way to make cole slaw.

      Houston’s is known for their high quality and great tasting meals.
      This cole slaw is made from chopped cabbage, green onion tops, honey
      mustard and more to make this tatse extra special.
      5 C. Chopped Cabbage about 1/4″x1/4″ (not shredded
      )1 C. Chopped Parsley Tops (medium – small pieces should not be larger
      than the cabbage pieces)
      1/4 C. Chopped Green Onion Tops ( use just the tops )
      1/4 tsp. Salt
      Blend and stir first three ingredients add salt and stir well, set aside.
      Cole Slaw Dressing
      1/4 C. Mayonnaise
      1/2 C. Sour Cream
      1 Tbs. Honey Mustard
      1 1/2 tsp. White Vinegar
      1/4 tsp. Salt
      1/2 tsp. Sugar
      Mix all ingredients very well and pour over cabbage mixture. Fold in
      dressing so all is coated. May be served immediately or will keep in
      refrigerator the next day. We find this a very gentle and fresh
      tasting cole slaw. This slaw enhances your main course and does not
      over power it.

      2 Replies
      1. re: ChristinaMason


        I have made this version a few times already and it is delicious. Don't skimp on the parsley and scallions as they make the slaw. Also, I do not chop my slaw, but shred to what is found in typical cole slaws.

        1. re: thaichile

          Cool. Is it close to what they serve at Houston's?

      2. i love cole slaws of most every stripe. i'm glad this thread was revived. lately i've been munching on a chopped "health salad" that i keep in the fridge, as discussed on another thread. good tasting cole slaws, and good for you, too.