Published Jun 19th
New Jersey Diner Salad
Prep 20m Cook 8h Additional - Ready In 8h 20m
Servings 4 servings Calories 191.8

Easy and refreshing marinated salad reminiscent of the salad from the Weequahic Diner in Newark, New Jersey. A family favorite that can be made days in advance!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large bowl, toss together the cabbage, onions, carrot, pepper, and cucumber
  2. 2 In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt
  3. 3 Pour the dressing over the salad, and stir to coat
  4. 4 Cover tightly, and refrigerate overnight before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 191.8
  • Carbohydrate 24.6 g
  • Fat 10.5 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Protein 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Sodium 597.5 mg
  • Sugar 16.9 g


  1. Nice! It's the perfect complement to a sandwich and a pickle spear. The only reason this gets 4 stars instead of 5 is that it could use a pinch of celery seed. Not a lot. Just a tiny bit to perk up the flavors.
  2. I and my family were all lucky enuf to have had this at the Weequahic & Claremont Diners in NJ. My father still makes it at home. The longer it refrigerates the better it gets... trust me on this one!
  3. Great substitute for the usual salad. I've followed the exact recipe used bag mix cole slaw instead and even done a spinach version. Very nice and refreshing for summer!
  4. I love this recipe! I had green yellow & red pepper on hand so I added all three. Since I am not a fan of raw onions I also cut this down to 1/3 c. I also used olive oil in the recipe instead of vegetable oil. I let this sit for 24 hours. Next - Read more ...
  5. Something new and tasty...I like it! I only used part of an onion though as I didn't want it's flavor to overpower the salad as other's have mentioned.
  6. I thought this was a tasty salad and a good alternative to the same old coleslaw that I always make. Before eating I let the salad sit for about six hours and thought the flavor was great. The onion was way too overpowering however even though I only used one large yellow onion. The next - Read more ...
  7. actually i didn't find this to be bland at all. i substituted red wine vinegar (that was all i had) and cut the amounts down as i only needed about half this recipe but my husband and i really loved it. used it as a topping for grilled brats. great recipe.:)
  8. Interesting use of vegetables but rather bland. I made mine ahead for a BBQ but found that the liquid from the marinating vegetables really watered down the dressing so it hardly had any taste. I then doubled the dressing amounts added 1/2 teaspoon celery seed and black pepper and added a bit more cabbage. It - Read more ...