Summer Slaw

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
1 package (16 ounces) coleslaw mix
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, vinegar, oil, water, salt,
pepper and pepper flakes if desired. Cook and stir over medium heat
until mixture comes to a boil. Cook 2 minutes longer or until sugar
is dissolved. Cool to room temperature, stirring several times.

In a large salad bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, tomatoes, onion,
peppers and pickle relish. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Cover
and refrigerate overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10-12
servings.

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