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Vegan Coleslaw

This vegan coleslaw recipe is creamy, tangy, and healthy! Made with freshly grated cabbage, carrots, and topped with a creamy dairy-free dressing recipe. A perfect healthy side dish for summer bbq’s, get-togethers and potlucks. 

A pink bowl filled with vegan coleslaw with a copper serving spoon.

Why you MUST try this vegan coleslaw recipe! 

The perfect side dish! I love serving up this healthy coleslaw on the side of my instant pot bbq chicken, grilled pineapple salmon, and more bbq favorites!

This easy vegan side dish is totally plant-based but if that’s not your jam you can totally swap it for regular mayonnaise!

If you’re short on time, this is your side dish. Grab yourself a premixed bag of coleslaw mix and whisk the dressing together for an easy 10-minute side dish. 

Carrots, purple cabbage, green cabbage, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, onion powder, and vegan mayonnaise.

Ingredients for vegan coleslaw: 

  • green cabbage, shredded
  • purple cabbage, shredded
  • carrots, shredded
  • vegan mayonnaise
  • apple cider vinegar
  • maple syrup
  • dijon mustard
  • onion powder
  • salt 
  • freshly ground black pepper

Step by step process on how to make vegan coleslaw and the dairy free dressing.

How to make Homemade Vegan Coleslaw: 

  1. In a large serving bowl add shredded cabbage and carrots.

How to make Homemade Vegan Coleslaw Dressing: 

  1. In a small bowl whisk together vegan mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Taste test dressing and adjust for more salt or pepper.
  2. Toss cabbage and carrots with dressing to combine.
  3. Enjoy right away or refrigerate for up to 3-4 days. This is best served the day of chilled, the taste is still great but the colors of the cabbage may start to bleed together. 

Tips for the best vegan coleslaw: 

  • Shred fresh cabbage and carrots– If you have the time, shredding your cabbage right from the head will provide more freshness and flavor to the recipe. 
  • Serve the day of- I find that this coleslaw flavor is the most premium on the day it’s made! 

A pink bowl filled with vegan coleslaw with a copper serving spoon.

Can you freeze coleslaw?

I wouldn’t freeze the coleslaw…Mayonnaise based dressings/salads tend to separate when frozen and will leave you with something very different from the original recipe with thawed out. 

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A pink bowl filled with vegan coleslaw with a copper serving spoon.

Vegan Coleslaw

  • Author: Elizabeth Van Lierde
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 Side Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad/Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This vegan coleslaw recipe is creamy, tangy, and flavorful! Made with freshly grated cabbage, carrots, and topped with a creamy dairy-free dressing recipe. A perfect healthy side dish for summer bbq’s, get-togethers and potlucks. 


Scale

Ingredients

For slaw:

3 cups green cabbage, shredded

3 cups purple cabbage, shredded

1 cup carrots, shredded

For dressing:

1 cup vegan mayonnaise

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp dijon mustard

1 tsp onion powder

½ tsp salt (more to taste)

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper


Instructions

  1. In a large serving bowl add shredded cabbage and carrots.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together vegan mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, onion powder, salt and pepper. Taste test dressing and adjust for more salt or pepper.
  3. Toss cabbage and carrots with dressing to combine. Enjoy right away or refrigerate for up to 3-4 days. This is best served the day of chilled, the taste is still great but the colors of the cabbage may start to bleed together. 

Notes

Pre Shredded Slaw: You can use any pre-shredded slaw mixture if you’re in a pinch for time. Just be sure you have enough slaw mixture for at least 5-6 cups. 

Keywords: vegan, healthy coleslaw, easy coleslaw

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A pink bowl filled with vegan coleslaw with a copper serving spoon.

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