This Vegan Coleslaw recipe is quick & easy to make with classic ingredients. A delicious and healthy vegan slaw full of crunchy cabbage, apples and the best creamy, tangy dressing. Perfect side salad for your next Bbq or potluck! Gluten free.
I grew up eating this creamy coleslaw recipe- well a version of it anyways. I’ve kicked it up a couple of notches and of course made it dairy free and egg free. It is an excellent vegan coleslaw and super satisfying. There is no need to ever buy deli Coleslaw mix. Homemade is so much better!
I chop/shred all the veggies for this salad, red, green cabbage etc,.. but you could use food processor if you’re feeling rushed or just use the store bought bagged Coleslaw from supermarket. Fresh is definitely better though!
There's an interesting and tasty addition to this cabbage salad that isn’t really traditional so to speak… it’s chopped apples!! My Mom always added them to her coleslaw, so to me it is ‘classic’. Says me😊
I think the apples are the key. I love the sweet crunch they give. Tie it all together with the dressing and veggies and you've got yourself one delicious classic coleslaw vegan salad! And healthy too. Bonus!
Another great optional addition is sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. So TASTY! If I have some I will usually throw them in. They add a whole extra flavour element and a nutty crunch.
So if you're looking for fabulous classic vegan recipes it's about time you tried this coleslaw and not just in the summer, January, February any time!
My vegan coleslaw dressing is simple with only a few ingredients but packs a lot of flavour, with vegan mayonnaise ( I used vegenaise) spices, apple cider vinegar, little sugar or maple syrup and pickle juice. Yup you heard me! haha. and no it's not an oil free vegan recipe but that doesn't mean it isn't good for you!
Pickle juice was the main dressing ingredient for our coleslaw when I was a kid, and it works like a charm for that perfect sour, tart flavour.
How to make vegan coleslaw:
This recipe is so easy!
- Thinly slice the green and red cabbage, grate your carrots and chop your parsley, green onions and apple and add them to a large bowl. Mix in the salad dressing (and seeds if using) and serve! Will keep in the fridge for 3-5 days. For full ingredients and instructions see recipe card below.
Perfect combination of crunchy, sweet, tangy and creamy!! You have to make this vegan coleslaw, your taste buds will thank you!
You'll love this vegan coleslaw, it's:
- full of veggies and apples
- gluten free
Enjoy guys! Happy day to you? feel free to leave a comment and a rating below. I would love to hear from you.
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