Cool, crisp, and bursting with flavor, this Vegan Coleslaw Recipe is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Say goodbye to traditional mayo-based coleslaws and embrace this plant-based version that is both refreshing and nourishing. Made with a vibrant mix of crunchy vegetables and a zesty dressing, this vegan coleslaw is a crowd-pleasing side dish that complements a wide range of main courses. Whether you’re planning a BBQ, potluck, or a simple weeknight dinner, this coleslaw adds a burst of color and delightful taste to your plate while staying true to your plant-based lifestyle.
Servings: 6 servings
For the Coleslaw:
- 4 cups shredded cabbage (green or purple, or a mix of both)
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced bell peppers (red, yellow, or orange)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro (optional, for added freshness)
For the Dressing:
- 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup or preferred sweetener
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed (optional, for extra flavor)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, sliced red onion, and sliced bell peppers. If using fresh parsley or cilantro, add it to the bowl as well.
- In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the vegan mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and celery seed (if using). Season the dressing with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Pour the dressing over the vegetables in the large bowl.
- Toss the coleslaw thoroughly, ensuring that the dressing coats all the vegetables evenly.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate the coleslaw for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and the vegetables to soften slightly.
- Before serving, give the coleslaw another gentle toss and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
- Serve the vegan coleslaw as a refreshing and crunchy side dish alongside your favorite plant-based mains.
Nutrition Facts per Serving (1 serving, approximate values):
- Calories: 133
- Total Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 176mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 12g
- Dietary Fiber: 3g
- Sugars: 6g
- Protein: 2g