Vegan Recipes

Vegan Coleslaw Recipe

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour the dressing over the vegetables in the large bowl.
  4. Toss the coleslaw thoroughly, ensuring that the dressing coats all the vegetables evenly.
  5. 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.
  6. Before serving, give the coleslaw another gentle toss and adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  7. 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

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