Coleslaw is a salad style that seems to be universally loved by everyone. There are lots of variations in the abundant roundup of vegan coleslaw recipes following. You’ll find coleslaws (which literally means “cabbage salad”) made with with vegan mayo, no mayo, and a variety of homemade dressings.
You’ll also find an array of slaws made with green cabbage, napa cabbage, red cabbage, or a combination, plus an array of other vegetables and even fruits.
Coleslaw is a classic component of barbecues and picnics as well as the kind of salad you can enjoy with sandwiches, in or on the side of wraps, vegan burgers, tacos, and more. Slaws are a great addition to the plate with all kinds of casseroles, bean dishes, and simply prepared plant proteins.
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Green Cabbage Coleslaw Recipes
Sesame Cabbage and Kale Slaw: Surely you’ve had coleslaw, and maybe you’ve had kale slaw. But when you combine cabbage and kale in a single salad and give them an Asian-flavored spin with soy sauce (or tamari), sesame oil, and seeds, it takes the two cruciferous vegetables to another level.
Easy Cabbage and Corn Slaw with Fresh Dill: Cabbage and corn kernels are combined in a coleslaw marriage made in salad heaven. This easy slaw, flavored with fresh dill, goes well with most any kind of meal.
Malfouf Salad (Lebanese Cabbage Salad): From Mrs. Jones’s Kitchen, a Lebanese cabbage salad flavored with fresh herbs and dressed in a simple olive oil and lemon vinaigrette. It’s crunchy, light, and so refreshing!
PA Dutch Cabbage and Pepper Slaw: From My Homemade Roots, sometimes called Pennsylvania Dutch Pepper Cabbage, this no-mayo coleslaw is dressed in a deliciously refreshing sweet-an- sour vinegar dressing with lots of bell pepper flavor.
Cilantro Lime Slaw: From Thyme and Love, who says that if you love cilantro, this homemade slaw recipe is for you! Cilantro adds a bright, fresh element to coleslaw. Perfect for tacos or sandwiches.
Chipotle Cole Slaw with Lime: From Dizzy Busy & Hungry, this coleslaw is made with a little kick! A super-quick recipe, it can be ready in just 10 minutes.
Cabbage and Cucumber Salad with Dill: From The Yummy Bowl, an easy, budget-friendly cabbage and cucumber salad. Embellished with dill, it’s ready in minutes and perfect for hot summer days.
Asian Avocado Peanut Coleslaw: From The Short Order Cook, an easy coleslaw recipe that’s crunchy, fresh, and unique. This chopped slaw recipe is bursting with fresh vegetables dressed in a homemade dressing that’s salty, sweet, and spicy.
Red cabbage coleslaw recipes
Sesame-Ginger Red Cabbage and Carrot Slaw: It’s not always easy to pair Asian-style dishes with salad, but this sesame-ginger red cabbage and carrot slaw might just be the perfect partner.
Fruity Red Cabbage Slaw: When your dinner plate could use some color and crunch, this fruit-filled red cabbage and carrot slaw is a pleasing option. Granny Smith apples are fantastic in this recipe, but use any crisp apple you have on hand.
Easy Vegan Coleslaw with Creamy Cashew Mayo: From Happy Kitchen Rocks, a creamy, colorful, crunchy slaw that’s an ideal vegan summer salad for your next BBQ, potluck or taco night. Your taste buds will thank you while you crunch down on refreshingly delicious cabbage mixed with a luscious vegan mayo dressing.
Apple and Kohlrabi Coleslaw: Kohlrabi can seem perplexing seen from the outside. But within is a crunchy, sweet vegetable that’s perfect for refreshing salads like this apple and kohlrabi coleslaw made with two kinds of cabbage, contributed by chef Bryant Terry.
Daikon and Carrot Salad with Red Cabbage: Daikon radish in a cold dish is especially compatible with Asian-themed meals. This interpretation gets a burst of color with red cabbage, and extra crunch with sesame seeds.
Mexican Coleslaw Salad: From Kiipfit, a crunchy Mexican Coleslaw salad tossed in an oil-free, flavorful creamy dressing. It’s perfect for potlucks and BBQs.
Mixed green and red cabbage coleslaw recipes
Tropical Mango Coleslaw: From Through the Fibro Fog, a fresh, light and fruity coleslaw that’s easy to make with fresh produce. Dressed in an oil-based dressing instead of mayo, it’s perfect for your next summer picnic or BBQ!
Crunchy & Colorful Cabbage Apple Slaw: Featuring crisp apples, red and/or green cabbage, and a lemony dressing, this easy salad goes with many kinds of meals.
Healthy Coleslaw + Avocado Dressing: From Healthy Taste of Life, a simple coleslaw made without mayo, but still creamy due to an avocado dressing. it’s vegan, whole30, paleo and dairy free.
Best Healthy Vegan Coleslaw: From Eat Plant Based, who says that being from the south, coleslaw is a frequent side dish at her home. Ready in less than 15-minutes, the oil-free dressing is what sets this recipe apart.
Broccolini Slaw: From Through the Fibro Fog, a broccolini slaw that adds tasty greens to the traditional cabbage, and is so quick and easy to make!
Cruciferous Crunch Slaw: From Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen, a copycat of a Trader Joe’s favorite. This slaw is super easy to make using cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, carrots, and a creamy, dairy-free cashew based dressing.
Asian Summer Slaw: From The Urban Farmie, this delicious no-mayo summer slaw recipe has a creamy, nutty, homemade peanut dressing. It is the perfect vegan, gluten-free potluck side. Super refreshing and pairs well with most main dishes!
Creamy Vegan Coleslaw: From Vegan Huggs, this slaw is a lightened up version of the classic we all love. It’s mayo-free, yet still so rich, creamy, and tangy. It will be a hit at your next barbecue, picnic, or potluck!
Cabbage and Carrot Slaw: From Rachna Cooks, a no-mayo vegan coleslaw that’s really tasty and ready in under 20 minutes. Leftovers are delicious, too.
Napa cabbage slaw recipes
Napa Cabbage and Kimchi Coleslaw is a great choice for serving as a side dish with Korean specialities and other Asian-style dishes. Naturally vegan and gluten-free, it’s a slaw with a spicy kick.
No Mayo Southwest Coleslaw: From Beyond Mere Sustenance, this is not your grandmother’s coleslaw! This no-mayo slaw features thin-sliced Fresno or jalapeño pepper, cilantro, and scallions tossed with a zesty passion fruit dressing.
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