This delicious Red Cabbage Slaw recipe is so easy to make and the perfect refreshing side dish for so many dishes!

Why You’ll Love this Light and Fresh Red Cabbage Slaw

  • It’s quick and easy – seriously, this slaw couldn’t be easier to make. The hardest part is whipping up the dressing which will only take you a couple of minutes.
  • It’s not mayo based – if you’re not a fan of mayonnaise based slaws, then I know you’ll love this recipe! It’s got some of that classic coleslaw flavor without the mayo.
  • It’s the perfect side – this red cabbage slaw is the perfect topping for pulled pork sandwiches or side to pair with all of your grilled summer favorites like hot dogs or burgers. It pairs well with fish, chicken, beef, or pork!

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Recipe Ingredients

Olive oil: Unlike traditional coleslaw, that uses mayonnaise as the base, this red cabbage slaw has a lighter oil-based dressing.

Apple cider vinegar: to give the dressing a little tang, we’re using apple cider vinegar.

Maple syrup: this adds the perfect touch of sweetness to the dressing.

Celery seed: this gives the dressing that classic slaw flavor.

Dijon mustard: a little dijon mustard helps to thicken the dressing and add some great flavor to the cabbage.

Red cabbage: for this recipe you’ll need 16oz of shredded red cabbage. Feel free to buy a bag of pre-shredded carrots to save yourself some time.

Carrots: they add a bit of sweetness, color, and extra crunch to the slaw.

Green onion: I love the flavor of green onion in my slaws and I think you’ll love it too!

dressing ingredients and whisk in bowl

Ingredient Substitutions

Olive oil – you can swap the olive oil for avocado oil if you prefer.

Vinegar – I love the flavor of apple cider vinegar in this recipe but you could swap it for white vinegar if that’s all you have.

Maple syrup – don’t have maple syrup? you can swap it for honey instead.

Cabbage – feel free to swap the red cabbage for green cabbage if you like.

Helpful Kitchen Tools

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How to Make This Slaw with Red Cabbage

Step One: Add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, celery seed, and dijon mustard to a mixing bowl.

Step Two: Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together until everything is well combined.

Step Three: Add the shredded cabbage, carrots, and sliced green onion to the mixing bowl and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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What to Serve with This Recipe

The is cabbage slaw is the perfect side dish for so many meals! Here are a few of my favorite dishes to pair it with:

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Make Ahead Tips

This is a great recipe to make in advance. You can prepare the slaw up to a day in advance and store it in an airtight container in the fridge.

Another option is to prep the slaw dressing in advance and just pour it onto the veggies thirty minutes before you are ready to serve.

How to Store the Slaw

This cabbage slaw is best stored in an air-tight container and should last for up to three days in the fridge.

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I hope you give this Red Cabbage Slaw a try! It’s absolutely delicious and so easy to make. If you do give this recipe a try, I want to know! 

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Red Cabbage Slaw

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: sides
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: sides
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 16oz shredded red cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion, plus more for garnish

Method

  1. Add the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, celery seed, and dijon mustard to a mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together until everything is well combined.
  3. Add the shredded cabbage, carrots, and sliced green onion to the mixing bowl and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Keywords:

red cabbage slaw, slaw with red cabbage, red cabbage slaw recipe

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