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Meaningful Eats

Favorite Classic Coleslaw (Made Dairy-Free!)

Serve this coleslaw as a side dish or on your favorite taco/sandwich. Enjoy!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings


For the Coleslaw:

  • 10 oz shredded green cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion
  • ½ cup shredded carrot

For the Dressing:

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise I like using a brand like Just Mayo or Primal Kitchen
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Mix together the ingredients for the coleslaw in a bowl. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl until smooth. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw. Toss to coat and let sit for 20 minutes before serving or up to 1 hour.


MAKE IT EGG-FREE: Use a vegan brand of mayo.
MAKE IT REFINED-SUGAR-FREE: Use honey in place of the sugar.
This coleslaw is best if you mix it together and let it sit for 20 minutes-1 hour (but no longer than that!) before serving. 


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2745IU | Vitamin C: 28.3mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.4mg