Vegan Southern-Style Coleslaw

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Crunchy, creamy, flavorful and sweet vegan southern-style coleslaw is the perfect American classic topping or side for your burger, hot dog, or BBQ sandwich.

Vegan Southern-Style Coleslaw

I’m so crazy about coleslaw and personally prefer the creamy kind and I love to top it in sandwiches, wraps like my Vegan Barbecue Jackfruit Wrap, Jackfruit Carnitas.  I even love it as a side when I serve my Vegan Chicken Curry and Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe.

First published Mar 12, 2018, at 19:29

Cabbage and Carrots being chopped

I learned to enjoy coleslaw when I lived in England about 25 years ago when the family I lived with would make a creamy coleslaw with apples, raisins, and cheddar cheese.

Fast forward to now; living in Florida, I decided to make coleslaw like how it is made here in the South by adding sweet pickle relish.

What Is The Best Cabbage For Vegan Southern-Style Coleslaw?

You can use a combination of red, green cabbage, or Napa cabbage. I have also used broccoli stem and Jicama. 

straight on vegan coleslaw in a white bowl with a stipe napkin on a white marble board

How To Make Southern-Style Coleslaw?

  1. Slice a small cabbage but you can use prepared coleslaw mix. I don’t like the idea of using a food processor because that chops the cabbage into very small pieces and the coleslaw tends to be soggy after soaking up all the dressing. I prefer my coleslaw having a crunch with the larger pieces of cabbage.
  2. Shred carrot. 
  3. If you have never had sweet pickle relish to your coleslaw you really should, it adds a unique flavor to the vegan coleslaw. My two favorite brands are PA’s Pickle Relish and Bubbies Kosher Dill Relish for a sugar-free version. I love these versions because they are vinegar-free.
  4. Use basic Cashew Mayonnaise recipe or any store-bought vegan mayonnaise on the market like Just Mayo and Vegenaise.
  5. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  6. Cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

Other Southern Style Recipes To Try

  1. Southern Black-Eyed Peas
  2. Vegan Gluten-Free Cornbread
  3. Vegan Southern Green Beans And Potatoes
  4. Southern-Style Collard Greens
  5. Vegan Mac And Cheese

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Nutrition

Energy:
80 kcal / 334 kJ
Fat:
5 g
Protein:
1 g
Carbs:
10 g
Per 100g

Cooking Time

Preparation:
20 min
Ready in:
20 min
For:
8 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  2. Cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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2 Comments
  1. Margaret
    March 15, 2018

    This coleslaw looks amazing, I print the recipe to try this summer.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      March 15, 2018

      Thank you Margaret, let me know how it turns out when you do.