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Vinegar coleslaw in a white bowl

Vinegar Coleslaw

Sweet, tangy, and with just a touch of spiciness, this incredible coleslaw is a fantastic flavorful alternative to your usual creamy coleslaw. Sliced almonds or roasted nuts top it off for added crunch. It's truly the perfect side to anything off the grill!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 124kcal
Author Imma


Vinegar Coleslaw

  • 3-4 cups  green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • cups carrots  shredded
  • 1-2  green onions, thinly sliced (optional)

Vinaigrette dressing 

  • 1 tablespoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey, adjust to desired sweetness (sub with sugar)
  • ¼ cup  extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons   apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (optional)
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Optional Toppings

  • Sliced almonds and/or roasted nuts, for some extra crunch


  • Whisk the mustard, honey, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and garlic in a small bowl. Set aside. (This step may be done an hour or even a day ahead.)
  • Mix the sliced cabbage, grated carrots, and green onions in a salad bowl.
  • Pour dressing on the cabbage mixture and mix; start with a small amount of dressing and add until you reach the desired ratio of salad to dressing. (Everyone has their preference.)
  • Season with salt and pepper, toss in some sliced almonds or your favorite roasted nuts for some extra crunch, and chill before serving.
  • Serve the coleslaw with the rest of the vinaigrette on the side, if desired.


  1. Give the coleslaw a taste test now and again as you incorporate the dressing. Stop when you feel there's enough dressing, then reserve the leftover for serving on the side. That way, your family can add more if they want to!
  2. Whenever I'm in a hurry, I like to purchase pre-shredded cabbage and carrots. Seriously friends, when all the ingredients are already cut up, this recipe can come together in just a few minutes.
  3. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.


Serving: 220grams | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 7315IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg