Easy No Mayo Coleslaw is a Healthy No Cook side dish that comes together in just 10 minutes. Its naturally Vegan, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free & Paleo friendly too!
Made with cabbage, carrot, spring onion & coriander leaves, my quick Slaw recipe is perfect for Barbecue parties, picnics, potluck parties, or even on Jacket Potatoes ( just like my daughter loves).
Learn how to make this simple Healthy coleslaw recipe with step by step instructions & video tutorial below.
About this Healthy Coleslaw
Our Vegan Coleslaw as a refreshing and flavourful alternative to traditional old-fashioned coleslaw. Unlike the typical creamy coleslaw drowning in Mayonnaise, our Healthy coleslaw with no mayo is light and loved even by those who despise the old-fashioned kind.
Excitingly, this vibrant and mayo-free coleslaw is not only family-approved but also suitable for dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and paleo diets. Everyone can relish its delightful taste without worrying about unhealthy ingredients.
For a low-carb and keto-friendly option, simply omit the maple syrup from the recipe. The versatility of this coleslaw knows no bounds, making it a perfect addition to any meal or occasion.
Feel free to adjust the recipe based on your needs, whether it’s halving, doubling, or tripling the ingredients. It’s an adaptable dish that can cater to any number of hungry mouths you’re feeding!
Ingredients for your delicious Coleslaw:
- Cabbage: Opt for a mix of white and purple cabbage for a vibrant touch.
- Carrot: Choose large carrots for easy shredding.
- Onion: Spring onions (scallions) provide a milder flavour, but red or white onions work too.
- Coriander leaves or Cilantro: These herbs enhance the salad’s flavours, but feel free to omit if preferred.
- Jalapenos (optional): Adds a touch of heat, use it sparingly for a kick.
For the Easy No Mayo Vinegar Dressing:
- Vinegar: Both Apple Cider Vinegar and White Vinegar are suitable options. If unavailable, extra lemon juice works.
- Good Quality Olive Oil
- Maple Syrup: Complements the dressing flavors, adjust the quantity or substitute with sugar if desired.
- Lemon or Lime: Adds the zing to the salad.
- Garlic: Garlic Powder dissolves well, but minced garlic can be used for a stronger flavor.
- Salt & Pepper: Season to taste.
How to make Easy No Mayo Coleslaw: Step-by-Step Guide
Prepare the Vegetables:
- Use a mandoline slicer or food processor to shred the cabbage and carrots quickly. Alternatively, thinly slice the cabbage with a knife and julienne it for consistent thickness.
- Dice the spring onions and reserve some green parts for garnish. Finely chop the coriander leaves.
- Add the prepared vegetables to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
Prepare the Vinegar Coleslaw Dressing without Mayo:
- In a mason jar or jam jar, combine all the dressing ingredients.
- Seal the jar tightly and shake well to combine.
- Pour the prepared French Vinaigrette Dressing over the vegetables.
- Toss the coleslaw thoroughly to ensure the dressing coats all the vegetables.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
Garnish and Serve:
- Before serving, sprinkle toasted seeds on top of the coleslaw for extra crunch.
- Garnish with some reserved spring onions.
- Store any leftover coleslaw in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Enjoy this easy no mayo coleslaw as a refreshing and healthy side dish. It can be prepared in advance, making it perfect for meal prep or gatherings.
How to serve this Vegan Healthy Coleslaw?
- Stuff it in Wraps along with Vegan Falafel
- Stuff it in Burgers or serve it on the side
- Buddha Bowl
- Baked Potato / Jacket Potato
How to store No Mayo Coleslaw?
To store no mayo coleslaw, transfer it to an airtight container, press down lightly to remove excess air, and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days. Stir before serving to refresh flavours.
CanI freeze No Mayo coleslaw?
No, it is not recommended to freeze Vinegar based no mayo coleslaw. Freezing can significantly change the texture and quality of the vegetables, leading to a watery and mushy coleslaw when thawed.
Why do you need a Mandoline Slicer?
I cannot stress enough, but Mandolin with an e, in the end, is one of the most useful kitchen gadgets I cannot do without. It is useful in cutting down the prep time for dishes that requires slicing or shredding, uniformly and quickly.
Some of the recipes where I have used my mandolin slicer are
We also like to use it for gratin and crispy potato slices.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do you Shred Carrots for Coleslaw?
To shred carrots for coleslaw, begin by peeling them with a vegetable peeler. Next, use a box grater or a food processor with a grater attachment to shred the carrots. This method takes only 2 minutes of prep time and yields fantastic results. Give it a try and enjoy!
Is Mayo Dairy?
A standard commercial brand mayo available in the market is Dairy-free but not Vegan. It is made with spices, egg yolks, lemon juice, or vinegar. However, off late, there are plenty of brands in the market that sell Vegan Mayo.
What can I substitute for Mayo in a Coleslaw salad?
Substiture the Mayo with our No Mayo dressing which is made with Apple Cider Vinegar, Maple Syrup, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Garlic, Salt & pepper.
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Old fashioned Coleslaw without mayo recipe below
- 1/2 Head White Cabbage ,shredded (454g / 1 lb)
- 1/2 Head Purple Cabbage ,shredded (454g /1 lb)
- 2 Cup Carrot ,shredded
- 4 Spring Onion ,finely sliced ( reserve some greens for garnish )
- 1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves ,chopped
No Mayo Dressing
- 3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 – 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup
- 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Black Pepper
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 2 Tbsp Mixed seeds optional
- Prep the vegetables and set aside.
- Add all the ingredients for the No Mayo Dressing in a mason jar. Place the lid and shake until combined. You can also whisk it through until thoroughly combined. Pour the prepared dressing over the vegetables.
- Toss and combine together and refrigerate until use.
- Scatter spring onions on the top and serve. If you fancy add toasted seeds for a little extra crunch.