Best Healthy Coleslaw Ever (no mayo!)


  • For the slaw:
  • 1/2 medium head of purple cabbage, shredded (about 3 cups shredded cabbage)
  • 1/2 medium head of green cabbage, shredded (about 3 cups shredded cabbage)
  • 2 heaping cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup green onion (green part only)
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, depending how sweet you like your slaw
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper


  • Add all the ingredients for the slaw except for the almonds and pepitas to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing. Pour all over the slaw and toss well to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Cover and place in fridge for at least an hour to allow flavors to marinate together.Before serving, sprinkle with toasted sliced almonds and pepitas; toss again and serve.



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