Vinaigrette Coleslaw


Since it's made without mayo or other creamy ingredients, this light coleslaw recipe with homemade vinaigrette is perfect for picnics and potlucks

Vinaigrette Coleslaw
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
6 side dish servings


  • 3 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoon salad oil

  • ½ teaspoon celery or caraway seeds (optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ⅛ - ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 cup shredded green and/or red cabbage

  • 1 cup shredded carrots (2 medium)

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions (2)


  1. For vinaigrette, in a screw-top jar combine vinegar, sugar, oil, caraway seeds (if desired), mustard, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well. In a large bowl combine cabbage, carrots, and green onions. Pour vinaigrette over cabbage mixture. Toss lightly to coat. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours.

  2. Makes 6 side-dish servings.

For easier salad:

Use 5 cups packaged coleslaw mix for the cabbage and carrots.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

78 Calories
5g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 78
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 16.5mg 83%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 200mg 4%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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