Everything Slaw

Everything Slaw

The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill: 60 mins
Total: 75 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
208 Calories
10g Fat
30g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 208
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 405mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Protein 5g
Calcium 140mg 11%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This colorful and delicious coleslaw is easy to make and the perfect side dish for any and all BBQ meats. Use it as a summer salad, but also make it year round to accompany your weeknight meals as it only takes 15 minutes to come together. It's perfect to make ahead to allow the flavors to meld. Mix it in the morning and serve for lunch with grilled chicken breasts and potatoes, or use it to top fish tacos or pulled pork sandwiches. Cabbage, tart apple, carrots, and a sweet and tangy dressing of honey, vinegar, mayo, and Dijon mustard are the ingredients in this tasty coleslaw, giving you a different version of the classic creamy cabbage preparation. A good rest in the fridge once mixed is ideal, but in a pinch use it right away.

Cabbage is a great and nutritious vegetable. Very low in calories, cabbage provides a lot of vitamin K, a nutrient key that ensures the proper functioning of blood coagulation processes. High in fiber and also vitamin C, cabbage has been used for centuries in traditional medicine as relief for digestive issues, skin ulcers, and morning sickness in pregnant women. A medium cabbage head has barely 227 calories, 22 grams of fiber, and 690 micrograms of vitamin K, covering 100 percent of the RDI intake for the nutrient—you just need 1 microgram per kilogram of weight. With 332 milligrams of vitamin C a day, a whole head of cabbage also has 100 percent of its RDI, but even though you'd not be eating a whole head on your own, is fair to say that a generous portion of our coleslaw will still put on your plate plenty of great nutrients.

Use green and purple cabbage for this recipe, as it adds a colorful touch. If you can't find classic green cabbage, use Savoy or Napa. We recommend using Granny Smith because they add tartness to the mixture while giving a sweet hint. If you need this recipe to be vegan friendly and egg-free, replace the honey with agave syrup and the mayonnaise with vegan mayo. Serve this slaw with fish tacos, burgers, or hot dogs. Use it as the base for a salad, adding some fresh greens and topping it with your favorite protein such as chicken thighs, flank steak, or pork loin.


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  • 1/2 head red cabbage, chopped
  • 1/2 head white cabbage, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup jicama, shredded
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, seeded, cored, and shredded
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Everything Slaw ingredients

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  2. Combine vinegar, honey, mayonnaise, mustard, olive oil, salt, pepper, and caraway seeds in a large bowl.

    Combine vinegar, honey, mayonnaise, mustard, olive oil, salt, pepper, and caraway seeds in a large bowl

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

  3. Add cabbage, green onions, carrot, apple, and jicama to the mixture.

    Add cabbage, green onions, carrot, apple, and jicama to the dressing in the bowl

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

  4. Toss to coat, cover, and place into refrigerator for 1 hour before serving.

    Everything Slaw in a bowl

    The Spruce / Eric Kleinberg

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  1. Cabbage, Raw. FoodData Central. United States Department of Agriculture.