Our Vinegar Coleslaw recipe is just as flavorful as the mayo version but less calories and fat. It’s healthy, fresh, and only takes a few minutes to make.

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An old fashioned coleslaw with vinegar sauce in a bowl ready to serve.

Vinegar Coleslaw is our Healthy BBQ Sidekick of Summer

I’m all about the fresh crunch and tangy flavor of this vinegar coleslaw recipe. It’s so versatile; enjoy it as a side dish, or load it on some fish tacos or pupusas. It has less calories and fat than a traditional creamy coleslaw recipe so you can feel better about eating it, too.

How to make Vinegar Coleslaw:

Prep Veggies: Add cabbage to an extra-large mixing bowl. Shred carrot then use paper towels to scoop up the carrots and squeeze out any excess moisture, over the sink. Add carrots and green onion to the bowl then toss to combine.

Two images showing chopped veggies for coleslaw before and after it's tossed in a glass bowl.

Make Dressing: Whisk ingredients together in a medium bowl then taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Pour dressing over veggies then toss well to coat evenly. Refrigerate no mayo coleslaw for several hours or overnight before serving, for best results.

Two images showing a vinegar dressing being poured on a bowl of coleslaw, then after it's tossed together and ready to serve.

Make Ahead Instructions:

To Make Ahead: Make this healthy coleslaw recipe 1-2 days in advance or let it sit in the fridge overnight for best results.

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Recipe

An old fashioned coleslaw with vinegar sauce in a bowl ready to serve.
Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
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Ingredients
 
 

Coleslaw

  • 6 cups green cabbage* , finely shredded
  • 4 cups purple cabbage* , finely shredded
  • 1 large carrot* , peeled and shredded (squeeze out excess moisture)
  • 4 green onions , chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper , thinly sliced
  • ½ English cucumber , chopped
  • 8 oz snap peas , cut into thirds (about 1 heaping cup)

Vinaigrette Coleslaw Dressing:

Instructions
 

  • Prep Veggies: Add cabbage to an extra-large mixing bowl. Shred carrot then use paper towels to scoop up the carrots and squeeze out any excess moisture, over the sink. Add carrots and green onion to the bowl then toss to combine.
  • Dressing: Whisk ingredients together in a medium bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Pour dressing over veggies and toss well to coat evenly. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight before serving, for best results.

Notes

*To sub Bag coleslaw mix—use two 14oz bags coleslaw mix in place of cabbage and carrot.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 45mgPotassium: 374mgFiber: 4gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 2.676IUVitamin C: 83mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Reminded me of coleslaw from my younger years. Very fresh and tasty. Looking forward to having it with BBQ tonight. I’ll try your other recipes next. Thanks.