Quick and easy apple cider vinegar coleslaw with shredded green cabbage and carrots. Flavorful, healthy and mayo-free.
Guess what? I’ve started to dabble with video! Yup, I’m a YouTube star in the making. J/k, but I am having fun shooting short videos to showcase my recipes on Facebook and YouTube. I’m super excited about this one featuring my cauliflower pizza crust recipe because I teamed up with a local video production company (Glossy Productions) and the quality is amazing. Check out the vid when you get a minute, let me know what you think and then make the cauli pizza because it’s delish!
Okay, coleslaw time.
If you’re anything like me you probably grew up eating creamy, mayo-based coleslaw. My mom’s recipe uses Miracle Whip and I ate my fair share of creamy coleslaw from fast food spots like KFC and Chick-fil-a. <– I used to be obsessed with Chick-fil-a and I do remember their coleslaw being pretty good. I don’t know why, but I decided to look it up and it’s actually no longer being served at their restaurants, but they shared their recipe here if you’re interested.
Nowadays I much prefer a vinegar based coleslaw over one with mayo. The vinegar dressing is lighter and really lets the veggies shine.
The version I’m sharing today is a pretty classic recipe seasoned with a simple 6-ingredient vinaigrette. To really boost the nutritional content I used apple cider vinegar and instead of white sugar I went with maple syrup. Maple syrup is unrefined and has antioxidants, as well as other vitamins and minerals including a good amount of zinc and manganese.
If you’re interested in learning more about why I love ACV, check out this post about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar.
Okay so to make this slaw you’ll need shredded cabbage and carrots. I used green cabbage, but feel free to use a mix of green and red. And if you want to make the process amazingly easy, you can totally buy packaged coleslaw mix. Just be sure to measure out about 5 cups so you have a good dressing to salad ratio.
This salad is pretty low in calories, oil-free and is perfect for serving as a light and refreshing side salad or as a crunchy topping for green salads, grilled meat, fish tacos, burgers or bbq sandwiches. I hope you like it as much as we do!
Apple Cider Vinegar Coleslaw
- In a large bowl toss together shredded cabbage and carrots.
- Combine vinegar, maple syrup, dry mustard, celery seed, salt and ground pepper in a small bowl. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Let mixture sit for at least 10 minutes in the fridge, stir and serve.
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