janet @ the taste space

No Mayo Coleslaw

In Salads, Sides on August 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM


There was something liberating about making a goal to publish a blog post once a month. The weeks slipped by, as we enjoyed the summer together. Each weekend, we have been having a picnic in a different park. Sometimes we go as a family, just the three of us, and other times, friends join us too. We pack a cooler filled with food along with a blanket and we’re set. Plus baby toys, of course.


Rob really likes coleslaw, so I have been trying different recipes. Carrot-sriracha coleslaw and many iterations of Tropical Cabbage Salad (sometimes with peanuts, too). I wanted a simple coleslaw and this one delivered. The dressing reminded me of the first bean salad I ever made. I recall hunting down celery seeds when I moved away for university because I made mixed bean salads often.

This salad makes a lot, but it also keeps really well. It travels well for a picnic but also packs up nicely for lunches throughout the week. Classic.

Do you have a favourite recipe for coleslaw?


PS. I am sharing this with Souper Sundays.

No Mayo Coleslaw
Adapted from Blackberry Babe

3 lb cabbage, large floppy outer leaves removed and shredded (this is a medium sized head)
2 large carrots, peeled and shredded
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup water
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/4 tsp ground mustard

  1. In a jar that can be fitted with a tight lid, place sugar, oil, water, apple cider vinegar, celery seed and mustard. Place lid and shake until combined well.
  2. Place the shredded cabbage and carrot in a large bowl. Top with dressing. Stir until combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Serves 10.

  1. We got really into coleslaw over summer – I sometimes made a dressing with mayo and sometimes bought a dressing but it was great at bringing more veg to our dinners – your dressing looks great though I am unfamiliar with celery seed – must buy some

  2. This recipe is great for picnics because of the no-mayo angle. I am certainly checking out your sriracha version!

  3. It looks delicious. I love a good crisp coleslaw and I like the addition of the celery seed. I’ve become quite addicted to them lately. 😉 Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays–it’s nice to have you back this week.

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