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Tangy Coleslaw

Updated: Mar 3, 2020

One of my all-time favourite foods growing up as a kid was coleslaw. I am not sure why, maybe the mayo… It was probably the mayo to be honest….

It still is one of my favourites, and one recipe I love bringing to a summer BBQ. It is quick, easy and lasts for a while in the fridge. So I decided to make a healthier version.

I made this tangy coleslaw the other day and it turned out amazing!

This coleslaw doesn’t only taste good cabbage is loaded with nutrients and helps fight inflammation according to study. It is loaded in Vitamin C which helps fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals have been linked to several different diseases. Also, most of us do not have adequate fibre intake in our diets, cabbage has fibre and will help with elimination of waste and toxins in your body.

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Tangy Coleslaw:

Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, Nut Free

For the Coleslaw Base:

½ head of Cabbage

2 Gala Apples (finely diced)

4 Medium Carrots, peeled

½ Red Onion

For the Dressing:

½ tsp Garlic Powder

¼ Cup Sunflower Butter

¼ Apple Cider Vinegar

½ tsp Himalayan Salt

1-2 tbsp. of Maple Syrup (to taste)

Pepper to taste


For the coleslaw, either shred the cabbage, red onion and carrot in a food processor or cut finely. I cut mine finely for a chunkier texture. Finely dice the apple and add it to the other vegetables.

For the dressing combine all the ingredients in a food processor or a blender to combine. You need something to help blend it smooth or it will come out lumpy, the sunflower butter likes to stick.

You can add some Maple Syrup to taste/sweeten the dressing if necessary. I add about a Tbsp. of Organic Maple Syrup to mine.

The coleslaw is best the day it made but will still be fine the next day. As there isn’t a ton of acid in the salad the apples will brown within a day.

To extend the life of the coleslaw mix the dressing with the cabbage, carrot and onion and add the apple prior to serving.

You can also top with some sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or dried fruit as well.

Dried fruit contains a great amount of sugar, I always look for the ones that are sweetened with apple juice or pineapple juice like this one here.

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