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Coleslaw Minus the Mayo

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This mayo free coleslaw takes just minutes to prepare and is full of tangy, delicious flavor.  It’s a perfect addition to any backyard BBQ or picnic.

This mayo free coleslaw takes just minutes to prepare and is full of tangy, delicious flavor. It's a perfect addition to any backyard BBQ or picnic.

I happen to love coleslaw  just about any way it’s made.  Unfortunately, my family doesn’t share that love.  

I’m the only person in the house who likes mayo and since coleslaw usually has mayo in in it, I could never get them to even try it.  Since I feel that coleslaw makes a great side dish, I went on a quest to create a dressing for coleslaw that didn’t have mayo in it.

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This mayo free coleslaw takes just minutes to prepare and is full of tangy, delicious flavor. It's a perfect addition to any backyard BBQ or picnic.

What I came up with is a vinaigrette.  I use dijon mustard to make it a little bit creamy and then sweeten it with either agave nectar or honey.  It’s so delicious and my family loves it.  

It’s a really easy side dish to make on a weeknight.  The dressing comes together in a snap and then I use a pre-shredded bag of cabbage and mix it all together.  If I’m feeling really crazy, I will add some other veggies to it, so feel free to add any other veggies to it that you like.

It’s also really great to make for a crowd.  The recipe, in fact, is super easy to make in a large bag.  I actually made this coleslaw for two of my kids graduation parties and it was a huge hit both times.

Oh….and since it’s mayo free, it’s great for a picnic or a backyard barbecue!

This mayo free coleslaw takes just minutes to prepare and is full of tangy, delicious flavor. It's a perfect addition to any backyard BBQ or picnic.

Coleslaw Minus the Mayo

Yield: 4-6

Coleslaw Minus the Mayo

Coleslaw Minus the Mayo

This mayo free coleslaw takes just minutes to prepare and is full of tangy, delicious flavor.  It's a perfect addition to any backyard BBQ or picnic.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp cidar vinegar
  • 3 tbsp agave nectar or honey
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 bag pre-shredded cabbage mix

Instructions

In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients, except for the olive oil and cabbage.

Add olive oil in a small stream, whisking constantly, until it's well combined.

Put cabbage mix in a large bowl and toss with dressing, until cabbage is well coated.

Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 342mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 0g

ENJOY!

 

 

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Michelle

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

This recipe looks delicious. I was wondering since honey and mustard are in the ingredients, could I just use a store bought honey mustard? I am making the pulled pork and the Cole slaw for my daughters grad party in a couple weeks. Also, what size bag of Cole slaw did you use? My store had a small bag, a medium bag(3 lbs) and a large bag(5 lbs)? Thanks again!!

Lisa

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

Hi Michelle - I've only made this recipe using both honey and dijon mustard, so I'm not sure if a prepared honey mustard would taste the same. My concern with using prepared honey mustard is that the dressing won't be sweet enough and the mustard flavor will be too strong. For this recipe I used a small bag of coleslaw mix.

Michelle Vanio

Tuesday 26th of June 2018

I am having a grad party for my daughter in two weeks. We are having about 125 guests. 'I'm a little nervous' is an understatement! But your recipes of pulled pork and Cole slaw give me inspiration and hope my friend. I'm starting the pork today. As for the Cole slaw, with the ingredients being honey and mustard could I just purchase and use a honey mustard and how much do you think? Thank you so much for your tips and ideas! Any suggestions on how to make my yard a little bigger??!!

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