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Sweet and Tangy Vinegar Coleslaw

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 5 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad, Side
  • Cuisine: American


Tangy and full of flavor, this healthy oil free Sweet and Tangy Vinegar Coleslaw is ridiculously easy, fast, and utterly delicious!  If you are hankering for a healthy alternative side salad or a great way to dress up a burger, then this one really fits the ticket.  Crisp and crunchy cabbage, sweet carrots, and zesty red onions are perfectly complemented with a vinaigrette dressing that has hints of sweetness and tangy undertones.  Perfect as a veggie burger or sloppy joe topper, for barbecues, or as a great side salad, it is sure to absolutely delight your taste buds, making it this week’s awesome Whip It Up Wednesday recipe.

Whole Food Plant Based, vegan, plant based, oil free, refined sugar free, no highly processed ingredients, and gluten free.


  • 116 oz. package coleslaw mix (shredded green cabbage, carrots)
  • 1 handful red cabbage, shredded (optional)
  • ½ medium red onion, thinly sliced

Dressing Ingredients:

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon miso*
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons organic maple syrup (+/- to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon celery seed (optional) *(See Notes)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt(+/-) *
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (+/-)

Serving Ideas: 


  1. Place all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl, whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Place the coleslaw mix, red cabbage, and red onion slices in a bowl, toss to mix.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the coleslaw mix, red cabbage, red onions and toss to combine.
  4. Taste the coleslaw, add more seasoning if desired.
  5. Serve as a delicious side salad, in a sandwich or wrap.


*Celery Seed:  The celery seed is optional. If you have never tried it before, we suggest you try adding a tiny bit in a small bowl before adding it to the entire slaw.  It has a strong distinct flavor.  Most likely you will either love it or hate it.  ?

*Miso:  We used Miso Master Organic Mellow White Premium Lite Miso, Certified Gluten Free.  Miso really lends itself to balancing flavors when you don’t use oil. You can also substitute with chickpea miso for a soy free version.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Makes:  4 to 5 servings

*Storage:  Refrigerate, use within 5 days.