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Vegan KFC Coleslaw (Copycat)

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 3 1/2 Cups 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Zippy, slightly sweet, and utterly delicious, this Vegan KFC Coleslaw copycat recipe is sure to be a new family favorite.



Base Ingredients:

  • 4 cups grated cabbage *
  • ¼ cup grated carrots *
  • ½ cup finely sliced green onions * 

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (raw) cashews *
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar (+/-) *
  • 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (+/-)
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon yellow mustard *
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ to 1 ¼ teaspoons sea salt (+/-) *

Optional Topping:

  • Sprinkle sweet paprika


  1. Place the cashews into a small bowl, cover with boiling water and allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes, then drain off and discard the water. Place the soaked cashews into a high-speed blender along with all the remaining Dressing Ingredients. Blend on high until smooth and emulsified.
  2. Place all the Base Ingredients into a large bowl, mix to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  3. Pour the dressing over the mixture, gently toss. Taste test for flavor.  Add more seasoning, if needed.  Place in a serving bowl. Optional – add a light sprinkle of sweet paprika to the top. Best if served immediately.  Refrigerate leftovers.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

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

*Serving:  Makes 3 to 3 1/2 cups