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Bowl of Vegan Tropical Coleslaw

Vegan Tropical Coleslaw

  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Crunchy, tangy, and refreshing, this oil-free Vegan Tropical Coleslaw is oh-so-flavorful and perfect for a bbq, potluck, or family gathering.



Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. 8 oz. green cabbage, thinly sliced or grated *
  • 1 medium carrot, julienne sliced or grated *
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges *
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits *
  • ¼ to 1/3 cup red onions, fine dice

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup pineapple juice (from can of pineapple tidbits) *
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits
  • ¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon tahini
  • 1 teaspoon dried ground mustard powder
  • 1 Tablespoon white miso *
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish *
  • ¼ to 1 teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *


  1. Place all the Dressing Ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend on high until smooth and emulsified.  Set aside.
  2. Place the all the Salad Ingredients into a large bowl. Gently toss, then drizzle the Salad Dressing over the salad, mix well to combine.Allow to sit for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to marry.
  3. Taste test and adjust the flavors as needed.


*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:  6