The Best Vegan Coleslaw Recipe For Summer

Who said coleslaw needs animal products?


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A bowl full of vegan and oil-free coleslaw This coleslaw is oil-free and completely plant-based - Media Credit: Amber Asakura

Coleslaw is a summer staple, a trusted side dish at BBQs, garden parties, and picnics all over the world. It’s traditionally heavy on animal products, containing egg-based mayo as well as dairy sour cream. But the below vegan coleslaw recipe is completely free from animal products.

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It comes from Clean Food Dirty Girl, and it’s also oil-free. The dressing used is a homemade vegan mayo, which features white beans, soaked cashews, and mustard powder. Traditional coleslaw ingredients like dill, cabbage, carrot, and green onion also feature in this recipe. It’s bound to be a crowdpleaser at any summer event you’re planning.

Here’s how to make it.

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Vegan coleslaw

Love it or hate it, coleslaw is a staple on American tables for a reason. There are a hundred ways to make it, but at its core, it’s simple, affordable, forgiving, and we think it’s damn tasty. If you love the slightly bitter crunch of cabbage wrapped in creamy mayo and dusted with dill, you’ll go crazy for the best vegan coleslaw with oil-free mayo
A bowl full of vegan and oil-free coleslaw
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Duration15 minutes
Prep Time15 minutes
Servings4 people


White bean mayo
  • cup raw cashews, soaked in water for 10 minutes
  • ¾ cup canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup water
  • tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp salt
Best vegan coleslaw
  • ½ cup white bean mayo
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • ½  tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ⅙  tsp black pepper
  • 4 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup carrot, peeled or unpeeled and grated or shredded
  • ¼ cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, minced


White bean mayo

  • Drain the cashews (discard the soaking water) and place into your blender along with the remaining ingredients.
  • Blend until perfectly smooth and creamy.

Best Vegan Coleslaw

  • Place the White Bean Mayo, dill, lemon juice, onion powder, and black pepper into a mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
  • Add the cabbage, carrot, green onion, and parsley and toss until the cabbage is coated well.
  • Serve immediately or let the flavors meld in the fridge for a few hours.

This recipe was created by Clean Food Dirty GirlStart a trial to Plant Fueled Life for more plant-based and oil-free recipes like this. Photos by Amber Asakura.

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