How to Make Veggie Slaw (Without a Recipe)

I’m a texture girl, and I am obsessed with slaws. The crunch, the tang, the infinite variations and pairings… I just can’t get enough. Here’s a general formula (a.k.a unrecipe) for slawin’ it up all year long.

Veggie Slaw Template

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Active Time: 10 minutes


Thinly Shredded Cruciferous Veggies (A Big Bowl Full!)

  • Green or purple cabbage, shredded
  • Kale, shredded
  • Bagged coleslaw mix

Veggies (Choose Any)

  • Carrots, grated
  • Broccoli stems, grated
  • Bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • Mung bean sprouts
  • Broccoli florets

Something Creamy (2-3 Tbsp)

  • Mayo
  • Olive oil
  • Tahini
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Peanut Sauce, recipe in notes
  • Cilantro Lime Dressing, recipe in notes

Something Tangy (1-2 Tbsp)

  • Lime juice, fresh squeezed
  • Lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • White or red wine vinegar

Something Crunchy (2-3 Tbsp)

Something Naturally Sweet

  • Apples, diced
  • Mango or Peach, diced
  • Dried fruit, cranberries, raisins
  • Honey, 1 Tbsp

Aromatic Fresh Herbs (1 Bunch)

  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Basil, chopped
  • Parsley, chopped
  • Green onions, sliced

Seasonings (to Taste)

  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Dijon mustard
  • Celery seeds
  • Cumin


  • Mix everything together with your hands or tongs. Adjust seasonings and ingredients to taste. Be creative! There are no slaw rules!
  • Keeps well in the fridge for a day or two.
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Complete The Meal

I just LOVE the combination of bright, crunchy, tangy slaw, sweet and smoky BBQ sauce, and savory, creamy potato salad. It’s like a summer picnic in your mouth. For a different flavor direction, I also love to put Thai peanut sauce on a crunchy cabbage slaw.

In this video, I show you how to make my favorite simple slaw and a quick potato salad. The beans are literally just chickpeas or white beans heated for a few minutes with a splash of barbecue sauce, nothing fancy, but so yummy!


  1. Donna Savage

    Wonderful! Thank you so much!

  2. Audrey

    Thank you so much for your recipes. What tahini do you use?

  3. Elizabeth Diane

    This is amazing!!! Thank you for all of you wonderful recipes ❣️❣️❣️❣️

  4. Elaine

    What is that brown meat together with this slaw/ salad? It looks delicious with the brown meat and corn. How did you cook the meat?

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