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Red cabbage paleo coleslaw


Red cabbage paleo coleslaw

Local cabbages are in season, and when we were gifted with one from a neighbor, I knew it was destined to be a sweet, tangy coleslaw. It makes for a nice side dish if you’re having a casual meal of burgers, sausages or other barbecue, and it’s a great way to add color and crunch to any meal.

This paleo coleslaw is refined-sugar free, but sweetened with raw honey. Its tang is from raw apple cider vinegar, which has many health benefits, along with being a prebiotic food (it helps feed the healthy bacteria in your gut). Best of all, this coleslaw tastes amazing – way better than some dyed green concoction in a bucket, and it’s got plenty of antioxidant power with the red cabbage, green peppers and bright orange carrots. Enjoy!

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Red cabbage paleo coleslaw

Rating: 51

Yield: About 8 cups

Red cabbage paleo coleslaw


  • 1/4 cup of raw honey
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Coleslaw:
  • 1/2 head of red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup raw, hulled sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the dressing ingredients and heat on medium-high heat, bringing the mixture to a boil, then reducing the heat to low and simmer for three minutes.
  2. Combine all the coleslaw ingredients except for the seeds, and pour dressing over to evenly coat.
  3. Cool the coleslaw in the fridge, and allow the dressing to infuse the coleslaw for at least one hour. Sprinkle the sesame seeds and sunflower seeds, and toss lightly before serving.

Vivian is the founder of the Real Food Guide and a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) who believes that each individual needs to go on their own Real Food Journey to find what works. While she herself eats a diet of real food (aka a paleo diet), some people may find that they can flourish on a vegetarian diet instead. However, universal to optimal health and well-being is good quality, nutrient-dense, Real Food.

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September 11 |

8 thoughts on “Red cabbage paleo coleslaw

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  4. Emily says:

    I made this recipe and YUM! Best cole slaw we’ve ever had! I left out the carrots because my husband’s allergic, but I followed the rest of it to a T. I think it’s the balsamic vinegar that makes the big difference here, and the added crunch of the seeds was nice. I’ll be saving this recipe for the future!

  5. […] found this recipe for a warm vinaigrette. I followed this recipe as it was. the only thing I did differently was use regular mustard and […]

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