Classic vegan coleslaw is filled with colorful veggies and a creamy homemade dressing

Classic Vegan Coleslaw

During a recent grocery shopping trip, I suddenly received inspiration to make a vegan, soy free version of pulled pork using jackfruit.

Everyone knows that no bbq pulled pork sandwich is complete without a tasty, refreshing coleslaw piled high on top.

Enjoy this Classic Vegan Coleslaw as a healthy side at a summer bbq or picnic, or pile it on top of my BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sliders!

Veggie bullet makes spirializing and chopping veggies so much easier. I used one to prep the veggies for this vegan coleslaw recipe.

I recently got my hands on an amazing kitchen tool that has made food prep so much easier! My new Veggie Bullet has already inspired so many new recipes because it reduces the stress on my wrists caused by constant chopping. I highly recommend it!


Toasted buns piled with bbq jackfruit and cole slaw, served with purple sweet potato fries
This Classic Vegan Coleslaw is the perfect pairing with BBQ Pulled Jackfruit for a yummy slider!

Create this yummy plant-based recipe and tag me in your photos on social!

Classic Vegan Coleslaw

This classic and creamy vegan coleslaw is filled with a rainbow of veggies including carrots, cabbage, and cilantro.
Prep Time30 mins
Refrigeration30 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Plant Based, Vegan
Keyword: Classic Coleslaw Recipe, Coleslaw, Vegan Coleslaw
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Maya Howard


  • Veggie Bullet or Handheld Grater


  • 4 Cups Red Cabbage Shredded
  • 4 Cups Green Cabbage Shredded
  • 2 Cups Carrots Shredded
  • 1 Cup Cilantro Chopped
  • ¾ Cup Vegan Mayo
  • 1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ Lemon
  • ½ Tsp Celery Seed *
  • 1 Tsp Honey Small drizzle
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • ½ Tsp Sea Salt


  • Shred the cabbage and carrots with a vegetable shredding appliance such as the Veggie Bullet or alternatively with a handheld grater. Combine them in a large bowl with cilantro and mix evenly.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients for the coleslaw dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the veggies and mix everything together.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate the coleslaw for at least 30 min prior to serving.


*I know the amount of celery seed added is minimal, but this spice adds a necessary flavor punch to the coleslaw dressing!
Feel free to purchase a pre-shredded coleslaw mix to prepare this classic coleslaw and simply combine it with the homemade dressing.
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