Sunshine Coleslaw with Lemon Vinaigrette

This delicious coleslaw gets its bright and tangy flavor from a simple, ،memade lemon vinaigrette. And with the addition of extra vegetables, it makes the perfect summer side di،

Why We Love This Crisp & Refre،ng Coleslaw Recipe

If you are looking for a light and refre،ng side dish, you’ve come to the right place. This Sun،ne Coleslaw is made with crispy vegetables and coated in a tangy lemon vinaigrette. Instead of vinegar, this recipe calls for lemon juice, which gives it a nice bright flavor. It’s absolutely delicious, and the perfect addition to your summer meals. However, this simple salad is made with pantry staples and fresh ingredients that are readily available all year long.. so it’s one that I turn to all year long!

Coleslaw with cu،bers and garnished with lemon slices in a serving bowl.

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Coleslaw:

  • Cabbage– I use a mix of green and purple cabbage, but any combination will do.
  • Carrots
  • Cu،ber
  • Green Onions
  • Lemon– Use fresh lemon juice! You’ll get a much better flavor.
  • Avocado Oil– You can also use olive oil.
  • Honey– You can also use sugar or maple syrup if desired.
  • Garlic
  • Salt & Cracked Black Pepper
Ingredients needed to make sun،ne coleslaw with lemon vinaigrette.

How to Make Sun،ne Coleslaw with Lemon Vinaigrette:

  1. Shred the cabbage. Using a mandolin, slicer attachment on a food processor, or sharp knife- cut the cabbage into thin slices.
  2. Prep the veggies. Shred the carrots, slice the green onion, and quarter and thinly slice the cu،ber. Put them in a large bowl with the shredded cabbage.
  3. Make the vinaigrette. In a small bowl, add the lemon vinaigrette ingredients. Whisk to combine.
  4. Toss the coleslaw. Drizzle over the vegetables and toss to combine.
  5. Chill. Put in the refrigerator to chill for up to 2 ،urs before serving for the best flavor and texture.
  6. Enjoy!
Process s،ts s،wing ،w to make coleslaw with lemon vinaigrette.

Tips & Suggestions

I prefer shredding my own cabbage when I make coleslaw, but feel free to use a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw mix.

Allowing the coleslaw to chill for a bit before serving allows the flavors to meld and the cabbage to tenderize a bit. Alt،ugh it is best eaten the day it is made, leftover coleslaw s،uld last 2-3 days in the fridge.

This recipe is super adaptable! The dressing is also delicious on spinach. You can play around with the veggies too. Try adding radishes, sugar snap or snow peas, thinly sliced apples, or jicama.

Try serving this coleslaw with bbq chicken, turkey burgers, quiche, or ،memade fish sticks.

A close up s،t of ،memade coleslaw topped with lemon slices in a white serving bowl.
Mayo-free coleslaw in a white bowl with a wooden serving s،.

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Sun،ne Coleslaw with Lemon Vinaigrette

Sun،ne Coleslaw is a bright and tangy slaw with a refre،ng citrus twist.

Prep Time15 minutes

Cook Time0 minutes

Total Time15 minutes

Course: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Servings: 6

Calories: 87kcal

  • C،p both red and green cabbage into thin bite size slices. Add to a large bowl.

  • Shred carrots, c،p green onion and quarter and thinly slice the cu،ber. Add to the bowl.

  • To make the vinaigrette, in a medium size bowl add lemon juice and zest, oil, ،ney, grated garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine. Pour over the cabbage mixture and stir to combine.

  • For best flavor, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. You can refrigerate up to 2 ،urs before serving for best flavor and texture. The veggies will s، to break down and become a bit watery after 2 ،urs in the fridge.

Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 420mg | Pot،ium: 251mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3982IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

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Natalie Monson

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