Coleslaw is a summer favorite and I made a version without any animal products. My coleslaw takes just a few minutes to prepare and will keep well in the fridge for a week or more in an airtight container. This coleslaw is light and extremely enjoyable.

I created the recipe out of the need to finish some cabbage that I had in my refrigerator one week. Coleslaw came to mind and I searched for healthy, plant-based recipes for coleslaw. I came across no recipes online that fit my standards so I decided to mix and match parts of various recipes to suit my desires and equipment available. The first time I ate my Colorful Coleslaw I thought it was good. A few days later I thought it was even better!  If you have enough patience to allow the coleslaw to marinate in the fridge for a few days you will be rewarded. If you can’t, you will still enjoy yourself nonetheless.


You may be surprised to find a coleslaw recipe that is not creamy (and full of mayonnaise or fat) but I dare you to give this one a try. Allowing the coleslaw to marinate for 24 hours or more allows the flavor to develop and enhance. Colorful Coleslaw is perfect for taking to a picnic, potluck or to the lake on a warm day.

Vegan and free of added salt, oil, gluten, soy, nuts and seeds.

Reasons to love this recipe: practically fat-free, 10 ingredients or less, keeps well refrigerated, low maintenance

Serves 6


  • 3 cups cabbage, grated
  • 1 cup carrot, grated
  • 1 cup zucchini, grated
  • 4 tsp of sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp dry parsley
  • Black pepper to taste


Combine prepared ingredients in a bowl and toss. Chill for at least 6 hours before enjoyment, but it is better to allow it to sit for 24 hours or more.

  • Updated 3 years ago
Sara Binde

Sara is a health and nutrition coach. She advocates for a whole foods plant-based lifestyle and teaches the world how to achieve weight loss.