Purple Cabbage Slaw

Purple Cabbage Slaw

Prepare to add a pop of vibrant color and delightful flavors to your meals with this simple yet unique recipe featuring purple cabbage. Purple cabbage, with its striking hue and crisp texture, is not only visually stunning but also packed with essential nutrients. In this Purple Cabbage Slaw, we take this humble vegetable to new heights by combining it with a tangy and refreshing dressing that will awaken your taste buds.

Often overshadowed by its green counterpart, purple cabbage deserves the spotlight for its nutritional benefits and delicious crunch. With its high levels of antioxidants and vitamin C, this recipe not only offers a feast for the eyes but also promotes a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

So, let’s dive into this easy-to-make recipe and embrace the vibrant world of Purple Cabbage Slaw!

Purple Cabbage Slaw
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Purple Cabbage Slaw

Purple Cabbage Slaw
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Jim


  • 4 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 large carrot , grated
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or parsley (optional)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded purple cabbage, grated carrot, sliced red onion, and optional fresh cilantro or parsley.
  • In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, honey or maple syrup, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt, and black pepper to make the zesty dressing.
  • Pour the zesty dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss until all the ingredients are well-coated.
  • Allow the slaw to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Before serving, sprinkle the toasted sunflower seeds over the slaw for an extra crunch and nutty goodness.
  • Serve the Purple Cabbage Slaw as a refreshing side dish or as a topping for sandwiches, tacos, or grilled meats. Enjoy the vibrant colors and zesty flavors!

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