Cabbage, Carrot & Flaxseed Coleslaw

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of different ways to make coleslaw! Having a bowl of it as a side dish to a meal can really up the flavour of your meal but store bought varieties are often quite fatty. Making coleslaw yourself is a great way to keep the calories down and making a completely plant-based version that is devoid of dairy is perfect for keeping it healthy! It is not only delicious but also incredibly simple and you can easily rustle up a batch while your main meal is cooking. Although coleslaw is traditionally eaten with meat dishes, it is also delicious to have with pasta, pizza or even to mix in with a salad.

To make my recipe for two people you will need the following ingredients.

One cup of savoy cabbage

One cup of purple cabbage

One cup of carrots

One cup of mange tout

Two small red onions

One lemon

Olive oil

Raw honey


Salt & black pepper

Cabbage_Carrot_Flaxseed_ColeslawThe first thing you’ll need to do is wash and finely slice both cups of cabbage and the carrots. You can either do this by hand or with a food processor. Next finely slice the mange tout by hand and slice your red onions. Simply put all of these ingredients into a bowl and mix together.

Cabbage_Carrot_Flaxseed_ColeslawNext, take another bowl and squeeze the juice of your lemon into it. Add to that four tablespoons of olive oil and a pinch of both salt and black pepper. Now is the time to mix in one tablespoon of raw honey before whisking together really well until it becomes creamy. A great way to ensure this dressing is as creamy as possible is to leave the olive oil and lemon in the fridge overnight before you make it! Once your dressing is ready pour it into the first bowl, add a tablespoon of flaxseeds and mix well before serving.



32 Comments Add yours

  1. awax1217 says:

    My wife fell in love with this as she is a vegetarian. Looks good.

  2. komarovstyle says:

    it’s also good for health……. πŸ™‚

  3. karljamaica says:

    Just seeing that was enough for breakfast. Hmmhmm

  4. andy1076 says:

    mmmm so healthy and so yum too! πŸ™‚

  5. Laura says:

    This looks delicious – and I love the idea of adding flaxseeds for a delicious crunch!

  6. Morgan says:

    This does sound good, but Mange Tout??? Im afraid I don’t know what that is 😦

      1. Morgan says:

        AH ok..yes, I love those πŸ™‚ Thank You…it does sound YUMMY!

  7. cttbbelliott says:

    It looks so refreshing. And Healthy! Thanks!

  8. DetoxMama says:

    Looks gorgeous & super healthy! I will be making this!

  9. koel03041995 says:

    This looks so good πŸ™‚

  10. looks good! i’ve just started making one with cabbage, red onion, carrots, pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves. there are so many variations I’ll definitely be trying yours!

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Yours sounds great too!

  11. livingleen says:

    I love playing with coleslaw recipes & this one looks AWESOME!

  12. Dan Antion says:

    That looks very good.

  13. coltrane73 says:

    It may be a little odd to admit, but I’m totally drooling over this slaw at 7:45 in the morning at my desk. I’ve made this before but without the red onions and “mange tout” (which I had to look up to realize they’re snap peas!) and I’ve used AC vinegar instead of lemon. But… I need to try this asap. It looks amazing!

  14. Sounds yummy Julie! Will definitely give it a try. πŸ™‚

  15. BryanTreb says:

    This looks so amazing! Cannot wait to try it!

  16. biancasee says:

    I’ve never met a cole slaw that I could actually eat and enjoy. This may be the one that sells me.

  17. biancasee says:

    Reblogged this on Living and breathing, however neurotically and commented:
    So tempted to try this coleslaw.

  18. Hey great recipe! πŸ™‚

  19. SuzLyfe says:

    I am so excited about summer, and coleslaw reminds me of my husband and I, sitting on the floor of our new apartment last summer as we took a break from building some piece of furniture,drinking a beer and eating a cabbage slaw and stir fry I had made for us. I looooove slaws, and being from the south, lemme tell you there are TOO MANY different ways to make it. In a good way. Can’t wait to try this one!

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Sounds great πŸ™‚ thanks for visiting my blog!

  20. veselasavova says:

    Thanks for following! Your blog is very informative, I will stop by regularly. Love your recipes! πŸ™‚

  21. foodyrach says:

    It’s so nice to see a cole slaw recipe that isn’t slathered in mayo. Looks great!!

  22. Beautiful photos and interesting combinations. I’ve heard that it’s best to grind flax seeds for better absorbent – I wonder if you think different, as I see you’ve added them whole here.

  23. Peppery Silk says:

    Yum! Looks so vibrant.. I must try it over Easter break

  24. mummytries says:

    Love the sound of this! I’ll definitely give it a go at some point πŸ™‚

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