Looking for an easy and healthy side dish for your summer meals? Look no farther than this paleo, GAPS, whole30 and vegan Quick & Simple Coleslaw!
It’s almost summer. Down here in the south, it’s been feeling like summer for the past month, but I know it’s going to get even hotter. So I’m getting prepped with the easy summer dinners. Er, I mean, side dishes.
Yeah… sometimes side dishes become meals in our house. Especially when it gets steamy out and I’m too tired to make a full meal! #momlife
Thankfully my kiddos (and hubby) don’t really care. They’re happy to eat a big ol’ bowl of popcorn for lunch, or have a smoothie, a salad, or something like this quick & simple coleslaw.
Yep, easy is always a winner for me. And this coleslaw is about as easy as a recipe comes! It’s full of fresh veggies that I usually always have on hand, and the rest of the ingredients are easily found in a real-foodie’s kitchen, too.
Unlike some slaws or salads, there’s no fancy dressing to mix up, either. Just a little oil and vinegar and you’re good to go!
It didn’t take long for this quick & simple coleslaw to join the list of favorite side dishes in my house!
Some of our other favorites include:
- Pan Fried Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Dried Cranberries
- Creamy Potato Salad with Bacon & Chives
- Savory Turkey Rice
- Garlic & Parmesan Colcannon
All the diets.
If you’re doing a special diet like paleo, GAPS, whole30, etc., you can still enjoy this coleslaw. With the few ingredients that it contains, there’s not much to need to leave out. And it’s even vegan… though I don’t care much about that. 😉 So go ahead and mix up a batch and enjoy!
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Quick & Simple Coleslaw
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
- 1/2 large head of white cabbage
- 2 large carrots
- 1 cucumber
- 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 c. avocado oil
- 2 t. Himalayan salt
- a couple dashes of pepper
Finely chop the cabbage, carrots, and cucumber and place in a large bowl.
In a liquid measuring cup, stir remaining ingredients.
Pour over veggies and mix to combine.
Store leftovers in fridge.
Letting the coleslaw sit for 15-20 minutes will help the flavors blend more!
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A non-mayo coleslaw, love it! Great, quick idea for variety!
Thanks! I love how easy it is to mix up!
Looks so crisp and happy yummy, not like those nasty kits of coleslaw! Love that you used avo oil
Thanks! It’s 100x better than a kit! And so easy, too. 😉
You can never go wrong with a yummy coleslaw all year long! This looks so flavorful and refreshing.
Agreed. 😉 Thanks, Jean!
I am all about the slaw…and the quick and simple!
Me too! 😉
I love a drier coleslaw! This looks just like what the Frenchman would order, too!
How delicious. I love the acv in this! Yum!
Yes please! We are big cole slaw fans at my place.. Easy. Cooling. Refreshing side dish that goes with any summer BBQ! Made me laugh to think of you tossing some popcorn at the kids..
Haha. Some days just need easy… 😉
Simple is always best! And I have to say this looks scrumptious!
Thanks! I agree. 😉
What a perfect slaw for a summer picnic, can’t wait to give this recipe a try!
Thanks! I hope you enjoy it!
This slaw looks so yummy! I love the cucumber that you added into it, what a great idea! Nice little pop of color too.
Lucky me! I’ve got all the ingredients in my fridge already. Love this simple recipe that sounds so easy to throw together. One of those recipes I’ll be keeping in my back pocket.
I hope you get a chance to enjoy it, Tina!
Love how simple it is this beautiful recipe. Perfect year round. Thanks for sharing !
I am always making cole slaw at home – it is so simple and so much more delicious and crisp than anything I could bring home from the store 🙂
It is! I don’t even like the pre-made stuff, but homemade I can devour!
A side-dish meal is basically all I can handle in the crazy summer heat! Coleslaw is one of my faves, this one looks so tasty.
Haha. Glad I’m not alone! 😉