Healthy Coleslaw Recipe

spicy red cabbage coleslaw

Red cabbage makes a great healthy coleslaw recipe.

Red cabbage makes a lovely healthy coleslaw recipe.

Red cabbage has many nutritional benefits, and one of my favorite ways to eat it is in this healthy coleslaw recipe.

First, here is a partial list of the amazing nutritional properties of red cabbage: it is a wonderful source of Vitamin C, rich source of vitamin A, and an abundant source of Vitamin E. Red cabbage contains large quantities of sulfur, and other minerals that work as cleansing agents for the digestive system.  It has anti-cancer properties and prevents osteoporosis. There’s more, but that should be enough to convince you to eat red cabbage!

Now, my healthy coleslaw recipe featuring red cabbage. (Spoiler alert—there is no mayo in this recipe).

healthy coleslaw

Yum! Red cabbage coleslaw.

Recipe: Spicy Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Summary: this healthy coleslaw recipe goes great with any meal


  • 1 small red cabbage
  • 3 or 4 carrots
  • 2 small green bell peppers
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • juice of two lemons
  • 1 to 2 tsp chipotle seasoning (or chili powder)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • pepper to taste

making healthy coleslaw

  1. Slice the cabbage into thin strips and put in a mixing bowl.
  2. Julianne the carrots (or, if you want, grated them) and add to bowl.
  3. Slice the green pepper into thin strips and add to bowl.
  4. Slice the jalapeno in half. If you don’t want the slaw too spicy, remove the seeds and membrane. Slice into thin strips and add to bowl.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, chipotle seasoning, salt and pepper.
  6. Add the dressing to the vegetables and mix well.
  7. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours. This will be best the next day as the acid from the lemon juice begins to soften the vegetables.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 6

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