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Simple 5-Ingredient Red Cabbage Coleslaw Recipe

We’re keeping things super simple today with this fresh red cabbage coleslaw recipe requiring just 6-ingredients (that you most likely already have at home) to prepare.

Red cabbage coleslaw served on a plate with chicken and french fries.

Keeping it Simple with this Red Cabbage Coleslaw Recipe

More often than not, a salad with a simple oil and vinegar dressing compliments the main meal the best. Whether it’s fresh greens, cooked beans or cabbage, adding a classic homemade vingerette dressing is really all that’s needed. And in our house, cabbage is a main ingredient that is often used for soups, cabbage rolls, noodle dishes and of course, side salads.

And although we’ve used green onions in this batch of red cabbage coleslaw, we often also make the salad without when we don’t have it on hand. Additionally, if you only have a head of green cabbage, you can also follow this same recipe. Having versatile recipes is a must!

Only 6 Ingredients Needed:

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How to Make Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Shred cabbage and place in large bowl. Add salt, mix together and leave it to sit for 10 minutes.

Shredded red cabbage.

Add vinegar, then pepper and remaining ingredients (oil and green onions). 

Adding green onions to the red cabbage coleslaw.

Mix all together and serve immediately.

Red cabbage coleslaw in a bowl.

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6-Ingredient Red Cabbage Coleslaw Recipe

Jane and Sonja
An easy to make and healthy side dish option, this red cabbage coleslaw recipe requires only 6 simple ingredients.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Croatian
Servings 6 People
Calories 35 kcal


  • ¼ finely shredded red cabbage
  • ½ cup green onions chopped
  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar or balsamic
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil or light olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Shred cabbage.
  • Add salt, mix together and leave to sit for 10 minutes.
  • Add vinegar, then pepper and remaining ingredients.
  • Mix and serve.


Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 205mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 474IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cabbage, salad
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Serve this easy red cabbage coleslaw alongside this grilled pork shoulder, roast turkey breast, or this non-creamy potato salad.

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