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Real Food Summer Picnic Series :: Classic Coleslaw :: Grain Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free Option

June 23, 2014

Real Food Summer Picnic Series :: Classic Coleslaw :: Grain Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free Option
I think coleslaw is one of my favorite summer foods.

That is such a bold statement because summer brings so much great food!

Real Food Summer Picnic Series :: Classic Coleslaw :: Grain Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free Option
But this coleslaw has been a labor of love to get just right – and I’m so excited to share it with you. Even if you aren’t usually one to go for the coleslaw at a picnic, you are going to be blown away at the flavor in this one.

Real Food Summer Picnic Series :: Classic Coleslaw :: Grain Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free Option
The dressing itself can stand on its own and is one of my secrets to the coleslaw. It is one of my husband’s favorite dressings even on a regular salad!

Real Food Summer Picnic Series :: Classic Coleslaw :: Grain Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free Option
This recipe makes enough for a small family gathering. If you are prepping for say, a large family reunion, just double up. This is a great dish to make up ahead of time for your gathering since it keeps well in the fridge, and the flavor only gets better over time!

Real Food Summer Picnic Series :: Classic Coleslaw :: Grain Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free Option
And even if you are making it for just your family dinner this week, make up the full batch! The flavors only get better over time as they sit in the fridge and you can use it all week as a lunch or dinner add on. I have even been known, *ahem* to make a large bowl of it my entire lunch!

Real Food Summer Picnic Series :: Classic Coleslaw :: Grain Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free Option
Such simple ingredients. Visit your farmer’s market this week and pick up some of these frugal veggies and you can make your own!

Real Food Summer Picnic Series :: Classic Coleslaw :: Grain Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free Option

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Real Food Summer Picnic Series :: Classic Coleslaw :: Grain Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free Option
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Ingredients
  • 1 small head cabbage sliced thin
  • 2-3 carrots shredded
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup whole sour cream (if you are dairy free use coconut milk yogurt)
  • 1 TB juice from a lemon (could go more if you like it more tart)
  • 1-2 TB raw honey (local if possible!)
  • 1 TB garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ⅛ – ¼ cayenne pepper
  • ½ - 1 tsp sea salt to taste
  • ¼ - ½ tsp pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Put the cabbage, carrots, and green onions in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the veggies and combine.
  4. Refrigerate the coleslaw for a couple hours before serving.

Keep me posted if you try my favorite summer coleslaw! What is your favorite summer dish?

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21 Comments

  • Reply Raia June 24, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Yum! I think I might be trying this… I’ve got a bunch of cabbage in the fridge I need to use! :)

    • Reply Renee Kohley June 24, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      Yeah! Let me know how the family likes it!

  • Reply The Food Hunter June 24, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Love the dressing

  • Reply Rachel @ day2dayjoys June 24, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Your food pictures are beautiful, this colesalw looks amazing! Pinning! :)

  • Reply CJ June 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    OMG…..the sauce for this slaw was AMAZING! I only made a little slaw so I had leftover sauce. I put it on taco salad and leftover fajitas on a bed of lettuce. So freaking good!

    • Reply Renee Kohley June 29, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      I know, right?! That’s great – we love it on salad too! Thanks for coming back to let me know :)

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