Coleslaw is a quintessential summer food. Actually, it is a type salad that is perfect to serve with certain food, e.g. Spaghetti, baked beans, BBQ. This is vegan coleslaw, and is super easy to make, and delicious to eat!
If you look online for vegan coleslaw recipes, they require numerous ingredients and very intensive to make. Even the recipes titled “easy” require elaborate ingredients and prep-time. I was exhausted just reading the details of those recipes.
My blog, Veganista, presents food and beverages that are easy, requiring few ingredients and little prep time. New vegans and busy vegans, and vegans who really don’t like to cook will find this recipe perfect. I used the following ingredients:
- Prepackaged coleslaw (Organic is best)
- One red or green apple shredded
- Ready made Vegan Dressing & Spread (Mayo)
- Choice of soy milk or hemp milk
- Celery seed
- Sea salt
- Dash of oil, e.g. olive oil or sunflower oil
Empty slaw into a mixing bowl
- Empty coleslaw and apple into a bowl
- Combine desired amount of vegan dressing & spread, plant-based milk, celery seed, and sea salt, and oil in another bowl
- Whisk together and pour over coleslaw
- Toss to blend and coat coleslaw
- Transfer into a glass casserole type dish with a lid
- Refrigerate and serve.
What makes my coleslaw stand out is the shredded apple and oil. The result is a delicious, lightly sweet, and creamy, fresh and crunchy tasting coleslaw. I pour the dressing a little at a time to be careful not to over saturate or make it soupy and soggy. I aim for a crisp and crunchy bite.
Vegan Consciousness-raising: Again, not all coleslaw is the same. There are many versions. However, as vegans, we choose the healthiest and tastiest version. Thus, ready made coleslaw dressing is not acceptable, especially because it contains animal ingredients and lots of sugars, and other unnecessary ingredients. If there is a vegan ready made coleslaw dressing at your grocer, try it. But, the ingredients for my coleslaw are items that are always in my refrigerator and in my cabinets.
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