Tangy Purple Cabbage Slaw

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This tangy purple cabbage slaw is a simple healthy side dish and pairs well with tacos, sandwiches or grain bowls. It adds a beautiful pop of color to any meal!

  • Author: Leanne Ray, MS, RDN
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 medium head of purple cabbage, cored and sliced thin
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1 small bunch dino kale, chopped into small pieces 


  1. Add vinegar through brown sugar in a jar and whisk with a fork until well combined. Slowly stream in olive oil while mixing. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add cabbage, shredded carrots, and kale to a large bowl. Pour dressing over the top and toss with tongs until totally coated. 



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  • The slaw gets better after the flavors meld overnight and the vegetables get more tender, but is best eaten within 2-3 days.