Red cabbage slaw recipe

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This red cabbage slaw recipe is a great twist on a classic. The red cabbage works wonders with the sweet honey and mayo sauce.

red cabbage slaw
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories90 Kcal5%
Fat9 g13%
Saturated Fat1 g5%

A colourful twist on a crunchy classic. This red cabbage slaw is packed with sweet honey and mayo dressing and a pop of poppyseed flavour.

Making coleslaw with red cabbage adds an earthier flavour than traditional white cabbage, as well as adding a boost of extra nutrients. If you have one, use a mandolin to save time and slice the veggies thinly. There’s a fair bit of chopping and slicing involved, but throwing together this tasty side is a doddle. Perfect for BBQs and buffets, this red cabbage slaw will brighten up any meal. Definitely one of our favourite red cabbage recipes.


  • 4 tbsps mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tsps honey
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1⁄4 red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1-2 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 3-4 spring onions, sliced
  • Salt and ground black pepper




  1. Mix together the mayonnaise, honey and seasoning to taste and then stir in the poppy seeds. Stir in the cabbage, carrot and spring onions and season before serving.

Top tips for making this red cabbage slaw

  • For added crunch, add a handful of chopped walnuts or toasted pumpkin seeds before serving

  • The coleslaw is best eaten on the day it’s made but will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge

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