So simple and ultra versatile, 5-Ingredient Everyday Creamy Cabbage Slaw comes together in minutes and is the perfect quick side dish recipe for just about any meal.
This is one of those side dishes that’s so simple it hardly needs an actual recipe. I make it so often, though, and it’s such a go-to in our house that I wanted share it with you here because it’s a great one to have in your weeknight arsenal and a great way to add more veggies to just about any meal.
It’s really just a matter of thinly slicing some cabbage, and maybe a carrot or two, if you like. Then it’s just a quick whisking together of some mayo or Greek yogurt, a squeeze of lime juice, a little salt, and a toss of everything together. That’s it. As an added bonus, the slaw gets better as it sits, making it a perfect make-ahead option for potlucks or barbecues.
It’s a great side to hamburgers, or anything grilled for that matter. It’s also my favorite veggie side to serve with tacos. If you happen to have extra veggies on hand, feel free to throw them in here, too. It’s really a base recipe that you can experiment with and make your own. Now, let’s make some slaw!
RECIPE & KID-FRIENDLY ADAPTATIONS
1 | Use white balsamic or white wine vinegar in place of the lime juice.
2 | Skip the honey if you’re watching your sugar intake or want to make this recipe Whole30 compliant.
THIS RECIPE IS . . .
Naturally Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegetarian, Paleo and Whole30 Friendly
5-Ingredient Everyday Creamy Cabbage Slaw
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
- 6 cups very thinly sliced cabbage green, purple, or a combination
- 2 large carrots grated (optional)
In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, honey, salt and mayonnaise or yogurt, stirring until well combined.
Add the cabbage and carrots if using, stirring until the cabbage is well coated.
Let sit at least 5 minutes for the flavors to combine. Toss again and serve.
Skip the honey if you're watching your sugar intake or want to make this recipe Whole30 compliant.