May 17, 2015

Sweet & Sour Slaw Recipe

Leave that mayo in the fridge!  Grab your apple cider vinegar and whip up this tasty no-mayo Sweet & Sour Slaw recipe instead.

Sweet & Sour Slaw

I adore coleslaw ... but I don't always adore all the mayonnaise that comes along with traditional slaw.  And that's why I love this no-mayo Sweet & Sour Slaw recipe!  With this slaw, you get to enjoy all the slaw goodness ... without  all the mayo.

The sweetness of just a touch of sugar and the tang of apple cider vinegar combine beautifully to deliver up a fabulous sweet-and-sour crunchy slaw.

And by using packaged cabbage-and-carrot coleslaw mix available from the grocery store, you can have this Sweet & Sour Slaw recipe ready in minutes!

Sweet & Sour Slaw

Toss everything together, let it stand for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld ... and you're done.  A tasty and beautiful side is ready to go.

Sweet & Sour Slaw is especially perfect on top of or alongside pulled pork sandwiches or burgers.

Sweet & Sour Slaw

Or, if you're like me and always looking for something quick and healthy for lunch, pair a big scoop of Sweet & Sour Slaw with a grilled or roasted chicken breast for a tasty, lower calorie lunch {or dinner} option.

So leave that mayo in the fridge!  Grab your apple cider vinegar instead and whip up a tasty batch of no-mayo Sweet & Sour Slaw.

Sweet & Sour Slaw
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Sweet & Sour Slaw
Source:  Adapted from Cooking Light magazine
(Printable recipe)
  • 1 (14 oz.) package cabbage-and-carrot coleslaw
  • 1 1/2 T. granulated sugar
  • 3 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 1/2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. chopped green onions
  • 1 T. chopped cilantro {optional}
  1. In a large bowl, combine sugar, vinegar, olive oil, and salt; stir with a whisk until sugar dissolves.
  2. Add coleslaw, green onion, and cilantro {if including} and toss to combine. Let stand for about 10 minutes to let flavors meld. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


  1. I think I'd really enjoy this slaw! It will be perfect to have with bbq's this summer. Thanks for sharing on Weekend bites

  2. Love this twist on typical slaw! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  3. Oh my goodness such a wonderful mix of flavors!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Tuesday xo

  4. MMM! This sounds SO good. I'm getting ready to go to the store and will be picking up a package of chopped cabbage. Thanks a million for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck. Have a wonderful week.

  5. I love the flavor of this slaw, awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Yum! This looks delicious! Thanks so much for posting this. I am going to make it as soon as possible. Keep posting awesome recipes like this I am way excited to see what is to come!

  7. I love cole slaw and this twist on one of my fave things is looking yummy! Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! Hope to see you back Sun night 9PM EST! :-)


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