UPDATED: 4/24/16 Every once in awhile, there’s a recipe that just goes slightly viral and then, there’s the recipe that is by far the most popular recipe on a blog. For The Veg Life!, this Vegan Coleslaw is THAT recipe. I never would have imagined that my little obsession with this simple coleslaw recipe would resonate so strongly with my vegan readers. And I must confess, I literally just mindlessly ate the entire thing like popcorn while editing this post! Perhaps it’s safe to say my “little” obsession may be an even bigger one 😉 The recipe hasn’t changed, but I have updated the photo. I do hope you’ll try this one and feel free to make it your own. Enjoy! ~Aimee
Little known fact about me…I love coleslaw! I really do. I’m not sure why, but it’s in my top 5 favorite foods I think. And now I have a delicious vegan version to enjoy.
There is a certain seafood restaurant chain with a red lobster (hint hint) in it’s logo whose coleslaw happened to be my all-time favorite before I chose to do the vegetarian/vegan thing. I really wanted to see if I could somehow come close to that recipe using all vegan ingredients. We’re lucky that both vegan mayonnaise and sour cream are now more readily available to us. My local grocery store carries both! From there, it’s all about the seasoning.
Now, at that famous abovementioned restaurant, they add celery seed. While I’m not necessarily opposed, I’m not necessarily a fan either. I left it out, but you could add it. I prefer lots of freshly ground black pepper. I get my love of pepper from my grandfather. I remember as a child seeing him put pepper on everything! And now, so do I. Please feel free to season according to your own personal taste.
Make a big batch of this Vegan Coleslaw. It doesn’t get watery or runny like some do. Hate that. It stores well in the refrigerator for several days. For some reason, mine never seems to make it that long 😉
If you make this recipe, snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @theveglife1 I always love seeing what you come up with.
Perhaps you are like me and have Barbecuing on the brain. Here are a few others:
And finally…how about a little lemonade to go with all that?