Simple Homemade Paleo Coleslaw

By Jess

5 from 4 ratings

If there’s one thing I’ve learned recently it’s that I should no longer be afraid of mayonnaise – provided I make it myself. This recipe calls for homemade paleo mayo, so if you don’t have a jar of it sitting in your fridge already I highly recommend whipping one up! And have no fear, if you make it with egg whites instead of a whole egg you can use as much mayonnaise as you’d like in this recipe without worrying about over-doing your calorie intake. There are ways to make paleo coleslaw by omitting the mayonnaise all together, but I wanted to recreate the classic coleslaw I grew up on.

Simple Homemade Coleslaw- creamy, tangy & refreshing!

Simple Homemade Coleslaw- creamy, tangy & refreshing!

I prefer mine a little chunkier, so I diced up the two different types of cabbage instead of shredding them. If you’re REALLY looking for a classic slaw, I’d recommend shredding them so the whole dish is more uniform.

This slaw is the perfect amount of tangy and sweet – the vinegar meshes with the mayonnaise and seasonings to create a delightful dressing that you won’t want to stop eating.

paleo coleslaw ingredients

This coleslaw is the perfect side dish or main dish (with a little variation). I ate some of mine for breakfast topped with two fried eggs, which was a delightful mix of warm and cold. Looking for a dinner option? Cook up some chicken breast the way you prefer, then chop and mix with a bit of coleslaw and romaine lettuce. No extra dressing required! The possibilities are endless if you use your imagination, and you’ll want to eat this coleslaw with every meal once you try it.

adding the vinegar


    • ½ head green cabbage
    • ½ head purple cabbage
    • 2 cups shredded carrots
    • ¼ cup white vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
    • ½ tsp sea salt
    • ½ tsp black pepper
    • ½ tsp dry mustard
    • ½ tsp celery seed
    • ½ tsp garlic powder
    • ½ cup homemade paleo mayonnaise


  1. Dice or shred both half heads of cabbage.
  2. Place into a large bowl with shredded carrots, mix well.
  3. Add in vinegar and mayonnaise, mix well.
  4. Add in all seasonings (adding more or less to taste), and mix until cabbage and carrot mixture is fully coated.
  5. Serve and enjoy! Covering and placing in the fridge for about an hour before serving will allow the flavors to fully mature.


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  1. This is so good! We’ve made batch after batch at my house, it’s our go-to coleslaw recipe. I use apple cider vinegar, and I like to add some julienned red bell pepper too. Thank you for this recipe!

    Rating: 5
  2. I’ve been making this for days now and we love it! I have been using apple cider vinegar and a store-bought organic mayo. Good classic flavor!

    Rating: 5
  3. I have basically been living off this recipe since I perfected my paleo avocado mayo. I had another recipe I really liked, but this one has the little bit of added flavour from the garlic powder and celery seed. I think the celery seed is what I love about it!

    I had it for breakfast today :D

    Rating: 5

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