Sunday, July 19, 2015

Tangy Coleslaw with Red Onion and Parsley

One of my favorite farmers market purchases during the summer is a nice big head of cabbage. They are usually so big and beautiful, and so inexpensive. Yesterday I saw a nice sized head of cabbage for $1! That feels almost free to me. I am a big cabbage fan so I frequently end up buying a head every couple of weeks through the summer. There is so much you can do with cabbage. I love roasting it with a little olive oil, vinegar and salt. So easy and so delicious and you can eat it hot out of the oven or store it in the fridge and eat it cold throughout the week. 

As much as I love roasted cabbage, during the summer you just have to make a nice big batch of coleslaw every now and then. I love coleslaw, and there are so many different variations that you can play around with. This recipe for tangy coleslaw is a delicious option. It is a little creamy thanks to the Greek yogurt, yet nice and tangy from the cider vinegar. A hint of mustard and some honey for sweetness round out the flavors nicely. I finished it with some minced red onion and chopped parsley for freshness and a little color. Remember this recipe next time you see a nice head of cabbage for sale, you won't regret it!

I don't like my coleslaw to be swimming in dressing, but if you like yours a little saucier, I'd go ahead and double the dressing. How much dressing you need will also depend on the size of your cabbage. Although you can eat this coleslaw immediately after eating it, it only improves with time, so if you have the time, let it sit in the fridge for a few hours, or overnight, to let the flavors meld and it will be even better!

Tangy Coleslaw with Red Onion and Parsley
From Jana

  • 1/4 head green cabbage, finely shredded or chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste

Put your shredded or chopped cabbage in a large bowl. Add the minced red onion and the chopped parsley. Stir to combine. 

In a small bowl, whisk together the cider vinegar, Greek yogurt, dijon mustard, honey, olive oil and salt. 

Pour dressing over cabbage. Toss to combine well. If needed, make a little more dressing and add that to the coleslaw. You can eat immediately, but I've found that the flavors just improve as it sits so if you have time let it rest in the fridge a few hours before serving. 


  1. Great recipe! Do you have any healthier alternatives to the Greek yogurt?

    1. I guess I consider Greek yogurt to be the healthier option (vs sour cream, mayo, cream cheese, stuff like that). If you want fewer calories you can use the 0% fat Greek yogurt (I like the 2% myself!). But if you really don't want to use yogurt, you can just skip it and increase the cider vinegar and the oil by just a little bit. It won't be as creamy, but it should still taste really nice!