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Coleslaw with Purple Cabbage

Homemade coleslaw is so easy to make. This coleslaw with purple cabbage creates such a beautiful side dish to serve with your favorite meal. This recipe is crunchy, creamy, with a little bit of sweetness.

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Head of Purple Cabbage
Head of Purple Cabbage

Colorful Vegetables

This purple cabbage is just so beautiful. There are so many colorful options of vegetables to use in your recipes. While I could use the everyday green cabbage, which I have many times, this purple cabbage just dressed up the side dish so much that I couldn’t pass it up. Just look at this picture of the cabbage and the carrot. I think I could crochet something with these colors…yum 🙂

purple cabbage and carrot

Shredding Cabbage

I have used a box grater to shred the cabbage very fine, or used a food processor grater. For this recipe today, I just used a chef knife and sliced the red cabbage very thin. The carrot was shredded using my box grater.

Food Prep Ahead of Time

The cabbage can be shredded a few days ahead and stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the coleslaw. The dressing can be made ahead of time too. I generally add the dressing to the cabbage about 1 hour before it is to be eaten. If there is any left over, it will keep in the refrigerator for a day or two; however, the cabbage will get quite soggy. My family still gobbles it up…they don’t seem to mind.

Picture of the Homemade Coleslaw with Purple Cabbage

purple cabbage and carrot
Coleslaw with Purple Cabbage and Carrots
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Coleslaw with Purple Cabbage

Fresh and colorful coleslaw. Homemade salad dressing is paired with fresh cabbage.
Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cabbage, easy, fresh, recipe, salad, Salad Dressing
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 122kcal


  • 14 Oz. Cabbage Purple Cabbage for this one-shredded
  • 1 medium to large Carrot shredded
  • 1 Cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar adjust to taste
  • 1/4 Tsp. Lemon Juice
  • Pinch Salt adjust to taste
  • Pinch Pepper adjust to taste


  • Shred cabbage and carrot.
  • Mix Miracle Whip salad dressing, milk, sugar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Until mixed and creamy
  • Pour salad dressing over shredded cabbage and carrot. Mix.
  • 4. Spoon into serving dish and Enjoy

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Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 2099IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg
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Dorothy Berry-Lound

Saturday 9th of June 2018

I love purple cabbage! Try the cabbage with walnuts, Roquefort cheese and mayonnaise, just wonderful.


Saturday 9th of June 2018

Sounds delicious. I will have to try that one, I like all the ingredients you listed. Thanks for sharing.

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