Creamy Cole Slaw with Dairy-Free Dressing

Yes, mayonnaise is dairy free!  The good news is that you can use mayo to add creaminess to many recipes and dressings because the ingredients are typically eggs, vinegar and oil.  I usually buy a reduced fat version and my favorite is from Trader Joe’s.  Maple syrup is used in place of white sugar in this recipe because it contains important minerals.  This dish is best if prepared in advance and stored in the fridge so that the flavors can marry and the cabbage has time to soften.  Double or triple the recipe for cook outs or keep it on hand to top a turkey or pulled pork sandwich.  Yum!


12 oz package of cole slaw

1/3 cup of reduced fat mayo

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp white vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste

Start off whisking the wet ingredients in the bottom of the serving bowl.  Once combined, add the cole slaw and stir until coated.  Season with salt and pepper.  Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving.

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