General Formula for Crunchy, Tangy & Delicious Veggie Slaws

I’m a texture girl, and I am obsessed with slaws. The crunch, the tang, the infinite variations and pairings… I just can’t get enough. Here’s a general formula for slawin’ it up all year long.

General Veggie Slaw Formula

Veggies | Fat
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Recipe From: Katie’s Bright Kitchen


Thinly Shredded Cruciferous Veggies (A Big Bowl Full!)

  • Green or purple cabbage shredded
  • Kale shredded
  • Bagged coleslaw mix

Veggies (Choose Any)

  • Carrots grated
  • Broccoli stems grated
  • Bell peppers thinly sliced
  • Mung bean sprouts
  • Broccoli florets

Something Creamy (2-3 Tbsp)

  • Mayo
  • Olive oil
  • Tahini
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Peanut Sauce recipe in notes
  • Cilantro Lime Dressing recipe in notes

Something Tangy (1-2 Tbsp)

  • Lime juice fresh squeezed
  • Lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • White or red wine vinegar

Something Crunchy (2-3 Tbsp)

  • Sliced Almonds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Peanuts
  • Cashews
  • Sesame seeds
  • Hemp seeds

Something Naturally Sweet

  • Apples diced
  • Mango or Peach diced
  • Dried fruit cranberries, raisins
  • Honey 1 Tbsp

Aromatic Fresh Herbs (1 Bunch)

  • Cilantro chopped
  • Basil chopped
  • Parsley chopped
  • Green onions sliced

Seasonings (to Taste)

  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Dijon mustard
  • Celery seeds
  • Cumin


  • Mix everything together with your hands or tongs. Adjust seasonings and ingredients to taste. Be creative! There are no slaw rules!
  • Keeps well in the fridge for a day or two.
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Complete The Meal

I just LOVE the combination of bright, crunchy, tangy slaw, sweet and smoky BBQ sauce, and savory, creamy potato salad. It’s like a summer picnic in your mouth. For a different flavor direction, I also love to put Thai peanut sauce on a crunchy cabbage slaw.

In this video, I show you how to make my favorite simple slaw and a quick potato salad. The beans are literally just chickpeas or white beans heated for a few minutes with a splash of barbecue sauce, nothing fancy, but so yummy!

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  1. Donna Savage

    Wonderful! Thank you so much!

  2. Thank you so much for your recipes. What tahini do you use?

  3. Elizabeth Diane

    This is amazing!!! Thank you for all of you wonderful recipes ❣️❣️❣️❣️

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