Creamy avocado slaw, a vegan version of the classic recipe, made with avocado instead or mayo. It's lower in fat, but incredibly tasty!
I was craving a vegan pulled pork sandwich since I discovered I could make it using green jackfruit, but as it's not easy to find it in Spain, I decided to wait until I was in South East Asia (recipe coming soon!).
As pulled pork sandwich is usually served with coleslaw, I've made another slaw recipe with an oil-free, mayo-free dressing using avocado, which is one of my favorite healthy fats, along with tahini. I have to admit since I came to Thailand I'm also obsessed with coconuts!
There are so many versions of coleslaw, some people use only green cabbage, others add some fruit like apple or pineapple and also there are different dressing alternatives like mayonnaise, sour cream or a classic vinaigrette. I really love mayo, but it's so high in fat (although we have an oil-free vegan mayo on the blog), so I think avocado it's a better choice.
By the way, we have a new blog design! Do you like it? We're still making some changes, but we're so happy with this new look!
LOOKING FOR MORE SALAD RECIPES?
- Vegan Greek salad
- Simple salad with oil-free tahini dressing
- Simple vegan quinoa salad
- Lentil salad
- Vegan coleslaw
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Creamy Avocado Slaw
- ½ cup shredded green cabbage
- ½ cup shredded red cabbage
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded
For the avocado dressing:
- ½ avocado
- 1 tablespoon maple or agave syrup
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- To make the dressing, add the avocado to a small bowl and mash it using a fork. Then add the rest of the ingredients and mix until well combined. Feel free to blend all the ingredients in a blender to get a smoother texture.
- Mix the veggies and the avocado dressing in a large bowl until well combined and serve immediately.
- Best when fresh, keep leftovers separately (undressed) in sealed containers in the fridge for 1 to 2 days.
- Feel free to use any sweetener you have on hand and also lemon juice or vinegar instead of the lime juice.
- Add other veggies you like or even fruits like apple or pineapple.
Mary Harkins says
Is it possible to make this recipe the day before or will it turn brown because of the avocado? Thanks!
Hi Mary! As I mentioned in the third step, it's best when fresh, but you can keep leftovers separately (undressed) in sealed containers in the fridge for 1 to 2 days 🙂
This was delicious! Thank you. I've been on the hunt for staple dishes and I'll be adding this to the list.
Hi! I'm so glad you liked it so much 🙂
Nancy Burford says
I made this and it is delicious!
Hi Nancy! So glad you liked it 😀
Not about this recipe, looks delicious!
I always print your recipes and until now with picture. Why has that changed?
Can you please add photos to the print recipes again.
Nice site with excellent recipes.
Hi Mar! Thanks a lot 🙂 Yes, we've just redesigned the blog and we're trying to fix. Have a nice day!