Vegan Carrot & Dill Coleslaw

This easy vegan coleslaw recipe with grated carrot and fresh dill is packed with crunchy vegetables and it's super tasty. Serve it for lunch in sandwiches and wraps, on a baked potato or on a salad.

Vegan Carrot & Dill Coleslaw

VEGAN CARROT & DILL COLESLAW


Many coleslaws are made primarily with white cabbage, but you will sometimes see coleslaw with grated carrot in it.

There's not usually much carrot in them.

I decided I would increase the amount of carrot in my slaw and team in with a creamy dressing and fresh herbs.

It's delicious.


Ingredients to make carrot coleslaw - white cabbage, carrot, dill, parsley & mayo

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE CARROT & DILL COLESLAW?


You only need a few basic ingredients to make carrot & dill coleslaw.

  • CARROT 
  • WHITE CABBAGE
  • RED ONION
  • FRESH DILL
  • FRESH PARSLEY
  • VEGAN MAYO
  • SALT  
  • PEPPER


WHAT KIND OF CABBAGE IS BEST FOR COLESLAW?



A firm white cabbage, with tight leaves is the best cabbage for a crunchy coleslaw.

You could use other cabbage to change things up but you will end up with a very different slaw.

If you do want to try something different, try red cabbage or spring cabbage, also known as spring greens, which have looser leaves.


CAN YOU USE WHITE OR BROWN ONION?


Yes, you can definitely  use white or brown onion when making coleslaw.

I like the punch and sweetness of red onion.

Use what you have. That's always the best idea.


An overhead shot of carrot coleslaw in a white bowl

HOW TO SERVE CARROT & DILL COLESLAW


Here are a few ideas for serving carrot and dill coleslaw.

  1. On a sandwich with vegan cheese, salad and pickle.
  2. On a wrap with onion bhaji and beetroot.
  3. In pitta bread with falafel, grated carrot & sliced red pepper.
  4. On a baked potato with grated vegan cheddar and a salad on the side.
  5. On a spicy bean burger on a toasted bun with salad.
  6. Piled high on a vegan hot dog with mustard.
  7. In a salad.
  8. Served with a toastie.
  9. With a slice of pizza and salad.
  10. With a mushroom tart and salad.

TIPS FOR THE BEST HOMEMADE COLESLAW



Here are a few tips to make the best coleslaw every time.

  1. If you're rinsing the cabbage before shredding it, make sure it is dry or the mayo dressing will become watery. Shake the water off and then dry with a clean tea towel.
  2. Dab the grated carrot with kitchen paper to dry it off too, as it can be quite juicy.
  3. Always add fresh herbs and not dried herbs for the best flavour.
  4. Use a good quality vegan mayo.
  5. Don't forget to season the coleslaw well with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve at room temperature. It has less flavour when it's just out of the fridge and cold.
  7. Give it a good stir to redistribute the dressing before serving.


A bowl of carrot coleslaw

HOW TO VARY CARROT & DILL COLESLAW



A few tweaks and you have a completely different coleslaw.

  • CARROTS - add coloured carrots
  • CABBAGE - use red cabbage instead
  • HERBS - try adding chives instead of dill
  • BEETROOT - add shredded cooked or raw beets
  • RED PEPPER - add thin slices strips of red pepper
  • MAYO - use vegan salad cream instead or flavour the mayo with mustard or hot sauce


HOW TO STORE COLESLAW



Store coleslaw in an airtight container in the fridge.

Take it out of the fridge for 10 minutes before serving it, to take the chill of it and it will have more flavour. 

The cold from the fridge dulls the flavour.

Before serving the coleslaw. give it a good stir as the dressing tends to settle at the bottom of the tub.



HOW LONG WILL CARROT COLESLAW KEEP?



Use carrot coleslaw within 2-3 days.

Don't freeze coleslaw as the mayo will break down and go a bit weird.

My best advice is to make a small batch and serve it fresh.





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MORE CARROT RECIPES TO TRY



Here are a few more vegan recipes to help use up your carrots.

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HOW TO MAKE CARROT & DILL COLESLAW


Scroll down for step-by-step photos followed by a full printable recipe. If you don't have a printer, hit the print button on the recipe card & save as a PDF.


Making carrot & dill coleslaw - step 1 - chopped cabbage & red onion

STEP 1


Slice, then chop the white cabbage and scoop into a mixing bowl.

Add the thinly sliced half moons of red onion.



Making carrot & dill coleslaw - step 2 - grated carrot & fresh herbs

STEP 2


Now add the grated carrot and chopped fresh herbs.

I mostly added fresh dill but I also added fresh parsley.

How pretty does that look? So colourful!



Making carrot & dill coleslaw - step 3 - mayo & seasoning

STEP 3


Now add the vegan mayo and season with salt and pepper.

I like Hellman's vegan mayo, but use your favourite.

Start by adding how much I suggest (in the recipe card below), then add more if you want it creamier.



Making carrot & dill coleslaw - step 4 - mixed coleslaw

STEP 4


Mix well and taste for seasoning and to see if it is creamy enough for you.

Serve and enjoy!

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salad
British, vegan
Yield: 5-6 generous portions
Author: Jacqueline Meldrum
Vegan Carrot  & Dill Coleslaw

Vegan Carrot & Dill Coleslaw

This easy recipe for vegan coleslaw with grated carrot and fresh dill is veg-packed and super tasty. Serve it for lunch in sandwiches and wrap, on a baked potato or a salad.
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 large (or 2  smaller carrots)
  • 1/4 white cabbage
  • 1 small red onion,
  • a handful of fresh dill
  • a small handful of fresh parsley
  • 8-10 tbsp vegan mayo
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice, then chop the cabbage, grate the carrot on the large grate section of your grater and half then finely slice the red onion.
  2. Add the prepped vegetables into a mixing bowl.
  3. Chop the fresh herbs and add them to the vegetables.
  4. Add the vegan mayo and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Mix well, then taste to see if it needs more seasoning or mayo. Depending on how you like it.
  6. If you don't taste the dill enough, you can add more. It adds a beautiful flavour to the slaw.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes:

Coleslaw Making Tips


  1. If you are rinsing the cabbage before shredding it, make sure it is dry or the mayo dressing will become watery. Shake the water off and then dry with a clean tea towel.
  2. Dab the grated carrot with kitchen paper to dry it off too.
  3. Always add fresh herbs and not dry herbs for the best flavour.
  4. Use a good quality vegan mayo.
  5. Don't forget to season the coleslaw well with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve at room temperature. It has little flavour when it's just out of the fridge.
  7. Give it a good stir to redistribute the dressing before serving.


Storing Coleslaw


Store coleslaw in an airtight container in the fridge.


Take it out of the fridge for 10 minutes before serving it, to take the chill of it and it will have more flavour and give it a good stir as the dressing tends to settle at the bottom of the tub.


Use carrot coleslaw within 2-3 days.


Don't freeze coleslaw as the mayo will break down and go a bit weird.

Calories

134.47

Fat (grams)

12.25

Sat. Fat (grams)

1.91

Carbs (grams)

6.52

Fiber (grams)

0.59

Net carbs

5.93

Sugar (grams)

2.30

Protein (grams)

0.71

Sodium (milligrams)

156.87

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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12 comments

  1. Perfect summer side dish! I love the dill in it!

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    1. oh definitely and the weather is improving here in Scotland.

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  3. This coleslaw recipe hit the spot at my house! It was so good!

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  4. This slaw is amazingly refreshing. I love the carrot and dill in it, perfect dish dish for spring.

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  5. My hubby and I are going to love trying this recipe! I can't wait to make this for lunch! So excited!

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    1. Enjoy it. There's so many ways to serve it. It really perks up lunches.

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  6. I like carrots in coleslaw too. I've not tried it with dill though. I will add some to my shopping list. Jill

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    1. Oh do try it Jill. Dill is so good in coleslaw and potato salad.

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