Homemade Coleslaw Dressing

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Homemade Coleslaw Dressing is and easy coleslaw dressing recipe made with only 3 simple ingredients!  It’s creamy, tangy and absolutely delicious!

3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing is a simple homemade coleslaw dressing that's deliciously creamy with no mayo! {V}

I’ve been wanting to share this Homemade Coleslaw Dressing with you for quite some time, but kept talking myself out of it because it’s barely even a recipe.

3 ingredients counts as a recipe doesn’t it??

Obviously I think it does count because at long last I’m sharing it with you today. 

This creamy coleslaw dressing recipe is something that I make all the time, so I think you’ll find it useful too.

3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing is an easy homemade coleslaw dressing that's deliciously creamy with no mayo! {V, DF}

Homemade Coleslaw Dressing

Most of my life I avoided coleslaw because I hate mayo.  All of the coleslaws that I was exposed to growing up looked really unappealing, with thick, gloppy mayo-based dressings.

There was no way I wanted to eat that!

Years ago I discovered a vegan mayonnaise called Vegenaise, and it changed everything for me.  I haven’t been paid to promote this product — it’s simply a product that I love and it’s always in my fridge.

3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing is an easy homemade coleslaw dressing that's deliciously creamy with no mayo! {V, DF}

Vegenaise products are vegan, gluten-free, dairy free, non-GMO and are made with heart healthy oils.   They’re completely plant-based and come in soy and soy-free varieties.

I’ve been known to use Greek yogurt in my creamy coleslaw dressing on occasion, but I prefer to use Vegenaise because it has such great flavor.  It’s the perfect base for dressings.

How to make homemade coleslaw dressing

For me, a great coleslaw dressing must be (3) things:

  • creamy
  • tangy
  • sweet

This dressing hits all three marks!

The vegan mayonnaise gives my dressing a nice creamy base, then I add a considerable amount of apple cider vinegar to give it lots of tang.

From there I add pure maple syrup — my sweetener of choice.  I normally add 2 tablespoons, but if you want a sweeter dressing you can always add up to 1-2 more tablespoons.

3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing is an easy homemade coleslaw dressing that's deliciously creamy with no mayo! {V, DF}

Recipe tips and substitutions

  • The Vegenaise may be substituted with your favorite mayo or Greek yogurt.
  • Change things up by adding poppy seeds, curry powder, or chopped herbs!
  • This coleslaw dressing recipe is great in cabbage-based coleslaws as well as broccoli salads, shaved brussels sprout salads, and especially broccoli slaw.

3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing is an easy homemade coleslaw dressing that's deliciously creamy with no mayo! {V, DF}

Use this creamy no mayo coleslaw dressing in the following recipes:

Broccoli salad by Spend with Pennies

Broccoli slaw salad

Vegan Coleslaw

Kale Slaw Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad 

Homemade Coleslaw Dressing

Yield: About 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Coleslaw Dressing is and easy coleslaw dressing recipe made with only 3 simple ingredients!  It's creamy, tangy and absolutely delicious!

front view of homemade coleslaw dressing in jar

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Vegenaise (substitute with your favorite mayo or Greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk until smooth.
  2. Pour the dressing into an airtight container and store in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

Notes

  • *Vegenaise is a plant-based, healthy alternative to mayo that's non-GMO, gluten free, and made with heart healthy oils. The original contains soy, but I love the soy-free variety as well. I'm not being compensated to promote this product...I just love it!
  • If you're not following a vegan diet, you can certainly substitute the Vegenaise with Greek yogurt or mayo or a combination of both.
  • This dressing can easily be changed up by adding poppy seeds, curry powder or herbs!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1 tablespoon

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 69mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.

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