3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing

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

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 3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo 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 is a recipe that I make all the time and I think it’s something that you’ll find useful too.

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

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 was going to eat that.

Years ago I discovered 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 creamy dressings on occasion but I prefer to use Vegenaise because it has such great flavor — it’s the perfect base for dressings.

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

  • creamy
  • tangy
  • sweet

This 3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing hits all three marks!

The Vegenaise gives my dressing a nice creamy base, then I add a considerable amount of apple cider vinegar to give it a great tangy flavor.

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}

The glory of making homemade dressing is knowing exactly what’s in it and customizing it to make it your own.  If you love mayo or Greek yogurt, you can substitute them for the Vegenaise — the choice is completely up to you.

This coleslaw dressing recipe is such an easy base, and it’s really easy to change things up by adding poppy seeds, curry powder, or herbs!

This 3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing is great in cabbage-based coleslaws as well as broccoli salads, shaved brussels sprout salads, and especially broccoli slaw.

Hint:  I’ll be sharing the slaw shown in these photos next week — you’re gonna love it!

Below are some salads that would be perfect for this dressing:

Coleslaw with Creamy Curry Dressing

Kale Slaw with Apples, Cranberries and Creamy Maple Dressing

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples, Bacon and Hazelnuts

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

3-Ingredient Creamy No Mayo Coleslaw Dressing

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

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Vegenaise*
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  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.

Recipe 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!

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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