I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked to make this recipe, but it’s almost always a hit whenever I bring it to someone’s house for a potluck. Whenever people ask me for the recipe, they’re always so surprised that I don’t use regular mayonnaise and instead use raw apple cider vinegar, mustard, oil and honey instead.

The Best Coleslaw Without Mayonnaise

I was never a huge fan of mayonnaise to begin with, so when I came across this recipe that didn’t need any mayonnaise at all, I was sold.

Apple Cider Vinegar Coleslaw

Apple Cider Vinegar Coleslaw

Apple Cider Vinegar Coleslaw

Apple Cider Vinegar Coleslaw

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Carolina Apple Cider Vinegar Coleslaw Without Mayo

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 -6


  • 1 pound thinly sliced cabbage
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp celery seeds
  • ¼ cup oil of your choice
  • salt, black pepper to taste


  • Add the raw apple cider vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, dried mustard and celery seeds to a bowl. Mix to combine. 
  • Season to taste with salt and black pepper. 
  • Place the cabbage, carrot and apple cider mixture to a large bowl. 
  • Toss to combine. 
  • Taste and add more salt or black pepper if necessary.
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Emma Kelly

Lover of smoosh faced dogs, cooking (of all kinds), spending as much time as I can in the garden (especially with homegrown veg and cut flowers), and diy’ing everything! Make sure to follow me on Pinterest for more easy meals, (mostly) healthy desserts and crave-worthy snacks. Learn more about me here.

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