Simple Cole Slaw Recipe

Cabbage can make a tasty, affordable salad, especially when purchased on sale. This cole slaw recipe bursts with sunshine flavors of lemon, carrot, and chive. Add this Simpler Cole Slaw to your meal plan tonight!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 121 kcal
Author Jessica Fisher


  • 10 ounces shredded cabbage about 8 cups
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot about 1 large
  • 1/4 cup roasted and unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. In a large bowl combine the cabbage, carrot, sunflower seeds, chives, and parsley.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and brown sugar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the olive oil in a thin stream, whisking to blend.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat well. Chill before serving.

Recipe Notes

You can serve it right away or chill it for several hours to let the cabbage soften a bit and absorb some of the flavors.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Cole Slaw Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1430IU29%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.