5 Ingredient Super Simple Slaw

This 5 Ingredient Super Simple Slaw is quick to make and tastes wonderful with a range of dishes. Perfect for BBQ season when you want a little crunch with your meal.

I love the super simple slaw. It’s crunchy, fresh and so adaptable to go with a range of meals. We started having it with pulled pork burgers and I love the difference between the hot soft pulled pork and the crunchy salad.

5 Ingredient Super Simple Slaw with pulled pork cooked in Wimbledon Brewery beer. Both combined in a burger for a delicious dinner.

The best slaw to go with pulled pork and BBQs

If a pulled pork burger takes your fancy you can find my recipe for pulled pork cooked in Wimbledon Brewery beer here. I love pulled pork burgers with this salad. The soft meat and crisp fresh salad is just beautiful. I’m hungry just writing this now! Note to self make these burgers this week.

This is so easy to make and you only need 5 ingredients to create it. Red cabbage, red onion, carrot, parsley and red chilli. So if you don’t like chilli it’s a 4 ingredient recipe. How simple right!

The vibrant fresh colours of the super simple slaw. Rich purple from the red cabbage and onion, orange from the carrot and vibrant green parsley.
How gorgeous are these colours in the 5 Ingredient Super Simple Slaw

This is my base recipe for slaw but can be easily added to. Sometimes I add tomatoes and chilli when I want it to have more of a kick.

A creamy dressing to go with red cabbage slaw

This creamy dressing goes really well with the slaw too. It might look like a lot more ingredients to make a dressing but there mostly store cupboard items. (Well they are in mine.) The dressing will last a few days in a sealed jar in the fridge. So if you have any spare left over after enjoying the slaw pop it in a jar and pop in the fridge.

The creamy mayonnaise dressing for the super simple slaw.

5 Ingredient Super Simple Slaw Recipe with optional creamy dressing

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Super Simple Slaw

Sisley White
This Super Simple Slaw is quick to make and tastes wonderful with a range of dishes. Perfect for BBQ season when you want a little crunch with your meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, English
Servings 4 people
Calories 150 kcal


Super Simple Slaw

  • 1 small red cabbage
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 carrots
  • fresh parsley
  • 1 red chilli optional for a little more heat

Creamy Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons of plain yoghurt
  • 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons of smooth Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • juice from one lime
  • small pinch of salt


Making the Slaw

  • To make the coleslaw thinly chop all the ingredients and add to a bowl.
  • Give it a good stir. It’s that simple

Making the Dressing

  • For the dressing mix everything together and it’s ready to serve.


Calories: 150kcal

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

Keyword simple slaw, super simple slaw
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