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bowl of citrus summer coleslaw

Easy Peasy Citrus Summer Coleslaw

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 24 1/2 cups


  • food processor



  • 1/2 head green cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 head purple cabbage shredded
  • green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers, carrots, tomatoes all optional and add some extra color!


  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp brown mustard
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 lime
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste



  • Shred the cabbage. I go the easy route and use a food proccesor with a shred attachment (can shred a whole freaking cabbage in 30 seconds). But finely chopping with a knife works just as well.
  • Chop or shred any other vegetables you want and add to the cabbage.


  • Whisk the vinegar and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime into the mix.
  • Add in all other dressing ingredients and whisk until well combined.


  • If you want, you can allow the cabbage to "marinade" in the dressing for 1 hour before eating, but it's not necessary.


Let's be honest, I don't plan ahead and I don't have patience. I'm not waiting an hour to eat this. But there are some flavor benefits if you do. Fun fact: when you store the leftovers the purple cabbage starts to bleed a little and the entire coleslaw turns this beautiful purple color and it's pretty cool. 
Keyword cabbage, coleslaw, healthy, summer