Dairy Free Creamy Cole Slaw; Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Recipe

So I realized yesterday, that my son’s first birthday is approaching really quickly. Time to start planning a party! I ordered some invites yesterday, settled on a theme (nautical) and now I’m going to try and plan a menu. Question, what to serve at a one year olds birthday party?? The color palette I’ve settled on is navy and white with a splash of red (unique I know). I’m sure my little one would be happy with some watermelon and blueberries to fit the theme. I think the guests might be expecting a little more.  The fact that I’m gluten free, dairy free, soy free, and nut free makes menu planning for a crowd a bit more challenging.  I’m still working out the details (I promise to post the final menu in a few weeks) but I’ve decided one of the sides will be a diary-free cole slaw. I perfected my recipe for dairy-free cole slaw last summer and it was AMAZING! The problem, I lost the recipe (this happens to me more often than not – hence why I started this blog). After a few tries I think I’ve finally got it.

Diary Free Creamy Cole Slaw; Gluten free, soy free, dairy free, nut free recipe

This dairy free cole slaw is perfect for a family get together, a week night dinner, or bbq. To me it tastes exactly like dairy laden version. If you need to purchase some canola oil mayo for this recipe please click on the affiliate link in the recipe to help support my blog! You can see my affiliate disclosure here

Dairy Free Creamy Cole Slaw


1 head cabbage, sliced thin

2 cups carrots, shredded

3 tbsp onion, grated

¾ cup canola oil mayonnaise, Spectrum Canola Mayonnaise (or any other kind if you’re not soy free)

2 tbsp white vinegar

4 tbsp sugar

1 tsp mustard powder

1 tsp celery salt

1 tsp celery seeds


Mix together cabbage and carrots in a large bowl.  In a smaller bowl, whisk together all of the other ingredients. Pour over cabbage mixture and stir to coat.  Chill for a few minutes, serve and enjoy!


  1. Canola oil is as bad as soy if not worse. It is a man made plant even animals and insects avoid

    • I agree that Canola is not good – however, I cannot tolerate soy so it’s the best of two evils for me. You could always sub any type of mayo you want. We recently started using Sir Kensington’s which is made from sunflower oil, the only issue is that it had black pepper which my mom can’t have. When she’s going to be eating with us we use canola oil mayo. If you have any suggestions on other brands I would love to hear them!

      • If you do not object to eggs, which is a big deal to mayo’s traditional intrinsic qualities, but must be dairy and nut free please check out “CHOSEN FOODS” brand 100% avocado oil mayo. Personally, do I rarely do chicken egg and mostly consider them a no-no due to hormones and antibiotics in the food chain, but this product states “organic cage-free” eggs. I can verify through personal use of this product, verification from the company, and my own kinetic testing …two-thumbs up! Makes a darn good creamy dressing/sauce base which seems to match your description requirement requests. Available through Sprouts grocery chain or Vita Cost.com online.


  1. […] as I was, I was also lucky. I had so many people who wanted to help! They brought potato salad, my dairy free creamy cole slaw, a greek salad and sloppy joes so all we had to worry about were the snacks and dessert.   […]

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