Spicy Mustard Slaw

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Add some color and crunch to your meals with this Spicy Mustard Slaw. It's a refreshing and satisfying salad that pairs well with almost anything. Plus, it's super easy to make and requires no cooking at all!
Quick & Easy

Have you ever found yourself with half a head of cabbage leftover from another recipe and no idea what to do with it? (I swear, they keep growing in the fridge when you’re not looking) This Spicy Mustard Slaw a great way to use up that leftover cabbage, and it's also a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants.

This slaw is perfect for busy weeknights and hot days when you don't feel like turning on the stove or oven. You can whip it up in just 15 minutes and let it chill in the fridge until you're ready to serve. It goes well with grilled meats, sandwiches, burgers, or even on its own as a light lunch or snack.

Customizing Your Slaw

One of the best things about this slaw is that you can easily customize it to suit your taste buds and dietary preferences. Here are some ideas for how to make it your own:

  • If you like your slaw more or less spicy, you can adjust the amount of mustard and cayenne pepper in the dressing. You can also use a different type of mustard, such as Dijon or honey mustard.
  • If you want to add some more flavor and texture, you can toss in some chopped nuts, dried fruits, or fresh herbs, or cheese. Some good options are almonds, cranberries, or mint.
  • If you want to make your slaw vegan or dairy-free, you can substitute the mayonnaise with plant-based mayo, yogurt, or sour cream. You can also use maple syrup or agave nectar instead of honey.
  • If you don’t have apple cider vinegar on hand, you can substitute rice wine or white wine vinegar.

Storing Leftovers

This slaw can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can enjoy it cold or at room temperature.

Spicy Mustard Slaw

Spicy Mustard Slaw

Prep Time:
15 min
Cook Time:
0 min
Total Time:
15 min
Equipment Needed
  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp spicy brown mustard
  • 2 tsp of honey
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  1. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the shredded cabbages, grated carrots, and chopped parsley.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, mayonnaise, mustard, honey, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using) until well combined.
  3. Pour the dressing over the slaw and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Refrigerate the slaw for at least an hour to let the flavors meld, or up to overnight.
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