Easy Creamy Vegan Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

Creamy Vegan Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

Introducing the ultimate Creamy Vegan Coleslaw Dressing Recipe: Say goodbye to store-bought dressings and hello to this homemade, tangy, and creamy vegan coleslaw dressing. It’s the perfect addition to any salad, but pairs especially well with our Easy Vegan Broccoli Summer Salad Recipe. This gluten-free and dairy-free dressing is made with simple ingredients and comes together in just minutes. Perfect for coleslaw, broccoli slaw, kale salad, and more, this dressing will be your new go-to for all your salad needs.

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How long does Creamy Vegan Coleslaw Dressing last in the fridge? 

Up to 1 week in an airtight container. It’s best to make the vegan coleslaw dressing in small batches so that you can enjoy it at its freshest and fullest flavor. If stored properly, it can last up to one week in the fridge, allowing you to enjoy it for several meals or as a dip for your veggies. Just make sure to give it a good shake or stir before using it to bring back the consistency.

Vegan Coleslaw Dressing

What goes into a classic coleslaw dressing?

A traditional coleslaw dressing typically includes a combination of vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper, and mayonnaise. In this vegan version, we’ve replaced the mayo with a plant-based alternative and added a touch of sweetness using maple syrup instead of sugar. To give it an extra zing, we’ve also included the option of adding a bit of dijon mustard. The result is a tangy and creamy dressing that’s perfect for all your coleslaw needs.

When should you dress coleslaw?

It’s best to dress coleslaw no more than 20 minutes before serving to prevent it from becoming soggy. Add the dressing in small increments, mix well, and taste it to ensure you haven’t overdressed it. If you’re serving guests, it’s always a good idea to have the salad lightly dressed and have extra Creamy Vegan Coleslaw Dressing on the side for those who prefer more. By following these tips, you can enjoy a crisp and delicious coleslaw salad every time! 😋

What are the best vegetables to use in coleslaw?

Traditional coleslaw is made with shredded cabbage and carrots, but you can also add in other vegetables like bell peppers, celery, or red onions for added flavor and texture. For a vegan coleslaw, you can also add in some sliced avocado or a sprinkle of hemp seeds for added protein and healthy fats. The possibilities are endless and you can get creative with your vegetable choices, so feel free to experiment with different combinations of veggies. You will love this Creamy Vegan Coleslaw Dressing!

Creamy Vegan Coleslaw Dressing
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Creamy Vegan Coleslaw Dressing

Creamy, tangy and so much better than store-bought. This vegan classic coleslaw dressing will be your new favourite!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccoli salad dressing, coleslaw dressing, creamy vegan salad dressing, vegan coleslaw dressing, vegan mayo salad dressing, vegan salad dressing
Servings: 6 people


  • 3/4 cup vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • fresh ground black pepper and salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp mustard or dijon mustard (optional)


  • In a medium jar or bowl, whisk together the vegan mayo, vinegar, maple syrup, lemon juice, salt, pepper and mustard until smooth and creamy.
  • Serve on about 8 cups of your favourite slaw mixture, and enjoy!



This creamy mayo based vegan dressing is gluten free, dairy-free, perfect for coleslaw, broccoli slaw, kale salad or any other salad you want to throw it on! It’s so easy to make and comes together in less than 5 minutes. 
Q: How long does homemade coleslaw dressing last in the fridge? 
A: Up to 1 week in an airtight container. 
Q: What is coleslaw dressing made of?
Vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt, pepper and of course mayo! In this version we swapped mayo for vegan mayo, and sugar for maple syrup. We also added the option of dijon mustard to add a little extra somthin’ to this dressing. 
Q: When should you dress coleslaw?
A: No more than 20 minutes before serving. Add the dressing in small amounts, mix well and taste it to make sure you haven’t overdressed it. If you have guests, it’s always better to have salad lightly dressed, and leave the rest of the dressing out for those who like more. Follow these tips above to avoid a soggy coleslaw salad! 😋
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2 thoughts on “Easy Creamy Vegan Coleslaw Dressing Recipe

  1. Carol says:

    5 stars
    This is GREAT! Easy to make and so tasty.
    We eat coleslaw a lot since it’s so good for you so this will be a recipe we quickly memorize!
    Thanks for another delicious addition to our meals!

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you for trying my recipe! Yes this will be a great one to memorize if you eat a lot of coleslaw!

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