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Purple Cabbage Slaw



Purple Cabbage Slaw

Purple cabbage, also known as red cabbage, has a strong taste so if you aren’t a cabbage eater you might want to make this with the more delicate green or Savoy cabbage first—or you can start with a bag of coleslaw mix, which is just shredded cabbage and carrots.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 Servings

kitchen gear

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife (adult needed)
  • Box grater (adult needed)
  • Large bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Large spoon or tongs, for tossing


  • 1 head purple cabbage
  • 2 carrots, scrubbed or peeled and sliced
  • 8 scallions, whites and greens chopped and kept separate
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1⁄4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Cut the cabbage in half and put each half, flat side down, on the cutting board.
  • Cut each half into the thinnest slices you are able to.
  • Put all the ingredients in the bowl and toss well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.


  • Add 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil and 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • Add 1 cup shredded, cooked chicken (to make it a meal)
  • Add 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you like spicy)
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