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red wine vinegar coleslaw in a glass bowl with tongs in it

Red Wine Vinegar Coleslaw

Not in the mood for a traditional mayo based coleslaw? This red wine vinegar coleslaw is your answer. It's a non-mayo coleslaw that has the perfect easy vinegar dressing base that will tantalize your taste buds with it's tanginess, and will pair well with your favorite BBQ dishes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Rebecca


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Large mixing bowl
  • tongs


  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups green & red cabbage shredded
  • 2 carrots shredded


  • Add 1 T sugar, 3 T red wine vinegar, 2 T olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper to large mixing bowl. Mix together with fork or tongs.
  • Add 2 c shredded cabbages and 2 carrots (shredded) to bowl. Mix well, let sit or refrigerate for at least 10 minutes prior to serving to allow flavors to combine. 



  • Mix dressing in separate bowl if planning on leftovers.
  • Buy pre-shredded cabbage, shred it in a food processor, or use a mandolin to speed up the process.
  • Add other veggies to this slaw if you've got veggies that need to be eaten.