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Vegan Coleslaw Dressing with Soy Sauce

This easy 5 minute vegan coleslaw dressing with soy sauce is the perfect quick and flavor packed side salad. It's quick, delicious, and a perfect side dish for dinner or to take to a potluck. You can buy a bag of slaw and quickly make the dressing for the easiest homemade side dish.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Rebecca


  • knife
  • cutting board
  • medium mixing bowl
  • tablespoon measuring spoon
  • tongs


  • ½ whole red pepper sliced
  • 1 whole green onion sliced thinly
  • 1.5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon canola or grapeseed oil
  • ½ tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ pound bag shredded coleslaw


  • Add all ingredients of dressing to a small mason jar (with a lid): soy sauce, lemon juice, oil & sesame oil. Put lid on jar and shake. Set aside
  • Mix together coleslaw and red peppers. Add salad dressing just prior to serving. Save remaining dressing to use on other vegetables or as a marinade.
  • Chop up ½ whole red bell pepper and 1 green onion. Place in medium mixing bowl.
  • Pour in 1.5 T soy sauce, 1 T lemon juice, 1 T canola oil, and ½ T sesame oil over chopped vegetables. Mix together.
  • Add ½ bag coleslaw (or 2 cups shredded cabbage) to dressed vegetables, mix together. Serve immediately.



  • Use any color of bell pepper. Red, orange, and yellow will be sweeter, and green will be less expensive.
  • If not serving whole recipe at once, mix dressing in separate bowl and mix together prior to eating. 
  • You can shred your own cabbage and other veggies too, but using a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw will be easier and save you time