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Honey Mustard Coleslaw (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

This raw honey mustard coleslaw is the perfect picnic side, pot luck dish, or salad for your summer BBQ.  Its a little savory, a little sweet, and loaded with fresh vegetables for a bright crunch.

As a beekeeper, I know honey!  I love adding raw honey to all kinds of sweet and savory dishes.   This honey mustard coleslaw is tangy and delicious, and the bright honey mustard dressing gives an incredible flavor to the dish!

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This Honey Mustard Coleslaw Recipe Is:

  • Sweet
  • Creamy
  • Tangy
  • Savory
  • Loaded with fresh vegetables and nuts
  • Vegetarian and gluten free, and very easy to make vegan.

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Fresh coleslaw is so yummy served with anything coming off the grill.  Its awesome with veggie burgers, hot dogs, fresh grilled corn, or any salad.  This honey mustard salad is actually loaded with tons of vegetables in it, so it has a nice refreshing crunch in eat bite.

Whats In This Honey Mustard Coleslaw Recipe?

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Naturally Sweet Coleslaw – No Sugar Added!

I used raw honey in this recipe instead of traditional sugar. We have tons of raw honey straight from our beehives.   It’s one of the benefits to beekeeping!  We keep a few jars of honey each year for ourselves, but mostly give away what we ave to our friends and family. Last year we were able to harvest 3 times during the summer and fall, and I sold a lot of my honey at work too.  Its my favorite natural sweetener for sure!

Should I Eat Raw Honey?

Raw honey is just honey that has not been pasteurized!  We take our honey straight from the hive, and don’t process or subject it to high heat.  Pasteurizing can kill bad (and beneficial) macrobiotics in the honey. You can use normal store-bought honey for this recipe… it doesn’t have to be raw.  That is just the way we like to keep our honey.  Babies under the age of 1 should not be given honey, and pregnant women should avoid unpasteurized foods.  Eat responsibly! 

The best place to find raw honey is straight from your local beekeeper!  Check out a farmer’s market or farm stand near you – or reach out to your county or state beekeeping association to connect with beekeeper’s near by.  Support local bees, local keepers, and enjoy the sweet benefits.

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Other Summer Salads We Love!

DA’s Classic Coleslaw (Family Recipe, Gluten Free, Vegan Option)
French Lentil Salad with Cider Vinaigrette (Vegan, Gluten Free)
Caprese Pasta Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette (Vegetarian, GF, Vegan Option)
 Asian Noodle Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
White Fence Farm Coleslaw: Copy Cat Recipe (Vegan, GF)


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Honey Mustard Coleslaw (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

Kelly Jensen
As a beekeeper, I know honey! This honey mustard coleslaw is simple and tasty, made with fresh cabbage and raw honey straight from the beehive.  
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Midwestern Fusion
Servings 4 servings
Calories 245 kcal


For the Salad

  • 3 cups red cabbage finely shredded
  • 3 cups green cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 large carrot shredded
  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped

For the Dressing


  • In a large mixing bowl, add the shredded red cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, and walnuts. Toss to combine.

For the Honey Mustard Dressing

  • In a mason jar, add all ingredients together, seal with an airtight lid, and shake well to combine.  Pour dressing over the coleslaw and stir well to combine all ingredients. Enjoy!


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Calories: 245kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 9gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 310mgPotassium: 485mgFiber: 5gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 3365IUVitamin C: 59mgCalcium: 132mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Coleslaw with Honey Mustard, Honey Mustard Coleslaw, Honey Salad Dressing, Raw Honey Mustard Dressing, Raw Honey Recipes, Recipes with Raw Honey
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