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Coleslaw in a bowl

Jamaican Coleslaw

Coleslaw lovers, learn how to make MY VERSION of this seriously good Jamaican style creamy coleslaw. It is so quick and easy to make and not to mention is vegan friendly, dairy free with a creamy dressing.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 304kcal
Author Charla


  • 1 medium cabbage shredded
  • 3 medium carrots grated
  • 1 cho cho grated
  • ½ red bell pepper sliced, finely
  • 1 cup vegan mayonnaise (224g)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (15g)
  • ½ tablespoon celery seed (3g)
  • 2 teaspoon ground mustard (4g)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper (0.5g)
  • ¼ teaspoon pink salt (1.5g)


  • In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise, lime juice, celery seed, ground mustard, black pepper and pink salt.
  • Place the shredded cabbage, carrots, cho cho and red bell pepper in a large bowl.
  • Combine and stir together the mayonnaise with the bowl of vegetables.
  • Do a taste test and adjust for seasoning if needed.
  • Serve accordingly.


  • Be sure to do a taste test and adjust for seasoning accordingly.
  • To make things even easier and super quick, you can buy pre-shredded cabbage and carrots.
  • Feel free to mix things up with some red or green cabbage.
  • You can add a tablespoon of agave nectar/maple syrup for a sweeter slaw.
  • Add the mayonnaise in stages, you may not need/want all of the dressing. Creaminess is a matter of your own discretion
  • Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
  • You can easily prep the vegetables in advance by grating them and storing in a ziplock bag (for up to 2 days in advance).
  • Keep in mind the longer you leave the coleslaw to sit for, the softer and less crunchy it will be.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 360mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5557IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 1mg