Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Red Cabbage Coleslaw

A simple vinaigrette of oil, vinegar, mustard seed, celery seed, and sugar pairs effortlessly with the combination of fresh vegetables in this coleslaw recipe.

Makes 1 cup (240 ml) dressing, 1.3 kg coleslaw (24 servings)
Total Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Advanced
Container 2.0-litre Container


  • 120 ml (½ cup) olive oil
  • 120 ml (½ cup) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 Tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 head red cabbage
  • 160 g (1 other) sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled, grated
  • 115 g (2 cups) fresh chives, chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place oil, vinegar, mustard seed, celery seed, and sugar into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 30 seconds.
  5. Combine cabbage, onion, carrots, and chives in a bowl. Pour blended vinaigrette over the salad and toss to combine.


Quickly wet chop the cabbage in a few seconds with your Vitamix blender. Adjust the salad’s flavor profile by substituting another vinegar for the apple cider.

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