Fabulous Recipe: Bright Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Fabulous Recipe: Bright Red Cabbage Coleslaw
Photo Courtesy of Bobby Flay

This fresh recipe uses one of the season’s best vegetables to make a delicious side dish. My colorful red cabbage coleslaw with citrusy, thyme-scented dressing can be made ahead and packed for a picnic lunch in the country, on the beach, or in a friend’s backyard. Traditionally, coleslaw uses mayo, but this version is a lighter take on the BBQ side dish classic. It is so simple to make and will serve as a crisp component to the rest of the meal. 


  • Juice of 1 ½ lemons
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 5 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves


1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, mustard, and honey. Whisk in the olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

2. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage and thyme. Pour on the dressing and toss well to combine.

Serves 8

-Colin Cowie

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