Allergy-free Chipotle Coleslaw

This delicious, spicy coleslaw is not only allergy-free but Paleo too!  I found the recipe on here and substituted an allergy-free mayonnaise.

If you don't count the marinating time, this recipe takes about 5 minutes to make.  All you do is slice up the cabbage (cut down the middle and remove the hard middle part first), mix up the dressing, and combine.   Instead of regular or homemade mayo, I prefer to use my new favorite allergy-free mayo: Earth Balance Mindful Mayo.  It's the only egg-free mayo I have found that actually tastes like mayonnaise.  

The chipotle chile and cilantro are mixed in with the dressing.

Then, the cabbage is simply folded into the dressing. The result - a crunchy, spicy, flavorful coleslaw to accompany just about any main dish!

Shared on: Tastetastic Thursday, Gluten Free Fridays, Whole Food Fridays, Gluten Free Monday

Recipe: (slightly adapted from

Allergy-free Chipotle Coleslaw


1 small head green cabbage (about 1 1/2 lbs), thinly sliced
1 chipotle pepper in adobo, chopped + 1 T adobo sauce
½ c vegan mayonnaise (I like Earth Balance Mindful Mayo)
1 lime, juiced
1 T apple cider vinegar
1 T agave nectar
handful cilantro, chopped

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the chipotle, mayo, lime juice, vinegar, agave nectar and cilantro. Taste and add salt according to your preference. 
  • Toss in the sliced cabbage and mix. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate for at least 10 minutes before serving..

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  1. We love earth balance mayo! My husband would like the "kick" of this recipe! :) YUM, got it tweeted and pinned!

  2. I have a cabbage that's been sitting in my fridge that I think has been waiting for this recipe. I love cole slaw and I love chipotle...

    1. Do you love cilantro too? If so, it's a recipe tri-fecta!! Enjoy!

  3. Doesn't this mayo have canola oil? Isn't that an 'avoid food' for Paleo? It looks delicious though.

    1. Yes, this allergy-free mayo is not officially Paleo. For a true paleo version of this recipe, I would recommend making your own mayonnaise: