Coleslaw Recipe:
Maple Coleslaw

This easy coleslaw recipe has a delightful flavor and an interesting texture.

The maple syrup dressing is delicious!

The raisins and sunflower seeds added to the cabbage and carrots are just right!

Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • vegetable oil
    • cider vinegar
    • raisins

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • maple syrup
    • sunflower seeds

Buy these fresh ingredients

  • cabbage
  • carrots

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid
    • a cutting board and sharp knife
    • a grater
    • a large bowl
    • measuring cups

  • Nice to have but not necessary

    • a food processor

    The recipe

    1/4 cup vegetable oil

    1/4 cup cider vinegar

    1/4 cup maple syrup

    1/2 head cabbage

    3 medium sized carrots

    1/2 cup/125 mL raisins

    1/3 cup/80 mL sunflower seeds

    Put the oil, vinegar and maple syrup in a jar.
    Fasten the lid tightly.
    Shake vigorously until the ingredients are well combined.

    Shred the cabbage.
    Put it in the large bowl.

    Grate the carrots.
    Add them to the bowl.

    Add the raisins and sunflower seeds to the bowl.
    Stir gently until all of the ingredients are well combined.

    Give the dressing another shake to mix it.

    Drizzle about half of the dressing over the salad.
    Stir gently.

    Taste the salad.
    Is it moist enough?
    If not, add more dressing, a bit at a time, until it is just right.


    • Use any vinegar in place of the cider vinegar.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • What other tasty additions could you add? How about some grated beets? Some nuts? Another dried fruit?


    • If you don't have a suitable glass jar, just place the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk them together well.

    • Storing sunflower seeds in the fridge will keep them fresh.

    • Save any leftover dressing to use on salad or steamed vegetables.

    • If you don't have maple syrup, please don't use "pancake syrup". It's not the same thing at all. This recipe really does require maple syrup!

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