Mardi Gras Slaw

Colorful, Crunchy Slaw
Colorful, Crunchy Slaw
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¼ cup Vegetable oil or Safflower oil
¼ cup Apple cider vinegar
1½ tbsp Granulated sugar
2 tsp Kosher Salt plus more to taste
1 clove Garlic finely grated on a microplane
¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
¼ tsp Ground paprika
¼ tsp Dried thyme
½ head Red cabbage cored and thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
½ head Green cabbage cored and thinly sliced (about 6 cups)
2 Yellow bell pepper stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced
6 Scallions roots trimmed and sliced thin
1 Shallots finely diced
¼ cup Parsley chopped fresh flat-leaf
Black pepper to taste

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Mardi Gras Slaw


There is something that sings to me when I hear Mardi Gras Slaw, I’m not sure if it’s the excitement of the party that follows the preparation or that I really do just love this salad so much!

Most dishes using symbolic colors of purple, green and gold indicate Mardi Gras recipes to commemorate and celebrate the feelings of justice, faith and power in the community and individuals alike.

To make Mardi Gras Slaw, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Mardi Gras Slaw

Steps to make Mardi Gras Slaw


Prepare dressing


In a small mixing bowl, whisk ¼ cup oil, ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, 1½ teaspoons of sugar, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt, 1 grated clove of garlic, ¼ teaspoon cayenne, ¼ teaspoon paprika and ¼ teaspoon dried thyme until well combined and sugar completely dissolved.


Toss salad


In a large salad bowl, toss ½ head of thinly sliced red cabbage, ½ head of thinly sliced green cabbage, 2 thinly sliced yellow bell peppers, 6 scallions that have been thinly sliced, 1 shallot, finely diced and 1 cup of chopped fresh parsley.


Combine salad and dressing


Pour the prepared dressing over the salad and toss to coat well. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.




Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 or up to 4 hours.



Serve chilled and enjoy!

Do you feel the power, justice and faith in this Mardi Gras Slaw? If not, then just enjoy it as a simple, colorful salad, am I right? Let me know when you tag #cookmerecipes to reach out!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Total Reviews: 11
Gretchen Takaki

Family loved it and if they are happy, I'm happy, 10/10.

Amaia Pottratz

So colorful and tasty loved this mardi gras slaw.

Emi Nawrot

It was much better than I expected.

Legacy Picinich

The dressing was so damn good, thank you going to be using it for every salad i make now haha.

Carsyn Stuckel

Such a creative combination of ingredients!

Mariella Eckrote

It took some time but it's good. But I feel like I need something else on the side to make it more filling..recommendations?

Dalia Dailey

This salad is amazing thanks a bunch, going to be making this and the bacon avocado one every week.

Maren Lepre

Although it had to stay the fridge for 4 hours it was well worth the wait :)

Melinda Heeg

Huge crowd pleaser for sure and affordable ingridents exactly what I wanted.

Grayson Fezza

It's interesting how a salad can have such a variety of of different flavors that go well with each other.


I love it! So delicious!

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