Purple Cabbage Slaw

Purple Cabbage Slaw | ChopChop


Purple cabbage, also known as red cabbage, has a strong taste so if you aren’t a cabbage eater you might want to make this with the more delicate green or Savoy cabbage first—or you can start with a bag of coleslaw mix, which is just shredded cabbage and carrots.

Hands-on time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Makes: 8 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Box grater (adult needed)
Large bowl
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Large spoon or tongs, for tossing


head purple cabbage (or 1 bag of coleslaw mix)
carrots, scrubbed and grated
scallions, whites and greens, finely sliced
1⁄4 cup
vegetable oil
1⁄4 cup
rice vinegar
1⁄2 teaspoon
kosher salt
1⁄4 teaspoon
black pepper


  1. Cut the cabbage in half and put each half, flat side down, on the cutting board.
  2. Cut each half into the thinnest slices you are able to.
  3. Put all the ingredients in the bowl and toss well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 2 days.



  • Add 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil and 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • Add 1 cup shredded, cooked chicken (to make it a meal)
  • Add 1⁄4- teaspoon red pepper flakes (if you like spicy)