I love Coleslaw. Getting my kiddos to eat raw veggies, especially dark leafy raw veggies is challenging. Or should I say was a challenge until now. This Creamy Kaleslaw hit a home run with kiddos and mom approves!

Creamy and sweet, this delicious slaw inspired and adapted from Straight Up Food makes the perfect addition to any meal.  All whole plant-based ingredients with no added sugar or oil.

Kaleslaw makes the perfect side dish.  Try it with our Lentil Sloppy Joe, the Quick-Fix 2 Bean Burger, or the Carrot Dogs!

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Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings 4 sides


  • 1/2 cup Cashews, Raw
  • 1 cup Water (for soaking cashews)
  • 4 large Medjool Dates, pitted (at least 1/2 the length of pointer finger)
  • 3/4 cup Applesauce, Unsweetened
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp Garlic, minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder, unsalted)
  • 1 tsp Celery Seeds
  • 12 oz bag Kale Slaw


  • Place cashews in a glass jar. Add hot water and set aside for at least 15 minutes.
  • Drain the soaked cashews and add to a high-speed blender. Add the Dates, Applesauce, Mustard, Vinegar, Nutritional Yeast, and Garlic to the blender. Blend until completely smoothed.
  • Add the celery seeds to the sauce. Pulse briefly. Do not over blend the seeds as this will result in the sauce having a bitter taste.
  • Add the Kaleslaw to a large mixing bowl. Add the sauce and mix thoroughly using hands. Be sure to massage the Kale as mixing to help tenderize. Cover and chill for 2 hours to allow the Kale to wilt and the flavors to blend. Serve and Enjoy!
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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Juanita Takeda says:

    Another winner from one of my favorite families. 💕💕🤗

    1. Faith Scott says:

      Awww, thank you so much, Ms. Juanita! So glad you enjoyed the Kaleslaw! Have a super fantastic day because you simply can! 🙂

  2. Betty says:

    Looks delicious! Is there something I can substitute for the cashews if I want it to be nut free?

    1. Faith Scott says:

      Hello Betty! I am not quite sure. I tested this recipe with potato mayo with Hemp seeds from our Dill Potato Salad on our website and but the creaminess was more of a gooeyness. While it tasted ok, my kiddos did not care for the gooeyness. So you could give it a try and let me know your thoughts. 🙂

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    1. Faith Scott says:

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