Carrot Slaw

My carrot slaw is very different from any other summer slaw and is so pretty too! Very simple to make and this is sure to be a hit at picnics as well as a side for steak! It is fine to make this a day ahead to give all the flavors time to blend well.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 20 mins
4 servings


  • 2 cups thinly shredded purple cabbage

  • 1 (10 ounce) bag shredded carrots

  • ¾ cup dried cranberries

  • ½ medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, or to taste

  • ½ (8 ounce) bottle balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, or to taste

  • ¼ cup salted sunflower seeds

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese, or to taste


  1. Mix cabbage, carrots, cranberries, onion, and parsley in a medium bowl. Toss lightly. Add dressing and lemon juice. Toss, coating well. Cover and refrigerate until flavors blend, 3 hours to overnight. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds and blue cheese right before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
14g Fat
33g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 645mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 28mg 142%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 387mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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