No-Mayo Avocado Slaw (Paleo, Raw, Vegan)

I made some health-related New Years Resolutions this year.  Hey, even on a Paleo diet it’s easy to fall into a rut when you get a little too cozy with all the junk food that seems like a good idea just because it’s “Paleo.”  Live and learn.

The theme of the dietary stuff is to get more veggies.  It’s pretty simple, and if ANY diet can agree on anything it’s that we could always get more veggies.  So my biggest resolution is to include something green at every meal…I’m also committing to at least one meatless meal a week.  Too easy.

Ross and I are also doing a 21DSD this month.  Which means I’m going to be really cranky for the next week, then totally high on life.  I love Diane’s program…more than anything it’s a great wakeup call.  Unlike a generic Paleo challenge or even a Whole30, it hits you hard by cutting out anything that contains sugar…to include fruit sugar…and get your system back on track.  I feel like other challenges–while great and highly effective for folks new and/or skeptical of the whole Paleo thing–offer a little too much room for error since you’re allowed fruit and starch.  And I also like that the sugar detox is only 21 days…that extra week makes a difference ;-)


So here’s a quick side I threw together.  I made an ass-ton, since I’ve had this weird craving for summery food even though it’s 7 degrees outside.  It’s great for any meal of the day, too…try it with eggs in the morning, on a salad for lunch, and just as-is for dinner and I’ve met my green veggie goal for the day.  Another bonus?  I didn’t have to make home-made mayo.  I love it SO much but it’s more work than I have energy for at the moment.  And that’s probably because I’m balls deep in my sugar detox hangover.  Yeesh.

No-Mayo Avocado Slaw (Paleo, Raw, Vegan)
Prep time:
Total time:
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 c rice vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1/4 c full fat coconut milk
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 4 c shredded cabbage
  • 2-3 c packaged broccoli slaw
  1. Place the avocado flesh in a food processor with the garlic, mustard, salt and pepper.
  2. Pulse until mashed up.
  3. Add the vinegar and coconut milk a little at a time, pulsing until smooth.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cabbage and broccoli slaw with the avocado mixture. Stir to coat.
  5. Serve immediately or store in the fridge. Makes 6-7 cups.


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4 Comments on No-Mayo Avocado Slaw (Paleo, Raw, Vegan)

  1. staci
    January 4, 2014 at 10:11 am (12 months ago)

    that sounds wonderful! any idea how much cabbage is in those precut slaw bags?

    • Shannon
      March 4, 2014 at 8:54 pm (10 months ago)

      The package I buy is 12 ounces so about 1.5 cups. I used 1 bag & halved the recipe here & it came out perfect. Hope that helps:)


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  2. […] 7. No-Mayo Avocado Slaw This recipe might get the award for quickest on our list, as it’s done and ready to eat in just 10 minutes. It’s a way to make a delicious slaw without the need for mayonnaise, using avocados instead. The avocados provide the right texture, but they also provide something more than mayonnaise does in the form of healthy fat, fiber, and potassium. You’re still getting a bunch of cabbage as you would any proper slaw recipe, and they’ve even included broccoli slaw so you’ll be getting the benefits of broccoli as well. […]

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