Mayoless Slaw

This delicious slaw gets its sweet-and-sour flavor from a vinegar and sugar mixture—no mayo needed!
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mayo-less coleslaw in a silver bowl

Recipe by Eric Howard

Start to Finish: 50 minutes

Servings: 8


  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar

  • 2 tbsp. sugar

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (about 1 lb.)

  • 4 cups shredded carrots (about 1 1/2 lb.)

  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced on an angle

  • 4 jalapeño chiles, seeded and finely chopped

  • Toasted sesame oil and sesame seeds, for serving


In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Toss with the vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Toss the slaw; season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with sesame oil. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.