My sister Val’s Sweet Cabbage Slaw was a hit when she brought it for a family party, and I love the parsley in this interesting slaw recipe.

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Several weeks ago I had a family party for Father’s Day, and my sister Valerie brought Val’s Cabbage Slaw. Everyone loved this cabbage slaw with a sweet-and-sour dressing, green onion, and parsley! I’m a big fan of parsley, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen it used in a sweet coleslaw recipe like this and it turned out to be a great combination with the crunch of the cabbage, the sweet dressing, and the savory flavor of the green onion all getting along very well with the parsley.

The dressing on the salad Val made had quite a bit of sugar so I wasn’t sure how this would work with sweetener, but when I tried it I loved the low-carb version of the salad just as much as the original. And this recipe is ALL about the parsley, so if you’re a parsley fan go ahead and use more parsley if you’d like!

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • green cabbage
  • chopped parsley
  • green onion
  • canola oil or any neutral flavored oil
  • white balsamic vinegar (affiliate link) or white vinegar
  • granulated Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or other sweetener of your choice
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

What kind of parsley did I use?

Some cooks are huge fans of flat Italian parsley, but I really like the texture of curly parsley in salads and that’s what I used in this recipe. Use any parsley you prefer of course!

What if you prefer a salad that’s less sweet?

Everyone loved the sweet salad when my sister made it. But if you’re not sure about the amount of sweetener in my lower-carb version I’d recommend mixing up the dressing with 1/3 cup sweetener, tasting it, and then deciding if you want the full amount of sweetener.

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How to Make Val’s Sweet Cabbage Slaw:

(Scroll down for complete recipe including nutritional information.)

  1. Thinly slice the cabbage, then coarsely chop.
  2. Then coarsely chop parsley to make about 3/4 cup chopped parsley (or more!)
  3. Thinly slice the same amount of green onions.
  4. Val used regular white vinegar in this salad, but I made it with white wine vinegar (which has zero carbs, yaay!)
  5. Stir together the oil, white wine vinegar, Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or sweetener of your choice, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  6. Then toss together the chopped cabbage, chopped parsley and sliced green onion.
  7. Add just enough dressing to moisten the salad and toss again. Simple and delicious!

More Cabbage Salads to Try:

Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spicy Asian Slaw with Ginger Dressing from Cookin’ Canuck
Low-Carb and Keto Cabbage Salads You’ll Make Over and Over from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Val's Sweet Cabbage Slaw with Green Onion and Parsley found on

Val's Sweet Cabbage Slaw
Yield: 6 servings

Val's Sweet Cabbage Slaw

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Val’s Sweet Cabbage Slaw is a great side dish with plenty of flavor!


  • 6 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage
  • 3/4 cup chopped parsley (see notes)
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced green onion (or more)
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup granulated Monkfruit Sweetener (see notes)
  • 3/4 tsp. sea salt (or to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Cut out core from cabbage, then thinly slice and coarsely chop slices until you have about 6 cups chopped cabbage.
  2. Wash and coarsely chop parsley.
  3. Thinly slice green onions.
  4. In small bowl or glass measuring cup, stir together the canola oil, white balsamic vinegar or white vinegar, sweetener, salt, and pepper.
  5. Put chopped cabbage, chopped parsley, and sliced green onions into salad bowl and toss to combine.
  6. Add just enough dressing to moisten salad, and toss again. (You may not need all the dressing.)
  7. Taste to see if you want more salt or pepper, then serve.
  8. This will keep for a day or so in the fridge, although I think it’s better freshly made when the cabbage has more crunch.


You can use flat or curly parsley, whichever you prefer, and feel free to use more parsley if you're a fan. I love Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) and that's what I'd use for this recipe, but use your favorite no-carb sweetener.

Recipe from my sister Val.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 309mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Using an approved low-calorie sweetener would make this Sweet Cabbage Slaw a great side dish for low-carb or low-glycemic eating plans, including any phase of the original South Beach Diet.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2010 after my sister Val brought it to a family party. It was last updated with more information in 2021.

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