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Val’s Sweet Cabbage Slaw

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!

Val's Sweet Cabbage Slaw with Green Onion and Parsley process shots collage

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
Amazing Low-Carb Cabbage Salads You’ll Make Over and Over from Kalyn’s Kitchen

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

Val's Sweet Cabbage Slaw

Val's Sweet Cabbage Slaw

Yield 6 servings
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.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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 any low-carb or low-glycemic eating plan, including any phase of the original South Beach Diet. White balsamic vinegar does have some carbs, so this may not work for Keto.

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    16 Comments on “Val’s Sweet Cabbage Slaw”

  1. Leah, I'm sorry but there is no way to make "recipe boxes" with the blogging software that I use. I use a site called Delicious.com to save recipes. You can put them in categories any way you want. You might like that site.

    (It does make me happy that you like the blog that much though, thanks!)

  2. This is a good salad! I was wondering, Kalyn…..

    Is there any way we can make "recipe boxes" on your blog, to store the recipes we like? That would be amazing!

  3. Oh, my, but this looks good and it sounds different enough to be interesting as well. Your photo is terrific. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  4. Nice….looks delicious and thanks

  5. This looks fabulous! I have green onions and parsley in the garden. Cabbage from the farmers' market, and away we go!

  6. Wow! I just made this and it is awesome…no balsamic vinegar so I used rice vinegar! It was awesome with cilantro! Thanks for this one! It's a keeper!!!

  7. Great summertime recipe. This beats the standard mayo-laden salads any day of the week.

  8. oh that looks delicious!

  9. Well, unlike one of your fans who must be "down under" WE are having summer in spades here in the NE of the USA. This recipe would have gone great with my 4th of July BBQ yesterday, but since I love anything with cabbage it is now bookmarked in this house; in fact, if I didn't have so many leftovers in the frig, it would have been on the menu tonight. Thanks again Kalyn (and Valerie) for what looks like a winner.

  10. I'm not surprised that I'm the only white balsamic fan, but the salad was great when my sister made it with plain white vinegar too.

    I think slivered almonds would make a great addition!

  11. Sounds fantastic! I think I would throw in a few slivered almonds to add to the crunch.

  12. It sounds wonderful. Not quite salad weather here but will try it in summer.

  13. I haven't met too many Valerie's like myself in my lifetime. I need to try your sisters coleslaw:D

  14. White balsamic is awesome. And you can never go wrong with cabbage salad. Sounds delicious. Thank you!

  15. I love the Trader Joe's white balsamic vinegar, too. Sometimes you want the taste without the dark color of the regular balsamic. I'm going to save this recipe for a couple of weeks until my parsley in the garden is ready for harvest.

  16. This looks simple and tasty! I"m bookmarking it for another time, I love new cole slaw recipes, thanks!