Pretty Pink Slaw
A good recipe doesn’t have to be long listed and complicated—can I get an “amen”? This simple and vibrant slaw has become a go-to for me when it’s my turn to bring the side for the party. Somehow it never fails to wow the crowd—and no one ever knows it takes less than 10 minutes to throw together and consists of only 6 ingredients—until now, because the secret is out. Lets make some pretty pink slaw!
Healthy, Simple, Gluten Free Slaw
The base for this slaw are beets and carrots. I personally believe that raw beets are seriously underrated. They have a unique, crunchy texture, lovely vibrant color.

Over the shredded vegetables is the perfect combination of tangy vinegar and sweet maple syrup. Served with a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added crunch, this slaw’s flavor combination and texture variety is perfectly balanced.

Give this slaw a try- don’t shy away from simplicity- instead, embrace the intrigue in the minimal ingredients.

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For more recipes like this, check out my avocado pesto pasta salad, summer dill potato salad, and masala lentil salad.

Pretty Pink Slaw

Pretty Pink Slaw

This simple, vibrant, and delicious pretty pink slaw is sure to impress all your friends. No one would ever know it had 6 ingredients and takes less than 10 minutes to prepare.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Entrée, Salad, Side
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Oil Free, Vegan
Yield: 4


  • 2 raw beets peeled
  • 4 carrots peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds


  • Grate the raw beets and carrots on the most coarse side of a box grater or with a food processor grating attachment.
  • Dump the veggies into a large bowl and toss with maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and salt. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator, in airtight container, for up to 3 days.


Nutrition Information is a rough estimate of 1/4 of this recipe


Serving: 1serving of 4 | Sodium: 156mg | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 3.6g | Calories: 126kcal | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Fat: 4.6g | Protein: 2.9g | Carbohydrates: 19.9g

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