Grilled Coleslaw with Lemon-Herb Vinaigrette

Grilling cabbage and carrots gently softens the crunchy vegetables for a smoky yet still crisp version of a favorite summer side in this easy coleslaw recipe. For an easy grilled dinner, cook some chicken, fish or veggie burgers alongside the vegetables.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 cups


  • ¼ small green cabbage (about 12 ounces)

  • ¼ small red cabbage (about 12 ounces)

  • 1 large carrot

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 large lemon, halved

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

  • 1 ½ teaspoons honey

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as dill, parsley and/or basil


  1. Preheat grill to medium.

  2. Cut each cabbage quarter into 3 wedges, trying to keep an equal portion of the core attached to each wedge to hold it together on the grill. Brush the cabbage wedges and carrot with 1 1/2 tablespoons oil.

  3. Grill the vegetables, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and starting to soften, 10 to 15 minutes. Grill lemon, cut-side down, until grill marks form, about 4 minutes.

  4. Juice the lemon halves into a large bowl. Whisk in the remaining 2 1/2 tablespoons oil, shallot, honey, salt and pepper. Stir in herbs.

  5. Chop the vegetables into 1/2-inch pieces. Add to the bowl and toss with the dressing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
14g Fat
13g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 8g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Vitamin A 3187IU 64%
Vitamin C 70mg 78%
Folate 17mcg 4%
Sodium 332mg 14%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Magnesium 12mg 3%
Potassium 356mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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