Healthy Recipe: Lemony Red Cabbage Coleslaw


Coleslaw Recipe for a Memorial Day Picnic or Anytime

It’s almost Memorial Day, which means it’s time to pack the picnic basket. Coleslaw is the quintessential American picnic salad. Here’s a recipe for a different version but one that everyone who tries it loves. And of course,  it can be enjoyed year round. Try it in different ways, too — such as a topping for  that proverbial Memorial Day burger. A great way to get your cruciferous vegetables on!


  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 small cloves garlic, finely minced (more or less according to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small head red cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups)


  1. Mix all ingredients, except cabbage.
  2. Once dressing is fully blended, toss in shredded cabbage.
  3. Enjoy!

Makes 4-6 servings

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