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As a vegan, it is very easy to eat the rainbow -so to say. And this little creation is very much the rainbow. It’s a creamy rainbow slaw. I feel more than ever, maybe because its finally spring and the snow should be melting and tulips should start budding… (I say should because its still cold in Montreal and we still have so much snow on the ground) that my plate is filled with brightly coloured veggies and I’ve become obsessed with chipotle peppers… Have you noticed that most of my dinner recipes have chipotle peppers as an ingredient!

So, my criteria this past little while has been, bright and colourful and SPICY! I wonder if this is my brain and stomach telling me I need a travel adventure? Maybe a trip somewhere warm? Bermuda? Actually, I’ve been to Bermuda and I loved it! I went with my parents and brother a few years before I got married. I have a funny little story about my father and I. It shows that we are both very head strong and fearless people!

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So, before Bermuda I have never scuba dived or snorkel before. And the beach we went to in Bermuda was called snorkel park… OBVIOUSLY, we had to snorkel RIGHT! But seeing as both my father and I are very stubborn and head strong we ignored the instructions and just decided to rent the snorkel mask and mouth piece… we thought it was stupid to rent the fins…. So, we begin our journey casually swimming along the beach and as time went on we went further and further in the coral… I have to sigh here and shake my head because looking back at our complete stupidity and lack of experience we both could have gotten hurt really bad.

The first indication that we were way over our heads was that at one point I stood on a piece of coral. (THAT MY FRIEND THIS IS A NO GO!) second indication my father felt a burning sensation on his foot and leg (later we realised he cut himself on the coral) and the third indication was we were both so unexperienced that we weren’t able to actually appreciate the beauty that is the coral reef and the wonderful fish that live around it.

When we got back to shore we both agreed that we should have been a lot more vigilant and we should have invested that extra 5$ for the fins… because my dad had a piece of coral lodges in his foot (not a huge piece but like a splinter size piece …that would only come out after 2 months (YES TWO MONTHS AFTER OUR VACATION the splinter was finally removed) Talk about a souvenir!

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What I learnt from all this

Finally, what I took from this experience was to always be prepared, follow instructions and please respect nature. I also after this became bit by the snorkel bug because the beautiful wonders and sights that we explored took my breath away.

Later on, my husband and I have gone on many snorkel and scuba dive adventures in French Polynesian, Bahamas the Dominican and even in Florida! So, although my first experience was not the best and it isn’t a story that I should be proud of but it is none the less a story with an important lesson.

The Creamy Rainbow Slaw.

I have clearly rambled on about a passed story. The only reason I remember it was because I noticed my trend these past few weeks… Of wanting bright and colorful food with a little bit of a spicy punch. I hope this recipe will bring you back to a tropical vacation and bring out some found memories!!

This creamy rainbow slaw is really easy to make. It requires very few added seasoning, I used fresh dill, chipotle powder pink Himalayan salt and apple cider vinegar. Because corn is not in season I used frozen corn. In the summer when corn will be sold fresh on cob, this recipe will be great with BBQ chard corn! Everything else I used fresh veggies!

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Basically, you will need to have cooked corn about a cup, 1-2 avocados diced small. About 1/3 cup of julien sliced red cabbage,1 -2 stakes of celery, chopped. 1-2 carrots grated or chopped and about 2 whole shallots (also stems chopped in) Mix in a bowl. Add in apple cider vinegar, fresh dill, salt and chipotle powder, and BOOM that’s it your done. ENJOY right away or store in fridge and eat later. Either way you will have a deliciously easy rainbow slaw for you to enjoy.

Please let me know if you enjoyed the creamy rainbow slaw recipe by sharing it on Facebook, twitter and Pinterest. If you have any feedback, I’d love for you to comment below. Have you done anything on vacation that in retrospect you would have avoided or done differently?

Created by Olivia on March 20, 2017

Adventurous Creamy Rainbow Slaw Recipe | Lettuceliv (5)As a vegan, it is very easy to eat the rainbow -so to say. And this little creation is very much the rainbow. It’s a creamy rainbow slaw. I feel more than ever, maybe because its finally spring and the snow should be melting and...

  • Prep Time:10m
  • Total Time:10m
  • Serves:2


  • 1 cup frozen corn -cooked
  • 1 teaspoon freshly chopped dill and some extra for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 2 whole shallots diced
  • 1 carrots grated or chopped
  • 1 celery stalks
  • 1/3 cup julien sliced Red Cabbage
  • 1 avocados diced
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle powder and extra for garnish


  1. chopped all the veggies
  2. mix veggies in bowl
  3. add seasoning and apple cider vinegar
  4. Mix well and serve
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What is rainbow slaw made of? ›

This colorful salad is made with a crisp shredded cabbage, sweet bell peppers, crunchy carrots, and salty olives. It's tossed with a delicious lemon and dill dressing. This sturdy salad is perfect for make ahead meals, like summer picnics and easy lunches.

What is creamy coleslaw made of? ›

Julienne cabbage and carrots using a mandoline (<- affiliate link). Place in a large bowl. Add in mayonnaise, sour cream, white wine vinegar, salt, sugar, mustard powder and white pepper. Stir everything together until thoroughly combined.

What's the difference between coleslaw and slaw? ›

Or coleslaws — what's the difference? Really nothing. Technically, coleslaw involves cabbage, whether green, red or napa, while the category of slaws can include all kinds of chopped or shredded crunchy vegetables. The two words are used interchangeably for the most part however.

What is Amish coleslaw made of? ›

Old Fashioned Amish Vinegar Coleslaw

Made with shredded cabbage, onion, apple cider vinegar, and dry mustard.

Why is KFC coleslaw so good? ›

KFC's coleslaw stands out because of its sweet and tangy dressing, but the slaw's texture is what makes it one of a kind. The very finely chopped cabbage and carrots are a stark contrast to the typical stringy shredded veggies found in bagged coleslaw mix.

What is in Mary Brown's coleslaw? ›


Mary Brown's shreds fresh cabbage and carrots in house, and tops it with a creamy dressing.

Why does my homemade coleslaw go watery? ›

Cabbage contains lots of water. Alton Brown suggests salting the cabbage and letting the water drain for two hours, then rinsing the cabbage and spinning it dry before dressing it. That purges the excess water out of the cabbage before it is dressed, so it doesn't get watery.

Is coleslaw healthy or unhealthy Why? ›

Yes, coleslaw can be healthy! The base of coleslaw is shredded vegetables (traditionally cabbage), so inherently coleslaw is vitamin- and fiber-packed and good for you. The issue is the dressing. Most traditional creamy coleslaw dressing is made with high fat ingredients like mayo and has sugar added too.

What was coleslaw originally made of? ›

A recipe in The Sensible Cook: Dutch Foodways in the Old and New World, made by the author's Dutch landlady in 1770, mixes thin strips of cabbage with melted butter, vinegar and oil. Since mayonnaise was a mid-18th-century invention, coleslaw as we most commonly know it is only about 250 years old.

Is Cole slaw good or bad for you? ›

Improves Gut Health

Coleslaw salad is rich in fiber because of the presence of raw cabbage. The RDA of fiber for an adult is 30g per day. It can become challenging to consume this much amount of fiber per day. However, 120 g portion of cabbage is sufficient to meet 10% of daily fiber needs.

What is apple slaw made of? ›

Combine cabbage, red apple, green apple, carrot, red bell pepper, and green onions in a large bowl. Mix together mayonnaise, brown sugar, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture; mix until evenly coated.

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