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Colourful and flavourful asparagus coleslaw salad served on greaseproof paper, placed in a shallow wooden bowl, topped with a lemon juice and balsamic vinegar dressing, and garnished with fresh mint leaves.
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4.85 from 13 votes

Slaw Style Asparagus Salad

A delicious, crunchy cabbage and carrot coleslaw made with raw asparagus; it's a healthy salad with no mayo, made with a light, citrus based dressing.
This is a colourful and crunchy dish; contrasting red and green cabbage, orange carrots and delicate strips of asparagus stalks. Perfect for pot lucks, BBQ, grilling and picnics.
A great vegetarian and vegan dish that is also Gluten Free and Keto friendly due to the low carbs in the asparagus.
Servings: 4
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins


For the salad

  • 6 stalks asparagus
  • 1/4 red cabbage
  • 1/2 Hispi or sweetheart cabbage
  • 2 carrots - (medium)
  • 2 spring onions
  • bunch parsley

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • salt and pepper - (to taste)


  • Finely slice both types of cabbage. Grate the carrots. Chop the spring onions and parsley. Cut of the heads of the asparagus, and use a vegetable peeler to finely slice the stalks.
  • Mix the dressing ingredients in a large bowl
  • Add salad to dressing, and use your hands to toss.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • Substitute the maple syrup for sugar free maple syrup or a low calories sweetner
  • Minimize your portion to keep it keto friendly to 12 stalks
  • This recipe is 4 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
  • To make it paleo avoid the dressing and just steam the asparagus
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6035IU | Vitamin C: 76.1mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: Asparagus salad