Mayo Free Spicy Coleslaw with Pasta

Mayo Free Spicy Coleslaw with Pasta is another fabulous way to use Chickapea in your salads this summer!  Restaurants typically serve coleslaw with lots of mayo but this recipe will give you a plateful of nutrition, oodles flavor and more by adding our high protein pasta.

I’m all about the spice so I used jalapeno pepper along with some Dijon and a little garlic.  Everything must have garlic, right?  If your family is hesitant about the heat, you can cut it in half or eliminate it entirely.  There’s still lots of flavor in this yummy dressing!

Ingredients for mayo free coleslaw

Did you know that cabbage:

  • Is incredibly nutritious but very low in fat and calories? One hundred grams of leaves = 25 calories
  • Is an excellent source of Vitamin C, B1, B5, B6 and VitaminK
  • Contains minerals like potassium, manganese, iron, and magnesium

Robyn is Chickapea’s recipe creator and you can see more of her delicious recipes on her blog at Simply Fresh Dinners. 

5 from 10 votes
Mayo Free Spicy Coleslaw with Pasta
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Mayo Free Spicy Coleslaw with Pasta is another fabulous way to use Chickapea in your salads this summer!  Restaurants typically serve coleslaw with lots of mayo but this recipe will give you a plateful of nutrition, oodles flavor and more by adding our high protein pasta.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 392 kcal
Author: Robyn Gleason
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces Chickapea Pasta - I used shells but any shape will work
  • 1/2 head cabbage. I used both green and purple
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 4 radishes, sliced thinly
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red sweet bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup yellow sweet bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • DIJON LIME DRESSING
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (3 limes)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Optional toppings - Parmesan cheese, sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Cook Chickapea pasta according to package directions, rinse immediately and set aside.

  2. Combine cabbage, radishes, onions, peppers and parsley in medium sized bowl

  3. Dressing:  combine lime juice and Dijon mustard, mixing well.  Add peper and garlic.  Drizzle olive oil in slowly, whisking well to combine. Mix ONLY HALF of the dressing with the salad. Let stand for 10 minutes. Taste to determine if you need to add additional dressing.

  4. Top with Parmesan cheese or sunflower seeds if desired.

Chickapea has many more fabulous pasta salads on our recipe page:

Chickapea Pasta with Coleslaw

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Restaurant quality coleslaw with all the flavor and none of the fatty calories.

21 Comments
  • Regina
    Posted at 19:40h, 15 June Reply

    Love this colorful summer recipe!

  • Rachael Hunt
    Posted at 08:25h, 15 June Reply

    I am the biggest fan of slaw!! I will make this weekend!

  • Rachael Hunt
    Posted at 08:24h, 15 June Reply

    I am the biggest slaw fan! I will make this weekend!

  • Dana Sandonato
    Posted at 15:12h, 14 June Reply

    What a fab way to jazz up slaw! I love that this could be eaten as a summer side or a meal on its own. Definitely adding this to my “to make” list 🙂

  • Trish Bozeman
    Posted at 22:07h, 13 June Reply

    Such a perfect bowl of goodness! Love that it’s mayo free, and loaded with plant based protein. YUM!

  • Michelle @ Sunkissed Kitchen
    Posted at 19:42h, 13 June Reply

    i love that you can turn cole slaw into a full meal with the addition of Chickapea! So easy for a summer dinner, and I love cabbage salads!

  • Lorena Grater
    Posted at 18:12h, 13 June Reply

    I love that your recipes are always so colorful. Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Erin @ The Almond Eatert
    Posted at 14:34h, 13 June Reply

    That dressing sounds BETTER than mayo!!

  • Michelle Higgins
    Posted at 13:24h, 13 June Reply

    Oh wow!! This is such a great idea! Coleslaw made into a meal, love it! What’s a great summer dish!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 17:41h, 13 June Reply

      All the flavor and none of the work, Michelle!

  • marcie
    Posted at 12:48h, 13 June Reply

    I’m a huge fan of coleslaw with no mayo and adding Chickapea pasta for a protein boost the perfect way to make this a meal!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 17:43h, 13 June Reply

      So are we, Marcie. Why ruin a great coleslaw with mayo!

  • Sarah Kesseli
    Posted at 12:36h, 13 June Reply

    You had us at coleslaw! But, add in the pasta and it’s even better! This is our favorite summer side!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 17:43h, 13 June Reply

      Cheers, Sarah! Can’t wait for you to try it!

  • Sarah Nevins
    Posted at 12:01h, 13 June Reply

    I’m so crazy about these flavours! It’s such a refreshing summer dish!

  • Natasha @ Salt & Lavender
    Posted at 11:42h, 13 June Reply

    LOVE this twist on coleslaw! One of my summer favorites.

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 17:44h, 13 June Reply

      We’re all about the slaw in the summer too, Natasha!

  • Kristen
    Posted at 11:39h, 13 June Reply

    This is such a great coleslaw! I love all the crunchy veggies. They go perfectly with the pasta!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 17:45h, 13 June Reply

      Have to love the different textures with our pasta, Kristen. We think the shells are the perfect choice for this salad.!

  • Tania
    Posted at 11:38h, 13 June Reply

    I love cabbage! This recipe is simple, yet so flavorful and nutritious! Yum-yum!

    • Chickapea
      Posted at 17:46h, 13 June Reply

      And so quick to make on these hot nights, Tania!

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