I like the creamy, sweet type of slaws with certain meals.  Feel free to use poppy seeds if that is what you have on hand, just use a little less, they are not as tender as chia.   Now days we have Chia seeds, these great little seeds add whopping 2400mg of Omega 3 per Tablespoon.  I tend to be “the taker of the slaw” (among other things) when it comes to gatherings.  For one, you never know how many glutenous crumbs may be in someone else’s mayo.. and I always know it is dairy free.  If your slaw is going mobile, just whisk the dressing ingredients together in the bottom of a storage container, add slaw, top with the lid and give it a shake.  Chill 2 hours, giving a couple shakes along the way.  When its time to serve, just dump it in a nice bowl.

Creamy Dairy Free Omega Slaw


  • 1 (16 ounce) bag coleslaw mix
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise (or a vegan type)
  • 1/4 cup plain coconut milk (the beverage kind, or in the can. but any "milk" will do.)
  • 1-2 Tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, and more to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together the mayonnaise, milk, agave, vinegar, salt, and chia seeds in a medium bowl; blend thoroughly.
  2. Pour dressing mixture over coleslaw mix and toss to coat.
  3. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

© Melinda Tucker, Discover Gluten Freedom


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