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Recipe: Green Machine Slaw

Recipe: Green Machine Slaw

Green Machine Slaw

by Dylan Sabuco
Photo by Diyana Dimitrova/
prep time
5 minutes
cook time
4-6 servings

Fun Food Story

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Green Machine Slaw

A light, crunchy, zippy slaw perfectly complements tacos, BBQ, and Southern classics.

Happy & Healthy Cooking,

Chef Erin, Food-Geek-in-Chief

Fun-Da-Mentals Kitchen Skills

  • grate :

    to reduce food, like a carrot, to very small shreds or pieces of the same size by rubbing it on a tool with an outside surface that has holes with cutting edges (a grater).

  • knife skills :

    Bear Claw (growl), Pinch, Plank, and Bridge (look out for trolls)

  • measure :

    to calculate the specific amount of an ingredient required using a measuring tool (like measuring cups or spoons).

  • slice :

    to cut into thin pieces using a sawing motion with your knife.

  • stir :

    to mix together two or more ingredients with a spoon or spatula, usually in a circle pattern, or figure eight, or in whatever direction you like!

Equipment Checklist

  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Graters (or cutting board + kid-safe knife)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Whisk
  • Large spoon or salad tongs


Green Machine Slaw

  • 1/2 head green cabbage
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 T vinegar (apple cider or white are best)
  • 1/4 C milk **(for DAIRY ALLERGY sub dairy-free/nut-free milk)**
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard

Food Allergen Substitutions

Green Machine Slaw

  • Dairy: Substitute dairy-free/nut-free milk.


Green Machine Slaw

grate + chop

Grate or chop (your choice) 1/2 head of green cabbage, 1 celery stalk, and 1 carrot into a medium mixing bowl.

measure + whisk

Measure 2 tablespoons vinegar, 1/4 cup milk, 1 pinch of sugar, 1 pinch of salt, 1 pinch of black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard into a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

toss + crunch

Toss the dressing with the grated or chopped vegetables. Chill for a few minutes or serve immediately. Enjoy!

The Yolk's On You

Any leftover cabbage can and will be shredded and mixed with mayonnaise.

That's Cole's Law!

THYME for a Laugh

Why are celery stalks never lonely? 

Because they come in bunches!

Lettuce Joke Around

Why didn’t the cabbage win the race?

He wasn’t ahead of lettuce!

The Yolk's On You

What vegetable might you find in your basement? 


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