Goat Cheese Slaw

*Phew* it has been quite a week! I got back from Nashville late last night and basically collapsed in a heap on my bed. The past few days were so much fun. I met tons of small business owners and I just love hearing people’s stories. I also got to hear some amazing speakers, like Bert Jacobs, the guy that founded Life is Good. He basically had the audience in tears, and he seemed like such an amazing visionary. I also managed to snap a selfie with Mark Cuban.


I can’t wait to watch Shark Tank with my soon-to-be mother in law, who is just as crazy as I am about the show!

But enough about business, let’s get into some recipe talk. Let me start by saying I’m not a fan of cole slaw. I have something against mayonnaise that I can’t totally put my finger on, but I’ll avoid mayonnaise at all costs. So this is sort of a cole slaw recipe, but there is no mayo involved. Instead, this is full of fresh, crunchy, veggies and the creaminess comes from goat cheese.

I didn’t try goat cheese until just a few years ago. I know that sounds ridiculous but it just wasn’t something that we ate at my house. And you don’t eat fancy food in college, right? Right. So now I’m making up for it by eating goat cheese regularly. There is a local goat cheese maker here in Richmond called Goats R Us and they make amazingly creamy goat cheese. I used a dill goat cheese in this recipe, but you can use plain goat cheese and just add a little dill.

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Goat Cheese "Cole Slaw"
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This cole slaw uses goat cheese rather than mayonnaise for a creamy taste!
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Serves: 8
  • 4 cups cole slaw mix (shredded cabbage, purple cabbage, & carrots,)
  • ¼ cup goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seed kernels
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  1. Toss the cole slaw mix in a giant bow and stir in the goat cheese using a fork. I sort of mashed it into the chopped veggies until they were coated.
  2. Toss in the sunflower seeds, dill, garlic powder, and salt. That's it!
  3. Serve chilled.

Alex and I ate a heaping portion of this with Hilary’s Eat Well Adzuki Bean Veggie Burger. I love how crunchy it is, and it’s amazing how the goat cheese makes the whole thing so flavorful and creamy!

Are you a cole slaw fan?


  1. How the heck did you meet Mark Cuban! That is so awesome!! Goats cheese slaw?!?!?! uhhh yessssss!!!!!

  2. I love Shark Tank too, especially when they share all the success stories! So inspiring!

    And I would never think to make coleslaw from goat cheese – great idea!

  3. Non mayonnaise slaw is the only kind I’ll eat too! No idea there was a local goat cheese, I’ll have to try it. Can you find it at the farmers market?

  4. I’m not a huge fan of mayo either, so this sounds like a great alternative. I’m definitely going to check out Goats R Us!

  5. meeting Mark Cuban – look at you fancy smancy. I like cole slaw but its sometimes too mayonaiseey for me. Given my love for goat cheese, i could see myself eating this very soon.

  6. Jana Thomson says:

    I make a similar slaw. I love how I get your notices in an e-mail and I can just point and click and have it dragged to my recipe file in my e-mail acct. one quick step. Thanks for all the good recipes.

  7. This is such a cool idea! I’m not a mayo fan at all, but I never would have thought of using goat cheese in cole slaw. Thanks, Liz and hope you have a fun (relaxing) weekend!

  8. I’ve actually never had cole slaw because I also avoid mayonnaise at all costs, so I love that you’ve left it out! Great idea!

  9. I love that you have sunflower seeds in this recipe! Such a fun addition.

  10. Jealous you met Mark Cuban! He’s my favorite “shark” on Shark Tank!

  11. This looks amazing! I love slaw… I’m def a ‘slaw fan’!! 🙂 Happy Memorial Day weekend! 🙂

  12. Welcome home, darling! Glad to have you back. Now I can continue drooling over your recipes. I’m not usually a huge cole slaw fan, but I think your twist may of just won me over 🙂

  13. Oh my goodness! This sounds delicious! I LOVE goat cheese!

    We bought a new cheese last week at the Murray’s in the Carytown Kroger, it was a bucheron cheese, which is a harder, stronger goat cheese than chevre. We LOVE it.


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