Turnip-Beetroot-Radish Coleslaw

The classic coleslaw / cole slaw / slaw recipe is made of cabbage and topped with a delicious dressing. One can say that this is a kind of salad which works perfectly as it or as a filling in sandwiches, tacos or even as a side dish with so many dishes like grilled dishes, burgers, hot-dogs etc. Especially during the summer days, the coleslaw is a perfect light and refreshing option with all the cookouts.

The dressing part is choice-able but must be a vinegar based. One can use mayonnaise or yogurt to get the slight creaminess in the dressing. The crisp chickpea coleslaw I have shared already where the yogurt is used in the dressing. If you are running out of time then these coleslaw are the better option for those last minutes. 

Here I have come up with a coleslaw using some root vegetables as Turnip Beetroot Radish Coleslaw. From the name itself it shows that three root vegetables are used like beetroot, radish and turnip. Some other choice-able vegetables can be opted here too. This is super simple one where neither mayonnaise nor yogurt is used. I love to put my coleslaw always in refrigerator before serving. As by refrigerating, the whole salad mixture gets marinated for a bit more time having the freshness intact which in results tastes so amazing. Still one can devour just after preparing the coleslaw without putting in the refrigerator. This completely vegan and gluten free coleslaw tastes a bit tangy with a crunchy texture. So do try.

Recipe Card for ‘Turnip-Beetroot-Radish Coleslaw’ :

Vegan, Gluten free, Salad, Coleslaw, Root vegetables, turnip, beetroot, radish, vinegar


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Turnip-Beetroot-Radish Coleslaw

completely vegan and gluten free coleslaw using root vegetables which tastes a bit tangy with a crunchy texture

prep time: 10 minscook time:total time: 10 mins


  • Kohlarbi (turnip) 1 no.
  • Radish 2 no.
  • Beetroot 1/2 no.
  • Vinegar (apple cider) 1 tbsp
  • Lime juice 1/2 tbsp
  • Sugar 1 pinch
  • Olive oil 1 tbsp
  • Celery seeds (ajwain) 1 pinch
  • Salt as needed
  • Parsley (finely chopped) 1 tbsp


  1. Wash and clean all the three root vegetables turnip, beetroot and radish.
  2. Peel each one and then make julienne.
  3. In a mixing bowl put all the julienne, vinegar, freshly squeezed lime juice, salt, sugar, celery seeds (ajwain), finely chopped parsley and olive oil.
  4. Mix everything using a spoon and keep the bowl in refrigerator with a cover.
  5. At the time of serving, just take out from the refrigerator and serve !


By refrigerating for an hour or more, the flavors blend very well. Also it can be served without refrigerating.
Instead of ajwain / celery seeds, some sesame seeds also add a lovely crunch.


This post is for the current month’s Food Bloggers Recipe Swap and I was paired with Ali who is a wonderful blogger at Fix Me a Little Lunch. She has a delectable collection of recipes and I was so tempted by so many recipes, but finally landed on Kohlrabi radish coleslaw. And here is my version of that with the addition of another root vegetable, beetroot as Turnip Beetroot Radish Coleslaw.

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  1. Priya Iyer

    The coleslaw recipe is so simple, with no fancy ingredients! I love that you have used no cream or mayo here. 🙂 Perfectly refreshing dish for the summers!

  2. MySpicyKitchen

    Such a flavorful coleslaw! I would love this with some grilled meats.

  3. Ali

    Thank you for sharing such a great version of my coleslaw! This is beautifully styled, too!

  4. Chef Mireille

    This salad looks so bright and fresh and beets are one of my favorite vegetables. This is one I would definitely try.

  5. Lathiya

    The coleslaw looks so inviting. The colors are so vibrant and I loved you made it julienne.

  6. D  Burchell

    I love everything with beets, salads look really good

  7. Hayley

    I can see myself enjoying this salad, such a refreshing salad. Can't wait for the warmer days now!

  8. veena

    The salad looks so colourful and bright. Refreshing for the summer now

  9. Sandhya Ramakrishnan
    Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    That is a great salad with root vegetables. So refreshing and flavorful. I am looking forward to trying this soon 🙂

  10. Pavani

    Coleslaw looks so flavourful and delicious . I love healthy and refreshing salad like this very much.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. Poonam Bachhav

    Suçh an eye-catching crunchy salad this is ! Love such healthy refreshing treats !

  12. Jowita

    What’s ‘no.’ as in 1 no., 2 no., 1/2 no. above in the ingredients list?

    1. Sasmita

      No. I have mentioned for number. for example- ” Radish 2 no. “means use 2 number of radish !

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