This low carb coleslaw has got that snappy, flavorful crunch that cools off hot evenings and complements any protein. Best part? You won’t be able to taste the difference between this keto coleslaw and the traditional kind.
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Sweet, Tangy, Creamy Covered Veggies
My keto coleslaw journey has been a rocky one. The truth is, I didn’t like coleslaw until I started making it myself. I wanted to like it. I loved the idea of it:
- A no-bake side dish
- Health ingredients
- Only takes 5 minutes to make
But every early encounter I had was soggy, too sweet, and covered in way too much mayonnaise. There’s a reason it’s the last bowl standing at every picnic. And that reason is not coleslaw– it’s the recipe.
So, I experimented with different ratios of sweet to cream to tang. Different veggies. Different amounts of dressing…
And now, this keto coleslaw is a kitchen staple.
It’s got a creamy, sweet, and tangy dressing, which smothers thinly sliced crisp veggies: a match made in summertime heaven. No grilled meat is complete without it. Added bonus? It stores well in the fridge and is easy to make a big ole batch for BBQs, picnics, or meal prep.
Cheers to actually enjoying low carb coleslaw 🥗 – Linds x
This keto coleslaw is all about the dressing. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Onion – simply grate with a box grater. We much prefer this to sliced onion in our coleslaw.
- Lakanto/Swerve is how we’ll sweeten the sugar free coleslaw dressing. Both these keto sweeteners are a 1:1 swap with sugar, so if you’re using a different product, adjust accordingly.
- Heavy cream – makes the dressing a bit thinner so it better coats the veggies.
- White Vinegar
- Pickle Juice – be sure you grab DILL pickle juice– sweet pickle juice contains sugar.
- Cabbage – I like a combo of red and green cabbage to add some color to the salad.
You’ll want to stash this keto coleslaw recipe in an airtight container in the fridge. Letting the cabbage soak up the dressing makes this salad tastier over time.
Low carb coleslaw is a picnic staple and a great side dish for any meat. Try it alongside:
How Many Carbs in Traditional Coleslaw?
There are 25g net carbs in coleslaw per cup– this is because coleslaw dressing is made with sugar. By simply swapping sugar for a sugar alternative, this becomes a keto coleslaw in no time.
Want to mix it up? Here are some ideas for you:
- Add cooked + crumbled BACON.
- Add chicken for a (balanced) healthy coleslaw keto chicken salad.
- Switch up the dressing. If traditional coleslaw dressing (slightly sweet and creamy) isn’t what you’re craving, get creative with something like keto ranch dressing.
- Add more veggies by julienning them and tossing them in. Turn this into a kale, broccoli, or cauliflower potato salad.
- Don’t like mayo? Swap with keto greek yogurt (like in my greek yogurt chicken salad). It will add more carbs and protein to the dish while removing a bit of the fat.
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- 2 Tablespoon Onion finely grated
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons Granular Swerve or Lakanto (note 1)
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise (note 2)
- 1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons Dill Pickle Juice (note 3)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/8 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 8-10 Cups Cabbage shredded (about 1/2 medium head) I use a combo of red and green
- 1 Carrots shredded
- Dressing. Use a box grater to grate the onion (2 tablespoon). Place in a small bowl, along with all other dressing ingredients, and whisk to combine.
- Toss + chill. In a large bowl, combine 8 cups of shredded cabbage and carrot (1). Pour dressing over the top and toss to combine. If you like a less saucey coleslaw, add the 2 additional cups of cabbage. Taste, and adjust seasoning to your liking. Store in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving, and enjoy!
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- Sweetener. I use Lakanto or Swerve. Feel free to use whatever sweetener you prefer. Know that these products are equally as sweet as sugar. If subbing in allulose or erythritol, they're 70% as sweet.
- Not a fan of mayo? Low carb greek yogurt can be used in its place (although yogurt is higher in carbs).
- It's important to grab DILL pickles, as sweet pickle juice contains carbs.
- Nutritional information is based on 1 serving, which is about 1 cup: