Keto Coleslaw is a versatile crunchy salad with a simple sweet and creamy dressing.
This easy side dish goes great with BBQ and is perfect for pot lucks or meal prep. This low carb coleslaw is high in fat and has the perfect crunch to accompany any dish.
Looking for another cold salad to make? Try this Keto Broccoli Salad.
KETO COLESLAW RECIPE
I love a nice side of cool, creamy, coleslaw with an outdoor meal, a fish dinner, or just as a quick lunch with some protein on top.
This recipe for low-carb Coleslaw has a traditional flavor and has just 7 simple ingredients. The whole salad comes together quickly in just one bowl.
This is a great recipe to keep in your back pocket for impromptu backyard parties.
You probably have all of the ingredients at home already, just pick up a bag of shredded cabbage and you're ready to go.
I love using bagged coleslaw mix as a time saver for this recipe. It saves me from needing to shred a head of cabbage myself, and it typically includes carrots, green cabbage and red cabbage too for a great pop of color.
INGREDIENTS IN KETO COLESLAW
Mayonnaise - I prefer a regular mayonnaise for this recipe, but substitute your favorite if you have different dietary needs. Vegan mayo or low-fat mayo will work the same.
Dijon Mustard - I love the savory, lightly spicy flavor of Dijon mustard. It adds a necessary depth to the flavor of our keto slaw.
Apple Cider Vinegar - Vinegar thins out the dressing and gives a bright tang.
Sugar-Free Sweetener – I prefer to use a granulated sweetener like swerve to ensure it is a sugar free coleslaw.
Kosher Salt - To season the cabbage and balance the sweetness.
Onion Powder - This is my secret ingredient! The onion powder gives a warm, sweet flavor that really brings the other flavors together.
Coleslaw Mix - one 16-ounce bag of coleslaw mix is perfect for this recipe. Alternately, you'll need about 16oz of shredded cabbage.
If you have any questions about this creamy keto coleslaw recipe, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.
HOW TO MAKE KETO COLESLAW
- In a large bowl, stir together mayonnaise, mustard, sweeter, vinegar, salt, and onion powder.
- Whisk together until well combined.
- Add the coleslaw mix.
- Toss the cabbage and dressing together to coat.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes.
For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the printable recipe card below.
DO I HAVE TO USE A MIX TO MAKE COLESLAW?
Also, the dressing portion of this recipe is awesome tossed with other veggies and shredded broccoli, also sometimes called broccoli slaw.
WHAT MAYO TO USE WHEN MAKING COLESLAW
I tested this low carb coleslaw recipe with regular mayo, light mayo, avocado oil mayo, and coconut oil mayo.
All were delicious but yielded slightly different results. The important thing to do is not use a mayo that might be flavored or have added sugar.
Regular full fat mayonnaise - this was my favorite. It had the best flavor and texture overall.
Low fat mayonnaise - the flavor was equally satisfying.
Avocado oil mayonnaise - I really like this version. It had a unique tangy flavor.
Coconut oil mayonnaise - This version wasn't my favorite. You couldn't taste the coconut but it had a vinegar zing to it.
COLESLAW WITH HONEY
This recipe is easily adapted for taste. Instead of a keto friendly sweetener, use 2 tablespoons of honey.
HOW TO STORE KETO COLESLAW
This coleslaw needs about 1 hour in the refrigerator before serving to let all of the flavors combine.
I like to serve this salad the same day I make it, however you can store it in the fridge for up to two days.
Keep in mind that the longer it sits in the fridge, the more the cabbage will wilt down and absorb the ingredients, changing the texture.
It's much crunchier fresh!
If you're looking to make this low carb coleslaw recipe ahead of time, I suggest mixing up the dressing and storing that in the fridge.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH KETO COLESLAW?
This keto coleslaw salad is delicious with any sort of grilled meat, or any BBQ style meal.
We love to serve this low carb coleslaw as a side dish alongside chicken dishes. It's also amazing on top of fish tacos.
KETO DINNERS TO SERVE WITH COLESLAW
Keto Fried Chicken - A breading of almond flour, crushed pork rinds, and special seasonings make this fried chicken rival any restaurant version. Who doesn't like fried chicken and delicious coleslaw.
Keto Chicken Wings – Keto recipes don’t get any easier than this keto chicken wings recipe. These little tasty chicken wings are super flavorful and filling. Just a note, they can get messy. Dip them in different sauces or some keto BBQ sauce, and enjoy!
Keto Eggplant Parmesan - A classic Italian style comfort dish, Keto Eggplant Parmesan is saucy, cheesy, and delicious and that's why it's on our list of favorite keto meals.
IS COLESLAW KETO FRIENDLY?
Traditional Coleslaw isn’t ok on a keto diet because it calls for granulated sugar. It’s easy to swap out the sugar for a sweetener.
I prefer to make keto coleslaw dressing from scratch because it really is very simple to make.
CAN YOU EAT KFC COLESLAW ON KETO?
KFC Coleslaw is not keto friendly as it contains a lot of added sugar. One serving has around 15 grams of net carbs.
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- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sweetener (we used swerve granulated sweetener)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1, 16-ounce bag of coleslaw mix
- Keto Coleslaw is best served the same day you make it, but can be stored up to two days.
- This recipe is excellent for potluck style meals. Double it if serving a larger crowd.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 559mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands.