Cool and Creamy Keto Coleslaw

Nothing says summer better than cool and creamy keto Coleslaw, and this recipe has the flavors, the tanginess, and the crunch you’re craving! Super easy to make and ready in a jiffy, it tastes even better the next day!

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Easy to make with common ingredients, you can start with a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw mix to make the best keto coleslaw recipe even easier. Or, get out your knife or mandolin and get shredding!

Ready in a jiffy, this is my kind of salad. It is creamy, tangy, and has just a touch of sweetness to balance it all out.

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Traditional coleslaw is loaded with carbs from added sugar, but you don’t have to eliminate coleslaw if you’re on a ketogenic diet, you just need to be smart about the ingredients you use!

What you’ll love about This Easy Keto Coleslaw Recipe


  • It’s so easy to make and uses common ingredients.
  • Use pre-shredded coleslaw mix for even less prep!
  • It’s cool, creamy, and super-tasty!

Ingredients

  • Cabbage – You’ll need green and red cabbage for this recipe. Red adds so much color and red cabbage is a great source of antioxidants.
  • Carrot – If you’re doing strict keto, skip the carrot. But most ketoers can tolerate a bit of shredded carrot and it won’t add much in the way of carbs but add plenty of color and sweetness.
  • Mayonnaise Is mayo keto? You bet it can be. Look for a brand that has no sweetener and doesn’t use soybean oil.
  • Apple cider vinegar – Adds tanginess. You can also use lemon juice.
  • Mustard powder – Just a bit helps add depth of flavor.
  • White sugar substitute – Use your favorite brand of powdered sugar substitute.
  • Celery seed – Coleslaw isn’t coleslaw without celery seed!
  • Garlic powder – Use powder, not salt.
  • Onion powder – Use powder, not salt.
  • Salt and pepper – To taste.
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How To Make Keto Coleslaw

For a complete list of ingredients and instructions, please scroll down to the recipe at the bottom of this page.

  1. Shred the cabbage (red and green) and the carrot, or use a pre-shredded bag of coleslaw mix.
  2. Mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard powder, white sugar substitute, celery seed, and garlic and onion powder in a small bowl.
  3. Toss the keto coleslaw dressing with the shredded vegetables, adjust the salt and pepper, and serve!

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Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • I know I’m all about eating food fresh, as soon as you’ve made it, but this keto coleslaw recipe actually tastes better the next day after the flavors have had a chance to blend.
  • Adjust the seasonings to suit your own tastes! Love celery seed? Add a bit more. Love the tanginess of this low-carb coleslaw? Add a bit more vinegar.
  • Use a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw mix instead of chopping the cabbage yourself and save some time.

Make it a Meal

There’s nothing wrong with a big old bowlful of sugar-free coleslaw for lunch or dinner, but if you want to make it a meal, pair this keto salad recipe with:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is coleslaw keto?

It can be! Most coleslaw recipes (and commercial products) contain sugar which isn’t keto. A few clever substitutions mean you can enjoy this low carb keto coleslaw on your keto lifestyle.

How many carbs are in coleslaw?

This keto coleslaw recipe has just 4 net carbs in it. You can shave off another carb if you skip the carrots.

Is keto coleslaw dressing recipe easy to make?

Yes, and you probably already have all the ingredients! Just mix it together in a small bowl then toss it with the salad and you’re done!

Step by Step Process

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Keto Coleslaw

This is the BEST keto Coleslaw! It's creamy, crunchy, tangy, and just a wee bit sweet. Serve it at BBQs, potlucks, or just for dinner with the family.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword cabbage, coelslaw dressing, coleslaw, easy salad, keto colelsaw
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 111kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar substitute
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Shred the cabbage and carrots and toss in a bowl (or use 6 cups of pre-shredded coleslaw mix).
  • Combine the mayonnaise, powdered white sugar substitute, apple cider vinegar, mustard powder, celery seed, and garlic and onion powder in a small bowl. Mix well.
  • Toss the keto coleslaw dressing with the cabbage and carrots, adjust the seasoning, and serve!

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • I know I’m all about eating food fresh, as soon as you’ve made it, but this keto coleslaw recipe actually tastes better the next day after the flavors have had a chance to blend.
  • Adjust the seasonings to suit your own tastes! Love celery seed? Add a bit more. Love the tanginess of this low-carb coleslaw? Add a bit more vinegar.
  • Use a bag of pre-shredded coleslaw mix instead of chopping the cabbage yourself and save some time.
The nutritional values for the white sugar substitute are not calculated in nutritional values because zero calories and zero carbohydrates are added.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2013IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 4g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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5 thoughts on “Cool and Creamy Keto Coleslaw”

  1. 5 stars
    Super loved this! Thanks a lot for this amazing and super easy to make beef barley recipe! It’s really tasty and very flavorful! Will surely have this again!

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  2. 5 stars
    Thanks for this wonderful coleslaw recipe, just in time for the weather to heat up and cookout season to begin! I made some for my family today, and will add it to the menu for Memorial Day weekend.

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