This keto coleslaw is made with a creamy, sugar free dressing for a delicious cabbage salad you can enjoy all summer! Plus, you only need 5 ingredients and about 5 minutes to make it.
Have you been missing coleslaw at summer picnics and barbeques?
Next time, just whip up a batch of this easy low carb coleslaw! It takes less than 5 minutes to prep, and you only need 5 ingredients.
Plus, it stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week. You can have it ready to go any time you want a creamy, tangy, refreshing side with your summer dishes.
Most restaurant or store bought coleslaws have added sugar in the dressing. This recipe replaces that sugar with low carb sweetener for a similar taste without the sugar.
Carrots also increase the carbs in coleslaw, so I like to leave them out. You’re welcome to add a few if you like, but I don’t miss them.
This keto coleslaw recipe is one of my summer staples. It’s a great side, but I also eat it plain as a snack. It’s so refreshing!
How to make keto coleslaw
This keto coleslaw recipe takes 5 minutes or less to whip up.
For the easiest prep, you can buy pre-shredded cabbage. Personally, I like to buy a head of cabbage and shred with the grating blade of a food processor. Then, you simply combine the ingredients!
- In a small bowl, mix together the apple cider vinegar with the stevia (or other low carb sweetener).
- Add in mayonnaise and celery seed and whisk until a smooth dressing forms.
- Add the shredded cabbage to a large bowl or serving platter.
- Pour the dressing over the shredded cabbage and toss until all the cabbage is well coated.
Your coleslaw can be eaten right away, but it’s better if you can chill it first. I recommend putting it in the fridge for a couple hours before serving.
What’s more keto friendly, mayo dressing or vinegar?
This easy keto coleslaw dressing is a simple mix of mayonnaise, raw apple cider vinegar, stevia, and ground celery seeds. I think the mayo gives it just the right amount of creaminess.
However, some people prefer to make coleslaw dressing without the mayonnaise.
If you want to make a vinegar coleslaw dressing, just omit the mayo and use a little more vinegar. You may also want to add some dijon mustard for creaminess.
Both versions are low carb and delicious. In fact, most of the carbs in this recipe come from the cabbage itself, not the dressing. So it’s completely your preference.
Of course, you want to make sure you’re using a zero carb mayonnaise without any added sugar. My favorite is avocado oil based mayo. It’s also very easy to make my coconut oil mayonnaise right at home.
As long as you’re using sugar free mayonnaise, a mayo dressing will not increase the coleslaw carbs.
Carbs in Coleslaw
Most of the carbs in this keto coleslaw are from the cabbage. However, there’s no need to worry because they are mostly fiber.
There is some natural sugar contained in cabbage. Each leaf has about 1.3 grams of carbs of which 0.6 grams are fiber and 0.7 grams are sugar. But that’s not enough to knock you out of ketosis.
What goes well with keto coleslaw?
For me, coleslaw and barbeque are a classic pair.
This coleslaw would also be delicious added to my low carb fish tacos. The flavors together will taste so fresh.
What do you like to enjoy with coleslaw? Let us know in the comments below!
Other low carb side recipes
Looking for more tasty keto side dish recipes? Check out a few of these favorites:
- Keto Broccoli Salad is made with bacon and cheese for another low carb version of a classic summer recipe!
- Low Carb Zucchini Fries are super easy to make and will satisfy your craving for a crispy side of fries.
- Grilled Cabbage Steaks with bacon and blue cheese are a delicious new way to serve up salads this summer!
- Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters made with coconut flour are an amazing appetizer or side for any meal.
- Keto Mexican Cauliflower Rice is a light and flavorful side dish that comes together in minutes with only 4 ingredients!
- Mix cider vinegar with stevia (or other low carb sweetener) packets.
- Whisk in mayonnaise and celery seed until smooth dressing forms.
- Pour dressing over shredded cabbage. Toss to coat cabbage with dressing.
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First Published: July 21, 2010… Last Updated: May 22, 2020