This keto coleslaw is a simple and delicious salad recipe covered in a sugar free dressing! Often referred to as crackslaw, it has just 2 grams of net carbs per serving.

There are very few salads I enjoy.

Like most people, simple salads don’t cut it for me. They aren’t satisfying and unless we add a solid salad dressing; they add little flavor.

There are a few exceptions to this, and that includes coleslaw.

Is coleslaw ok on keto?

Restaurant style coleslaw and store-bought coleslaw are not suitable for a keto diet. The dressing that they use often has added sugar in them, and the amount of carrots that they use can throw someone out of ketosis!

Luckily, you can easily make your own keto version with a fabulous keto coleslaw dressing!

Why this Keto coleslaw recipe will be a salad staple

  • It comes together in minutes, using fresh vegetables and keto friendly condiments.
  • It’s crispy, crunchy, sweet, and salty in one.
  • You can prepare this dish up to three days in advance.

What I love about this salad is that it makes the perfect Keto side dish. It pairs well with almost anything (except maybe chicken soup) and you can customize it with any low carb vegetables.

What you’ll need to make this salad

For the salad

  • Green and purple cabbage A combination of shredded green and purple cabbage. The former has a more subtle flavor, and the purple is slightly sweeter.
  • carrot Just a tiny amount of carrot used to keep the carbs and sugar down.
  • green onion Adds a tiny, peppery kick.

For the keto coleslaw dressing

  • Mayonnaise- Skip the expensive store-bought kind and make your own.
  • lemon juice Just a pinch to balance out the creaminess.
  • Keto maple syrup Just a drop to amp up the sweetness and is perfect for a sugar free coleslaw.
  • Dijon mustard Gives a lovely subtle spice, and some much needed tang.
  • horseradish cream Optional, but recommended if you love a spicy and strong kick to the salad.

How to make keto coleslaw

Start by adding the finely shredded coleslaw ingredients into a mixing bowl.

Next, in a separate bowl, add the coleslaw dressing ingredients and whisk very well, until smooth.

Now, pour the dressing into the vegetable mixture and mix very well until fully combined.

Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate if you are serving it later.

how to make keto coleslaw.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Finely shred your vegetables so that the dressing coats them easily and evenly.
  • Prepare your coleslaw 2-3 hours prior to serving, to let the dressing soften the crunchy vegetables and let the flavor seep through.
  • Add your favorite shredded vegetables for added flavors and colors.

What to serve with coleslaw

While coleslaw pairs well with any sort of keto dinner recipehere are our favorites-

  • ChickenAir fryer chicken breast, chicken thighs, Chicken drumsticksor blackened chicken.
  • Fishgrouper, tilapia, red snapper, Chilean sea bassand haddock.
  • meatPork chops, glazed chops, meatloafand Turkey meatloaf.
  • casserolesPizza casserole, taco casserole, cheeseburger casserole and more.
  • Fried foodFried chicken, chicken parmesan, sausage ballsand salmon patties.

Storing, freezing and making ahead instructions

  • To store: Leftover coleslaw can be stored in the refrigerator, covered. The coleslaw will keep for up to 3 days.
  • To freeze: Do not freeze the coleslaw as when it thaws out, it will be limp and the dressing will be bitter.
  • make-ahead: Prepare the salad and the dressing separately, cover, then refrigerate both for up to three days. When ready to serve, pour the dressing over the top, mix well, and serve immediately.

Sugar free coleslaw.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many carbs are in keto coleslaw?

There are just 2 grams of carbs in sugar free coleslaw.

Is cabbage keto friendly?

Cabbage is a fantastic vegetable to include on a keto diet, with just 2 grams of net carbs per cup serving.

Keto coleslaw recipe.

For the salad

  • 1/2 small Green cabbage chopped finely
  • 1/2 small red cabbage chopped finely
  • 1 small carrot shredded
  • 2 green onions trimmed and chopped

For the keto coleslaw dressing

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Keto maple syrup optional
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoon horse radish cream optional
  • In a mixing bowl, add your shredded and chopped vegetables and mix well. Set aside.

  • In a small bowl, add the dressing ingredients and whisk well, until combined. Pour over the salad and mix well.

  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for at least 2 hours, to chill before serving.

TO STORE: Leftover coleslaw can be stored in the refrigerator, covered. The coleslaw will keep for up to 3 days.
TO FREEZE: Do not freeze the coleslaw as when it thaws out, it will be limp and the dressing will be bitter.

serving: 1serving | Calories: 61kcal | carbohydrates: 5G | Protein: 1G | Fat: 3G | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 202mg | fiber: 3G | Vitamin A: 1525IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg | NET CARBS: 2G

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