Healthy Coleslaw Recipes

Find healthy, delicious coleslaw recipes including Mexican coleslaw, low-calorie coleslaw and coleslaw dressing. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Simple Cabbage Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Cabbage maintains a nice crunch when it's tossed with an easy dressing in this simple cabbage salad recipe. This easy salad is perfect for fall when cabbage is at its sweetest.
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By Karen Rankin

Purple Power Slaw with Sesame-Ginger Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 1
Combining a trio of purple vegetables--cabbage, carrots and daikon--makes for a stunning slaw recipe. It would be equally delicious tossed with a classic creamy dressing.
By Becky Duffett

Cilantro-Lime Green Cabbage Slaw

Green cabbage and carrots are transformed by a bright citrusy dressing made with olive oil, maple syrup, lime and cilantro. Serve this easy slaw alongside grilled chicken or fish.
By Wendy Lopez

Spicy Cabbage Slaw

Rating: 5 stars 1
Sliced radishes add a peppery kick to this 10-minute slaw, which can serve as both a side and a topping for sandwiches.
By Laura Marzen, RD, LD

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

If you prefer, make this salad with broccoli slaw mix instead of the coleslaw mix.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Jessica's Coleslaw

Rating: 5 stars 1
Culinary historian and cookbook author Jessica B. Harris shares this classic coleslaw recipe, made with green and red cabbage, cider vinegar and a splash of tangy buttermilk. A bit of sugar balances the vinegar's acid, but adjust the sweetness to your preference. Serve it with fried fish, sandwiches, burgers or any other picnic or BBQ fare.
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By Jessica B. Harris, Ph.D.

Easy Pineapple Coleslaw

Rating: 5 stars 1
This easy pineapple coleslaw is a fresh take on the traditional coleslaw recipe—it contains those familiar savory flavors plus a touch of sweetness thanks to the pineapple. If you prefer a more tart-tasting slaw, feel free to add an additional tablespoon of lemon juice. This recipe is part of our Juneteenth Family Cookout Menu.
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By Andrea Mathis, M.A., RDN, LD

Red Cabbage Coleslaw

Rating: 5 stars 1
This fresh and colorful red cabbage slaw is crisp and bright. Dijon and honey balance the flavors of the cabbage. Serve this slaw alongside grilled meat or pack it up for an outdoor potluck or picnic.
Julia Levy
By Julia Levy

Soy-Lime Beef & Cabbage Salad

Rating: 5 stars 3
Using ready-made slaw mix in this crunchy salad cuts down on prep time. And because it uses lean ground beef, this savory main dish is full of iron and B-vitamins.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Creamy Coleslaw

Rating: 4 stars 3
Red and green cabbage and bright orange carrots make a colorful, healthful combination. For an especially nutty flavor, use Savoy instead of regular green cabbage.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Vegan Creamy Coleslaw

Classic coleslaw goes vegan in this easy barbecue side dish recipe. Eggless or vegan mayonnaise's mild flavor is indistinguishable from regular mayo in this coleslaw flavored with Dijon and cider vinegar. Look for it in the condiment section of large grocery stores or natural-foods stores.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Crunchy Bok Choy Slaw

Rating: 4 stars 1
A versatile side dish to go with grilled meats or poultry. Crispy, crunchy and thoroughly delicious.
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen
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Inspiration and Ideas

7 Slaws You'll Want to Make All Summer Long
Recipes like Cabbage Slaw and Easy Pineapple Slaw are colorful, crunchy ways to level up any summer meal.
16 Slaw Recipes for Spring
Made with seasonal ingredients like cabbage, radishes and more, these slaw recipes are bright and fresh.
Sour Apple Slaw

Michael Twitty, a food writer and culinary historian, celebrates Hanukkah's miracle of oil by making fried chicken and latkes. He serves up this sweet and tangy slaw alongside.