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 7
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.
Karen Rankin
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

Tea-Leaf Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Traditionally, the star of this famous Burmese salad, laphet, is made by fermenting just-picked tea leaves for several months underground. While laphet is starting to be imported, it is still hard to find. This version, using readily available green tea, offers a quick alternative. Mix the salad at the table so everyone can appreciate the diversity of ingredients--from crunchy to savory--that make it so special.
By Kate Leahy

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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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

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

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

Lemony Brussels Sprout Slaw

Rating: 5 stars 1
This Brussels sprout slaw is the perfect complement to any dish. The bright lemon dressing adds acidity and freshness, while nuts and dried fruit add texture.
Virginia Willis
By Virginia Willis

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

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

Panko-Crusted Pork Chops with Asian Slaw

Rating: 5 stars 2
Panko breadcrumbs and a high-heat oven lend satisfying crispiness to pork chops without frying. The miso-flavored chops pair with coleslaw, here updated with snow peas, red bell pepper and Asian flavors like ginger, to round out this healthy 400-calorie meal that's ready in under an hour.
By Carolyn Casner

Cabbage Slaw

Rating: 5 stars 2
Although it's not a traditional topping for American tacos, cabbage slaw is an essential ingredient when making fish tacos. This colorful, vinegar-dressed coleslaw can be made in just a few minutes. Use preshredded cabbage to make it even quicker.
By John Ash

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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Inspiration and Ideas

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

This warm apple and cabbage slaw gets bright flavor from apple-cider vinegar and a salty, savory punch from bacon. Try this easy side dish with chicken kebabs for a quick and healthy dinner.