Low-Calorie Coleslaw Recipes

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

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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

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

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

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.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

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

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

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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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

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.
By Michael Twitty

Kohlrabi Slaw with Fennel & Apple

Crunchy, tart and sweet come together in one easy salad. Serve this kohlrabi slaw with grilled pork chops or on a chicken sandwich.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken Katsu with Creamy Slaw
Rating: Unrated 2
This crispy Japanese chicken recipe comes complete with a creamy warm slaw on the side. Serve with steamed brown rice or buckwheat soba noodles to round out the meal. We like to use chicken cutlets made with dark-meat chicken thighs--they have more than twice the immune-boosting zinc of white-meat chicken breasts.
Mexican-Inspired Coleslaw
Rating: Unrated 9
Enjoy this crunchy, refreshing alternative to mayonnaise-based coleslaw on a taco or on the side.
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.