Creamy Homemade Coleslaw Salad Recipe

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This Homemade Coleslaw is exceptionally creamy, fresh, and crispy. It’s a breeze to make, a family favorite, and goes well with almost any main dish. Easy to prep in advance it’s the perfect side dish for summer potlucks, BBQs or picnics.

creamy and tangy coleslaw salad recipe

I’ve always thought that Coleslaw is one of those challenging to make recipes, and that’s because we never made it at home. In fact, it’s one of the easiest recipes, requires just a few ingredients and to ease up your work we suggest getting the pre-shredded cabbage blend bags. 

Making Coleslaw at home became our obsession, and for a while, we enjoyed it with almost everything. It’s perfect as a side dish for keto fried chicken, baked crispy chicken tenders or salmon patties. It’s also a great addition to any sandwich.

Reasons this is the BEST Coleslaw Salad Recipe

  • can be made ahead – shred the vegetables one or two days in advance, and prepare the dressing.
  • seriously versatile
  • easy to make

Is Coleslaw Keto Friendly?

Yes, most coleslaw salad recipes are keto-friendly and can be easily incorporated into a well-balanced low-carb lifestyle. Some recipes use just a touch of sugar to balance the taste, and that adds some extra carbs.

However, my coleslaw salad recipe is keto-friendly and has only 5 grams of net carbs per serving.

What are the Ingredients for Coleslaw?

The ingredients for the Coleslaw Salad consist of cabbage, carrots, mayo, vinegar, and a few spices. I love using both purple and green cabbage because I think it looks pretty. It also works fine just with one type of cabbage. 

Reduce the quantity of carrots if you are looking for a super low carb coleslaw salad. In fact, carrots are an acceptable vegetable on a ketogenic diet because one cup provides only 7g net carbs. Leaving out the carrots will save you about 2g carbs, so it’s your choice. 

Here are all the ingredients you’ll need for coleslaw salad:

  • 3 cups green cabbage 
  • 2 cups purple cabbage 
  • 1 cup carrots   
coleslaw salad with a creamy mayo dressing a super easy to make salad recipe

How to Make Classic Coleslaw?

Out of convenience, you can buy the prepared mixes from the store, but it’s so easy to make it at home.

Just gather all the ingredients and use a mandoline or a food processor to thinly shred the cabbage and carrots.

This salad is ready in less than 10 minutes, and here’s everything you need to do:

  1. Thinly shred the cabbage and the carrots.
  2. Make the delicious coleslaw dressing by combining all the ingredients. 
  3. Combine the dressing with the shredded cabbage mix and devour. 
creamy coleslaw salad recipe

What’s the Best Dressing for Coleslaw?

After prepping your veggies, it’s time to make this outstanding dressing that’s creamy, tangy with the perfect amount of sweetness. You’ll need just six ingredients to prepare this dressing. 

  • Mayonnaise – the base of the dressing and makes this salad so creamy and packed with flavors. Choose the highest quality you can find or make it at home. If paleo, I recommend getting my favorite Avocado Oil Mayonnaise. 
  • Vinnegar – Adds a tangy flavor and lightens up the dressing.
  • Sweetener – Brings that delicious and perfect sweetness. 
how to make coleslaw

How to Store this Cabbage Salad?

To make coleslaw salad ahead, I recommend combining the ingredients the night before serving. The dressing lasts for about 3 days in the refrigerator. 

It’s best to serve leftovers within two days. It will become a soggy mess the more you keep it.  

This salad can’t be stored in the freezer because cabbage doesn’t freeze well.

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Creamy Homemade Coleslaw Salad Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Prep time 10 mins
Yelds 6 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


This Homemade Coleslaw is exceptionally creamy, fresh, and crispy. It’s a breeze to make, a family favorite and goes well with almost any main dish.
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  • 3 cups green cabbage
  • 2 cups purple cabbage
  • 1 cup carrots

Coleslaw Dressing


  • In a large bowl, combine the dressing ingredients.
  • Using a mandoline or food processor, thinly shred the cabbage and carrots.
  • Add the shredded vegetables to the bowl and toss to combine. Keep refrigerated for at least 1 hours before serving to help the flavors develop.
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Total Carbs
Net Carbs

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword colesalaw, creamy coleslaw
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Creamy Homemade Coleslaw Salad Recipe


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