Simple Healthy Coleslaw

This simple healthy coleslaw is mayo-free, vegetarian and low in calories. It’s quick and easy to make and has a fresh taste the whole family will enjoy!

Simple Healthy Coleslaw
Simple Healthy Coleslaw


Simple Healthy Coleslaw


2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1½ tsp spicy brown mustard

1½ tsp honey

1½ tsp celery salt

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tbsp slivered almonds (optional)

1 jalapeno pepper, minced

1 green onion, thinly sliced

1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced

1 cup green cabbage, thinly sliced

⅓ cup grated carrots


In a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, celery salt, salt, pepper, almonds, jalapeno pepper and green onion.  Set aside

Place red cabbage, green cabbage and carrots in a medium-size mixing bowl.  Drizzle oil mixture over the top of the vegetables and toss to coat.

Serve immediately.

3 servings, 124 calories per serving

Hack:  Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Hack:  Ask the produce clerk to cut a head of cabbage into wedges so you’ll only have to buy what you need.  They’ll wrap the leftover pieces and put it back on the shelf for sale.

Hack:  Check the produce department for loose carrots so you don’t have to buy an entire bag.  If you don’t see them, ask a clerk if they’re available.

Hack:  Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.

Hack:  Chop leftover green onions and freeze in a sealable freezer bag or container for future use. While they won’t retain the crispness that would make them suitable for salads or garnish, they will be fine for cooking.

Hack:  For an interesting change of pace, try this colorful and creamy broccoli coleslaw as well!

If you have leftover cabbage, check out my recipes for Chinese Chicken Cabbage Soup, Oven Braised Pork Roast with Red Cabbage and LeekRoasted Red Cabbage with ShrimpAndouille Sausage with Cabbage or Homemade Chinese Dumplings!

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4 Replies to “Simple Healthy Coleslaw”

  1. When it comes to coleslaw, I am extremely fussy!  Your recipe share is something I certainly appreciate as my official trade is cook/caterer!  I’m constantly on the hunt for recipes as I aim to put forth healthier culinary options that both my family and the customers whom I serve appreciate.

    1. As a cook, I love nothing better than coming up with a new recipe, and I, like you, am constantly on the hunt for ideas.  Please feel free to use my recipes.  I hope your clients enjoy them!

  2. I like that it’s mayo-free and low in carbs. I have made all my family go into a diet with me, LOL. Well, they agreed. So, I am constantly searching for healthy meals that are also delicious. I know that I will love this. I hope my husband and my two kids like it too so I can prepare it often for all of us.

    1. Low carb diets can be challenging at first but once you find recipes the whole family can enjoy, it becomes less of a chore.  I hope this helps!

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