Here is a healthy shredded cabbage salad recipe without mayonnaise. This quick coleslaw is low in fat and the perfect filler when hungry, but you don’t want to blow your eating plan. So instead, the recipe calls for a light coleslaw dressing containing apple cider vinegar that gives the slaw the perfect zing.
This tasty coleslaw recipe is the perfect addition for BBQs, picnics, and of course, work lunches! You won’t feel guilty eating a big bowl of this fresh cabbage salad!
I could eat this coleslaw every day! It is that good!
Here’s What You’ll Need to Make This Mayo Free Coleslaw
You won’t need anything special to make this recipe, just standard kitchen items.
- Cutting board
- Chefs knife
- Big bowl
- Ziplock bags for storage (I like to take this low-calorie coleslaw to work in a ziplock bag)
Shredded Cabbage Salad Ingredients
- Cabbage head
- Apple cider vinegar
- Oil (avocado or your favorite)
- Sugar substitute
- Dijon mustard (I love Trader Joe’s brand)
- Garlic powder
- Black pepper
How to Make Healthy Coleslaw
Combine the low-calorie coleslaw dressing ingredients in a small bowl or glass jar. Stir to blend and set aside.
Chop one whole cabbage and half a red onion. If the entire cabbage doesn’t fit, add what you can to the bowl. The cabbage will reduce after the dressing is added, and there will be room to add more cabbage to the bowl.
Add dressing to the cabbage bowl.
With tongs, toss the shredded cabbage salad to combine.
Let the cabbage salad sit for at least 15 minutes for the flavors to combine and for the cabbage to release its juices.
*** This recipe is inspired by Everyday Coleslaw from recipetineats.com, which you will find here.Eating this shredded cabbage salad won't make your pants tight!Click To Tweet
- 1 ea cabbage, shredded
- 1/2 ea red onion, chopped
Light Coleslaw Dressing No Mayo
- ¼ cup cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp oil, I use avocado oil
- ½ tea sugar substitute, I use Swerve
- 1 tea dijon mustard, I recommend Trader Joes
- ½ tea salt
- ½ tea garlic powder
- ½ tea black pepper
- Mix coleslaw dressing ingredients in a jar or small bowl.
- Chop cabbage and onion. Please in a large bowl.
- Pour dressing over and toss to combine.
- Let the cabbage salad sit out for 15 minutes before eating.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 servings Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving Calories 80Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 123mgCarbohydrates 4gNet Carbohydrates 3gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 1g
What to Eat with Coleslaw
Coleslaw also goes wonderfully with:
- Fried chicken
- Fish sticks
- Smoked meats
- BBQ’d everything
- I ate this shredded cabbage salad with a bunless keto-friendly chili dog.
More Great Cabbage Recipes
- Easy Fermented Cabbage – Sauerkraut
- The Best Korean Beef Bowl with Veggies
- BBQ Coleslaw Recipe | Tangy Homemade Coleslaw
- Low-Carb Corned Beef Hash Recipe
Can I Use Cabbage Instead of Lettuce in Salad?
Yes! I love using cabbage in salads.
- Cabbage is chewier, so you feel like you are eating more than you are.
- Cabbage keeps longer in the refrigerator. So whenever I go shopping, I always buy at least two heads of cabbage for the week. I don’t have a plan for the cabbage when I’m buying it, but cabbage is so versatile that I always find a way to use it.
- Cabbage has more vitamins and minerals than lettuce.
- Cabbage holds up better in premade salads than lettuce.
Health Benefits of Eating Cabbage
- It’s packed with antioxidants
- Cabbage is low in calories – 33 calories per cup
- Cabbage can be fermented, and the natural probiotics are super healthy
- Cabbage may reduce chronic inflammation
- Cabbage is an immune booster packed with vitamin C and vitamin K
- Cabbage is packed with fiber which aids digestion
- Cabbage is a cancer fighter – read about it here
- Cabbage may help your heart stay healthy – read about it here
- Cabbage may help lower cholesterol levels and help control blood sugar – read about it here
- In Roman times cabbage was considered a hangover cure – read about it here