This easy keto coleslaw is perfect for your summer bar-b-que and cookouts! It takes just 10 minutes to whip up this sugar free coleslaw. Only 2.3 net carbs per serving.
For as long as I can remember, I have been a side dish person. I know I’ve mentioned that in other posts too. For example, at thanksgiving, I want all the fixins, hold the turkey.
Before I started keto in 2017, I was all about the side salads at the grocery store deli. Macaroni salad, potato salad, and coleslaw were my jam. Especially in the summer time, our fridge would be stocked with all the cold salads, cold cuts, cheese, and fruit for long days spent by the pool. Or a midnight snack.
Remember when Chick-Fil-A took their coleslaw off the menu? I was devastated! I used to dip my fries in the coleslaw and it was delicious. Don’t knock it till ya try it doesn’t apply here but if it did, that is what this sentence would say. That was all before keto, obvi.
I have just always loved a good coleslaw. It’s kind of the best side dish if you think about it. Coleslaw goes with practically any meat and vegetable. I mean, I probably wouldn’t eat it with spaghetti but stranger things have happened.
There’s something about side salads, like coleslaw, that are just made for spring and summer. Maybe because they go so well with bar-b-que! (*hint* next new recipe *hint**hint*)
I was so accustomed to buying coleslaw at the store that once I made the switch to I didn’t eat it for the longest time. Store bought coleslaw usually has added sugar and even icky ingredients at times. It never really occurred to me to just make a keto coleslaw at home.
You’d think, as a recipe writer/content creator that my first inclination would be to make one of my favorite side dishes but if you saw how many tabs were open in my brain, you’d understand why it took me nearly two years to do so. LOL
So anyways, I made this keto coleslaw recipe months ago. Like, end of last summer. Yep. That long ago. And then something really cool happened! I signed a cookbook contract and POOF, I forgot all about my tasty coleslaw recipe.
I’ve since finished my book, eeeek, and found the recipe just sitting in a notebook waiting to be shared. If my coleslaw recipe could read, and had feelings, I’d apologize to it right now.
By the way, I am sooooo stinkin excited to share the details of my book with you! Make sure to get on my email list to be the first to get information about my book in just a few short weeks!
This easy keto coleslaw can be served with your bunless burgers, meal prepped for work lunches, with keto BBQ, or by itself! I like to chop my keto coleslaw really fine with this amazing chopper but if you’re more of a traditional coleslaw fan, by all means, skipping the chopping.
Funny story about the chopper:
I know I don’t normally bore you with stories in my blog posts, but I have to share one about that chopper! My grandmother has the same one in her kitchen that she’s probably had since 1972, no joke. I LOVE it and any time I visit, I always nonchalantly see if she’ll give it to me. She never does. BUT! The last time I was visiting, she had one for me! It wasn’t hers but one of her friends had one not in use that she wanted to give me! How sweet, right? Well, I thought I was just the coolest thing since chopped carrots because I had this vintage, one of a kind, amazing chopper. Come to find out, like 100 people on Instagram told me you can get the same thing on Amazon for $7. *eye roll* I still adore my chopper and think of my Gran every time I use it (which is really what matters) but if you want one too, and I promise you do, they’re $7 on Amazon. 🙂
- 1 16 ounce package coleslaw mix
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons water
- 2.5 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1.25 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2.5 teaspoons erythritol
- Add the coleslaw mix to a large bowl. Use a handheld chopper to finely chop the cabbage into small pieces, if desired.
- In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients until combined.
- Pour the dressing over the coleslaw and toss to combine.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week.
If you have time, let this coleslaw sit in the fridge 1 hour, up to over night, before serving. If you're pressed for time, you can serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 214Total Fat: 22gCarbohydrates: 3.6gFiber: 1.3gProtein: 0.7g