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Creamy Whole30 Coleslaw (No Mayo, Keto, Vegan, Low Carb)

Creamy whole30 coleslaw recipe, no mayo, made with a creamy vegan dressing. It is a healthy keto and paleo coleslaw that delivers creaminess and crunchiness with only fresh whole ingredients. This vegan whole30 coleslaw can be made ahead and is perfect for picnics, served as a salad or side dish.

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Whole30 Coleslaw Recipe

You might be tempted to pick up some ready coleslaw at the grocery store, but once you try a homemade whole30 coleslaw recipe made with wholesome ingredients you will understand the difference in quality.

This vegan whole30 coleslaw recipe is also paleo, keto friendly, gluten free and vegan.

Ingredients For Paleo / Whole30 coleslaw:

  • Cabbage (purple / red and white)
  • Carrots
  • Scallions
  • Parsley

Whole30 Coleslaw Dressing Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Plant Yogurt
  • Mustard
  • Seasonings

Vegan Whole30 Keto And Paleo Coleslaw Dressing Without Mayo

Mayo is the most common used condiment in slaws and is very popular in low carb, keto, paleo or whole30 diet. But unfortunately is mostly made with cheap unhealthy oils and unnecessary emulsifiers and stabilizers. Moreover some people are vegetarian or allergic to eggs or they prefer a healthier alternative without animal products, or simply trying to cut down on mayo intake. Therefore this whole30 coleslaw dressing is just perfect for that, it has no mayo but it’s creamy, flavorful and even healthier than mayo.

Vegan keto paleo whole30 coleslaw recipe and creamy avocado dressing without mayo.

So what makes a great substitute for mayo in coleslaw? Something creamy, something vegan, plant-based and healthy – the secret ingredient is AVOCADO! This creamy whole30, keto coleslaw dressing contains real fresh avocados and is quite easy to make by blending all ingredients in a blender. Plus it’s low carb, low in calories, sugar free, vegan, paleo, keto and whole30 friendly!

In order to get a velvety, creamy texture for this whole30 coleslaw dressing I’m combining two of my favorite dressings: Vegan Ranch Dressing and this creamy Avocado Dressing.

Check out the ingredients in the recipe card below!

How Long This Keto Whole30 Coleslaw Dressing Will Keep?

This keto coleslaw dressing should keep in the fridge for up to 5 days. But Since it contains avocado, it will tend to get darker in color, so it’s best to use within first 2 days.

How To Make A Vegan Keto And Whole30 Coleslaw

How to make healthy creamy whole30 coleslaw dairy free, gluten free, keto, paleo, low carb no mayo dressing.
How to make vegan whole30 coleslaw
  1. Quarter the cabbage, remove the core and cut into thin, even shreds. You can do that with your knife or by using a mandoline – for super fine precise shreds.
  2. Grate the carrots by using a handheld grater or a mandoline; chop the the greens and the scallions.
  3. Blend together the ingredients to form that creamy vegan whole30 dressing.
  4. Toss everything together and serve chilled.

Vegan Whole30 Coleslaw With Health Benefits 

  1. The smooth, thick consistency of this creamy dressing makes a huge difference. It’s made without mayo, no dairy, no sugar and no oil.
  2. The fat content from the avocado based dressing helps the body absorb more vitamin C from cabbage. One cup (89 grams) of raw green cabbage contains 54% of the RDI and 85% of the RDI per cup if you use red cabbage.
  3. Cabbage contains insoluble fiber, which provides fuel for friendly bacteria and promotes regular bowel movements.
  4. This healthy whole30 coleslaw is also a low-calorie, low carb, rich in minerals and antioxidants.
A creamy dairy free whole30 coleslaw without mayo which is low carb, low in calories, gluten free, sugar free, vegan, creamy in texture also paleo, keto and whole30 approved.

Tips For A Prefect Whole30 Coleslaw Recipe

  • To save time: use a pre-shredded coleslaw mix, or pre-shred at home in advance.
  • Once assembled keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Diversify: create a colorful slaw by mixing in shreds of celery, bell peppers, apples or raisins.
  • Get the right dressing-to-slaw ratio: add a few spoonfuls at a time, you don’t want it dry or wet.
  • Add more tang to the avocado dressing (apple cider vinegar, lime or lemon juice).
  • To keep in crunchy longer, toss the raw cabbage in salt, and rest for at least 30 minutes before adding the rest.
  • This vegan whole30 coleslaw can be made up to 4 hours in advance and refrigerated. Or you can make the dressing and cut the veggies in advance, then combine before serving.

If you are trying to eat healthier and incorporate more fiber into your diet, this vegan, no mayo, whole30 coleslaw is perfect. The crunch of the cabbage makes this it something you’ll keep coming back to.

This vegan whole30 coleslaw can be made year-round, it delivers a delicious side-dish for so many meals. You can use it on sandwiches or sliders, it’s great in wraps, tacos, especially fish tacos or just as a healthy creamy side salad for summer barbecues.

Speaking of barbeques, you should try this creamy chickpea salad with sauerkraut, it’s an excellent side salad for large gatherings.

Hope you like this creamy whole30 coleslaw as much as my family does, and leave those comments if you do, I’ll really appreciate your feedback!

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Whole30 Coleslaw Recipe, No Mayo, Paleo, Keto, Vegan

Creamy whole30 coleslaw recipe, no mayo, made with a creamy avocado dressing. It is a healthy keto and paleo coleslaw that delivers creaminess and crunchiness with only fresh whole ingredients. This vegan whole30 coleslaw can be made ahead and is perfect for picnics, served as a salad or side dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: DairyFree, Gluten Free, Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, whole30
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 133.9kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

Coleslaw

  • 5 cups (330g) white cabbage - shredded
  • 3 cups (185g) purple cabbage - shredded
  • 3/4 cup carrots - shredded
  • 3 scallions - thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup chopped parsley - or other greens

Coleslaw Dressing

  • 1 large avocado - (or 2 small)
  • 1/2 cup cashew yogurt - or coconut yogurt
  • 1.5 lime - (the juice)
  • 1.5 tsp stone ground mustard
  • 1 tbsp dried onions chopped or 1 tsp powder - (or 1/2 fresh shallot)
  • 1 tbsp dried dill (or fresh)
  • 1 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/3 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp plant milk - if it’s necessary to thin it out

optional

  • pinch stevia extract - or 1 tbsp honey (if not whole30)

Instructions
 

Coleslaw

  • Quarter the cabbage, remove the core and cut into thin, even shreds. You can do that with your knife or by using a mandoline.
  • Grate the carrots by using a handheld grater or a mandolin.
  • Chop the greens and the scallions. Put all cut vegetables in a large bowl.

Whole30 Coleslaw Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients and blend with an immersion blender until well combined and smooth. 
  • Toss everything together and serve chilled.

Notes

 
One cup (180g) of coleslaw delivers 5.95 net carbs.
 

Whole30 Coleslaw Recipe Tips

 
  • Use a pre-shredded coleslaw mix, or pre-shred at home in advance to save time.
  • Once assembled keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • Diversify: create a colorful slaw by mixing in shreds of celery, bell peppers, apples or raisins.
  • Get the right dressing-to-slaw ratio: add a few spoonfuls at a time, you don’t want it dry or wet.
  • Add more tang to the avocado mayo dressing (apple cider vinegar, lime or lemon juice).
  • To keep in crunchy longer, toss the raw cabbage in salt, and rest for at least 30 minutes before adding the rest.
  • This vegan whole30 coleslaw can be made up to 4 hours in advance and refrigerated. Or you can make the dressing and cut the veggies in advance, then combine before serving.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1.2cup | Calories: 133.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.28g | Protein: 3.76g | Fat: 8.73g | Sodium: 144.7mg | Fiber: 6.36g | Sugar: 5.42g | Vitamin A: 56.6IU | Vitamin C: 46.7mg | Calcium: 328.8mg | Iron: 1.4mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.

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Recipe Rating




Wayne

Wednesday 5th of June 2019

This low carb coleslaw is one of the favorite dish to serve for my vegan friends, it's easy to make and healthy too! Loved your advice on using a mandoline it changes the the texture of the cabbage and is much prettier and faster too. Thank you!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Wednesday 5th of June 2019

I'm really glad you like it, thank you!

Monika

Friday 31st of May 2019

Will this still be good without the honey/stevia? I don't like adding sweeteners to my salads...

HealthyTasteOfLife

Saturday 1st of June 2019

Yes it should be fine, the sweetness just adds a final touch to other flavors.

Chori

Thursday 9th of May 2019

???? this is the best alternative time the old style coleslaw salad with mayo. Healthy, tasty and simply amazing ? Thank you for this tasty drassing and fresh salad, love it!!!

HealthyTasteOfLife

Saturday 11th of May 2019

I'm really glad you like it, thank you for your feedback! :)