Healthy Coleslaw Recipe

By | June 23, 2013

Healthy Coleslaw Recipe

One of my favorite salads is a healthy coleslaw recipe I have been making for years.  For me it is very easy and quick to make.  I find when in a hurry to make lunch or dinner this is a good choice because it is real quality food  that is made in my kitchen with no additives, and I can include a good quality protein of choice to make it a complete meal in a bowl!   Below is my take on a healthy coleslaw recipe from Gluten Free Society.  This recipe is super for anyone looking for a gluten free salad or if eating a paleo diet.

I find coleslaw is great as a base for a meal or can be a super delicious side salad.   Gluten Free Society includes that “Cabbage is an excellent source of nutrients including magnesium, potassium vitamin K, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.  It is also a good source of digestible fiber, and helps promote bacterial balance in the intestines. The carrots and peppers provide an excellent source of plant based antioxidants – including the carotenoid family.  For versatility, the ingredients can be substituted with any of your favorite veggies as well. It is delicious and takes few minutes to make.”

healthy coleslaw recipe

Coleslaw Recipe


  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Bell Pepper: Green, Red, Yellow
  • Apple (optional)
  • Lemon Vinaigrette: Garlic,  Olive Oil,  1 Lemon, Sea Salt, Pepper
  • Onion
  • Celery


My best kitchen untensil for this healthy coleslaw recipe is the mandolin because it is easy to use and all the ingredients are in nice bite sizes in the bowl.  Shred all vegetables and mix with lemon vinaigrette and chill.  I do find it best to once I put the lemon vinaigrette on, I cover the bowl tightly for about 15 minutes and leave it on the counter.  This makes it the perfect texture for this healthy coleslaw recipe  Enjoy!

I find adding pastured protien, fish, or eggs to this salad is a great lunch or dinner.

Do you have a favorite healthy coleslaw recipe?  Share it with us here!

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8 thoughts on “Healthy Coleslaw Recipe

  1. Kathy Hadley

    Yum! That sounds really good! I love cole slaw. Especially, my Mom’s recipes which are very similar to this.



    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting. Enjoy! Best Regards, Wendy

  2. Francene Stanley

    This sounds great. I like the idea of the lemon vinagrette instead of mayonnaise. Once, many years ago, I was travelling for many hours in a car and I developed a bad headache. After eating a portion of chewy coleslaw, the pain lessened. I think the exercise in the jaw muacles helped.

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      It is a great simple recipe. Hope you get a chance to try it! Thanks for connecting. Wendy

  3. Steve eMailSmith

    One may say I should be the last person to have a say at this…
    and yet, here I am, as not so much as a cook.. but rather an amateur.

    More importantly, I am very curious how my wife will be able to cook this from the above recipe instructions, as this is not something we have in my country 🙂

    This will be exciting…

    Steve ✉ Master eMailSmith ✉ Lorenzo # Chief Editor #
    eMail Tips Daily Newsletter ✉ //

  4. Alana (@RamblinGarden)

    I also love coleslaw. Because of being on Weight Watchers, I need to stay away from mayonnaise based dressing. The lemon vinaigrette sounds perfect. I’ll be pinning this.

    1. Wendy Bottrell Post author

      Thanks for connecting and the pinning! Hope you enjoy the coleslaw. Best Regards, Wendy


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