Keto Coleslaw – 2 ways! This easy, sweet & spicy low carb slaw recipe is perfect for summer cookouts & barbeques! Whip up a batch with mayo or without to make any low carb dinner complete!
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I was somewhere around ten years old when I became the high-maintenance, picky-eating, No-Mayo girl I am today. I blame my Dad because it’s 100% his fault I don’t trust restaurants or my husband when it comes to adding (or leaving out) the mayonnaise. If I had a dollar for everytime I’ve expressed my passionate hatred for mayo I’d be doing lunch with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
I remember the night my mayo-game changed forever. My Dad & I were outside enjoying an unusually pleasant southern summer evening waiting for dinner: BLTs. My Mom was in the kitchen & when she asked how many we wanted – & how we wanted them prepared – Dad took the opportunity to declare mayo to be gross. Straight up nasty. That’s all he said & that’s all it took to change my palate- forever!
If You Love Mayo – Don’t Worry
Mayonnaise is low carb & perfectly acceptable on the keto diet & I’ve made 2 versions of this slaw – one with mayo & one without so nobody’s feelings get hurt! You may also like my Memphis Style Keto Coleslaw which has mayonnaise! (Sorry, Dad!)
Cabbage, Carbs & Keto
Enough about condiments. Our main ingredient is cabbage. Cabbage is a low carb, keto-friendly vegetable that comes in all sorts of shapes & colors: red, purple, white & green. All varieties of cabbage support healthy digestion & heart-health: lowers “bad” cholesterol (LDL) & may help lower blood pressure. All while being super low carb & budget-friendly:)
Carbs In Cabbage Per Cup
- Green or White Cabbage = 3 Net Carbs, 22 Calories
- Red/Purple Cabbage = 4.7 Net Carbs, 28 Calories
2 Versions = A Lot Of Versatility
Feel free to take what you love about these recipes & make them your own! Use a variety of colors – mix & match spices – etc. You’ll notice there are more ingredients in the “with mayo” version. I’ve found you can add a bit more & get away with it when you’re dealing with a creamy base.
Sweet & Spicy Keto Coleslaw No MayoPrint
No Mayo? No problem! This easy Keto Coleslaw recipe brings the flavor with a fabulous combination of red onion, jalapenos, fresh lime & olive oil! Put this low carb slaw together in minutes & enjoy this must-have summer side dish with 2.4 net carbs per serving!
- Chop onion, jalapenos & prep cabbage.
- Combine lime juice, vinegar & oil – set aside.
- Mix together & refrigerate for an hour before serving.
- Add Salt & Pepper To Taste
Like It Spicy? Don’t remove the Jalapeno Seeds!
Coleslaw tastes best chilled. Refrigerate overnight for best results or at least an hour!
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb
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Keto Coleslaw With Mayo
More Must-Have Keto RecipesPrint
With a simple, creamy blend of mayonnaise & sour cream with fresh lime juice, jalapenos & red onion this Keto Coleslaw is the perfect combination of sweet & spicy! This low carb slaw comes together in minutes & makes the perfect keto summer side dish with 2.6 net carbs per serving!
- 7 Cups Shredded Cabbage ( Or 2 10-Ounce Bags Pre-Shredded Coleslaw Mix)
- 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1/4 Cup Sour Cream
- 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
- 1 -2 Jalapeños, Seeded and Chopped
- 1 Garlic Clove, Grated or Pressed
- 1/2 Cup Red Onion – Thinly Sliced
- 1/3 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro (Optional)
- 1/4 Cup Sliced Fresh Chives
- 1/4 Cup Parsley
- Sea Salt
- Ground Black Pepper
- First, rinse & chop jalapenos & remove the seeds. (For more spice-keep the seeds)
- Chop onion – set aside.
- Combine mayo, sour cream, & lime juice.
- Add in garlic & jalapeno.
- Add cabbage & season to taste with salt & pepper.
- Refrigerate for an hour or more before serving!
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- Category: Side Dishes
- Method: Easy
- Cuisine: Keto, Low Carb
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