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Keto Coleslaw

Creamy, crunchy, lightly sweet coleslaw that’s totally keto friendly! With only 1g net carb per serving, this is the perfect low carb side dish for BBQ, grilling out, or any Southern or summer flavor!

Keto coleslaw in a bowlKeto coleslaw in a bowl

We absolutely love this recipe because the coleslaw is so good, you can serve it in place of traditional coleslaw, and no one will know the difference! Sweet, yet tangy, this slaw is perfect as a side, with BBQ like pulled pork or ribs, or even pulled jackfruit. Here in Memphis, we traditionally eat our BBQ pulled pork with a heaping spoonful of coleslaw in our sandwiches. If you’re on a keto or low carb diet, try it with keto hamburger buns or in a lettuce wrap. It’s so perfectly summer!

What Make This Recipe So Good

Coleslaw mix – No need to chop vegetables with this easy recipe! Just a bag of traditional coleslaw mix with cabbage and carrots is the perfect base for your keto coleslaw.
Mayo – A good quality, creamy mayo like Hellmann’s, Sprout’s Organic, or Duke’s gives the coleslaw its creaminess and rich flavor.
Swerve or keto sweetener – Using Swerve or a keto sweetener like erythritol is what make this coleslaw keto without taking away any of the sweetness.
Vinegar – Acetic and tangy, vinegar makes the coleslaw bright and fresh.
Lemon juice – Another tangy component to the coleslaw that adds just a splash of citrus.
Dry mustard – Aromatic with some heat, dry mustard is also an emulsifier that helps hold the mayo and other ingredients together, as well as adding the coleslaw’s tang.
Salt & pepper – Just a little simple seasoning to finish the whole thing off.

How To Make Keto Coleslaw

The full recipe is below, but here you’ll find all the steps for making this recipe perfectly the first and 100th time, along with useful tips and info!

Whisk together all the ingredients except the coleslaw mix until smooth and creamy.

Add the coleslaw and stir until it’s fully coated.

Top Tips For Making

  • Plan to make your coleslaw about an hour before serving it so that it can chill in the fridge for awhile first. While it tastes just fine not chilled, giving it a little bit to let the cabbage soak in everything does enhance the flavor.
  • Your coleslaw will keep in the fridge 3-5 days in an airtight container. We definitely recommend eating it within a day or two if you can!

Keto coleslaw in a bowl with a wooden spoonKeto coleslaw in a bowl with a wooden spoon

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Keto Coleslaw

This light and tangy coleslaw is keto, but it’s so good that no one will ever know!


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoons powdered or granulated Swerve or keto sweetener or choice
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 14-ounce bag coleslaw mix


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, sugar, lemon juice, vinegar, pepper, and salt together in a bowl until smooth and creamy.

  2. Add the mayo mixture coleslaw mix and stir until coleslaw is fully coated

Recipe Notes

  • Preparation: Chill 1 hour prior to serving.
  • Storage: Keeps in fridge in airtight container 3-5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Keto Coleslaw

Amount Per Serving

Calories 96 Calories from Fat 99

% Daily Value*

Fat 11g17%

Saturated Fat 2g13%

Cholesterol 6mg2%

Sodium 234mg10%

Carbohydrates 1g0%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 9IU0%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Iron 1mg

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