Healthy coleslaw

Prep: 10 mins No cook


Serves 6
Get the kids cooking with this simple coleslaw - they'll be keen to eat it if they've helped out

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal151
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.15g
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  • 6 tbsp plain yogurt



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1⁄2 white cabbage
  • 2 carrot



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 1⁄2 onion



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…


  1. Mix the yogurt, mustard and mayonnaise together in a bowl. Then, use a grater attachment on a food processor, or a box grater, to grate the cabbage and carrots. Either grate the onion or chop as finely as you can. Tip all of the vegetables into the bowl and stir through the dressing.

  2. Will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Comments (58)

staticgirl1's picture

Edit: The star feature was playing up, but I'd give this 2-3 stars.

I had this with veal, mashed potato and green veg, however I wasn't a fan - I found the yoghurt overpowered it. I added more mustard and mayonnaise, and the sweet taste of the plain yoghurt still came through.

I could eat it - I didn't hate it, but I wouldn't bother with this recipe again, or I would play around to find a way to reduce the yoghurt. I'd even be tempted to make my own mayo seeing as that's still relatively healthy and delicious.

lurvlyloz's picture

Made with red cabbage and only yoghurt with Dijon and a pinch of smoked paprika and it was delicious! I will definitely make again

wickywills's picture

Tasted great and simple and quick to make, but grate the cabbage? Just chop it - far simpler and more even. Didn't bother with the mayo, added a touch of cayenne and an apple. Perfect with the slow cooked pork shoulder that will be about done in 20 mins from now!

Jojo73's picture
5 partners never had homemade coleslaw before, he mush have said that's good at least 8 times!
I did add a apple and some sultanas just to balance the sharpness....oh and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Yummy yummy.

Kinect Method's picture

Nice recipe. To keep it really healthy though i would replace the mayo with a home made version using olive oil instead of vegetable oil. Hears a link to an omega-3 mayo recipe

The coleslaw can take an Asian twist by adding mint, coriander and chili. Serve it with some pork cooked in fish sauce and you have an amazing Vietnamese Banh Mi Salad. Click hear for a link to the recipe.

Elliewhatever's picture

Really easy and tasty! I'd use red cabbage instead though, and it gives the yoghurt a nice pink-y tinge!

mani5ha83's picture

This is a really easy recipe and tastes great. I didn't have plain yoghut so I used low fat creme fraiche, and I used low fat mayo. I also used 1 tsp of dijon mustard instead. If on Weightwatchers this equates to 6 generous servings at 2pp each! I served it with slow cooked BBQ pork and a bread roll.

oberkoala's picture

Great recipe. So simple and so yummy.

sean1991's picture

Great recipe, I also added 1 tsp of white vinegar.

ellie1789's picture

Really good. Used my Julienne peeler for the carrots but struggled to grate the cabbage and onion, so ended up chopping them. Would definitely make again.'s picture

Substituted celeriac for cabbage. A few raisins and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Wow. They're commenting like it was restaurant stuff

luciasuong's picture

Very healthy receipt. I never buy Coleslaw outside any more after done good coleslaw follow this way.
Thanks Emma

andy1971's picture

also i shredded 1 apple into the mix to give it more flavor

andy1971's picture

really nice and simple to make. Used half a red onion, at first i did what some others did and only used 4 table spoons of yogurt, but it was too dry so ended up adding 5 spoon fulls and 3 spoon fulls of mayo. Had it with mustardy potato and chive salad another recipe on this site i would recommend making.
Went down lovely with a leafy salad and italian dressing, cherry tomatoes extra mature cheddar, beetroot and some pickle with a crusty french stick and a few slices of ham.

deandavey01's picture

Just made this,
Used FAT FREE YOGHURT and NO mayonnaise. Is very VERY nice! Added plenty of pepper and a pinch of salt. no need for any of them added calories :D

amyshaw74's picture

Lovely fresh coleslaw, will never by shop bought again.

imkah85's picture

this coleslaw was lovely. I did add extra mustard to offset the yoghurt though.

cleenzee78's picture

Deeeelicious, quick and easy.. I left out the onion and it was perfect. Tasted lovely with our baked potatoes! Yum

cc1011's picture

very tasty..other half loved it. Made quite a lot so I halved the recipe. I also added a tad of sugar to give it a slight kick.

ruthy10's picture

Really easy and tasty. Have had this with a salad and my partner loves it in his ham sandwiches for work


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