Healthy coleslaw

Healthy coleslaw

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(67 ratings)

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 carrots



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

  • 1⁄2 onion



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  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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23rd May, 2020
Add a finely chopped apple and a handful of sultanas to bring some sweetness.
27th May, 2019
I halved the amount of greek yoghurt and replaced the white cabbage with red cabbage. And used 1tsp of dijon mustard. It was a great hit with the family!
7th Jan, 2016
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.
7th Feb, 2018
Try it with Greek Yogurt instead, that's the way I prefer it, so it's a lot less sweet, cos I don't have a sweet tooth..
31st Aug, 2015
Made with red cabbage and only yoghurt with Dijon and a pinch of smoked paprika and it was delicious! I will definitely make again
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29th Aug, 2015
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!
7th Nov, 2014
5.05 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.
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2nd Aug, 2013
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.
10th Jul, 2013
Really easy and tasty! I'd use red cabbage instead though, and it gives the yoghurt a nice pink-y tinge!
5th Jun, 2013
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.


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