Keto Coleslaw

Keto Coleslaw, Low Carb and PURPLE!

Keto ColeslawThis keto coleslaw, with an amazing garlic dressing, has been a staple in our household since the 1970s when my mom discovered the Cabbagetown Cafe Cookbook. This version was modified by my mom in her kitchen and I have further reduced a few of the carbs here and there to make it keto diet-compatible. This keto coleslaw is great on its own. It is great as a side to meat dishes. I love it on sandwiches, such as pulled pork or sloppy joes. This is a good one, guys!

You know I love “the big salads” and ate really giant versions of salads to lose over 140 pounds but I find this one is a little harder to eat in that quantity, perhaps because of the garlic or because of the added texture of red cabbage. Regardless, this is a memorable one. As a tip, the salad will stay nice in the refrigerator for at least 5 days if it has no dressing in it. Add the dressing when you are ready to eat the salad. An exception is if you are packing it for lunch. I would mix it up at home to save on the fuss and mess later.

Keto Coleslaw Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 cloves garlic and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups light olive oil and ½ cup more of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of lightly packed fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, dill, basil…finely chopped

Keto Coleslaw Salad Ingredients

Keto Coleslaw

  • 8 cups finely shredded red cabbage (about 1 large head)
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped almonds

Keto Coleslaw Salad and Dressing

  1. Make the dressing first so the flavors can be blending while you put together the salad. This is essentially a homemade mayonnaise with loads of flavor.
  2. Use a food processor for the amounts given here. They could overwhelm a blender.
  3. Place the eggs, salt, garlic, and 2 tablespoons of vinegar into the processor. Whisk until creamy.
  4. Begin adding the oil in a slow trickle. Watch for the change of texture to take place. The mayonnaise will “take” and become thick. Continue whisking as you add the oil and vinegar alternately – in thin streams.
  5. Fold in the finely chopped herbs.
  6. If for some reason the mayonnaise doesn’t “take”, just use it as a salad dressing. None of its superb flavor is lost.
  7. Shred, dice, and chop all salad ingredients.
  8. Toss together in a large bowl. Get an even distribution of component parts.
  9. Just before serving, toss with the dressing. Dress only the amount you expect to be consumed at this meal.
  10. Refrigerate the remaining salad in an airtight container.
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Keto Coleslaw

This is our go-to for a delicious keto coleslaw with red cabbage and garlic dressing.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 376 kcal
Author Amanda Rose, Ph.D.

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of lightly packed fresh herbs such as chives parsley, dill, basil…finely chopped
  • 8 cups red cabbage finely shredded , about 1 large head
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1/2 red onion medium, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup almonds coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing first so the flavors can be blending while you put together the salad. This is essentially a homemade mayonnaise with loads of flavor.
  2. Use a food processor for the amounts given here.
  3. Place the eggs, salt, garlic, and 2 tablespoons of vinegar into the processor. Whisk until creamy.
  4. Begin adding the oil in a slow trickle. Watch for the change of texture to take place. The mayonnaise will “take” and become thick. Continue whisking as you add the oil and vinegar alternately – in thin streams.
  5. Fold in the finely chopped herbs.
  6. Shred, dice, and chop all salad ingredients.
  7. Toss together in a large bowl. Get an even distribution of component parts.
  8. Just before serving, toss with the dressing. Dress only the amount you expect to be consumed at this meal.
  9. Refrigerate the remaining salad in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 94mg4%
Potassium 785mg22%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 4970IU99%
Vitamin C 106.3mg129%
Calcium 193mg19%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Keto Coleslaw
Keto Coleslaw

About the Author Amanda Rose, Ph.D.

Amanda Rose, Ph.D. lives in the Giant Sequoia National Monument with her husband and two sons. She founded the Eat Like A Bear website to support the awesomely inspiring community on Facebook, Eat Like A Bear!

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