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Simple Keto Coleslaw {Crunchy!}

Make this simple and easy keto coleslaw as a cold side at a summer BBQ or with any entree. Made with simple, fresh ingredients, the flavorful crunch will have you asking for seconds.

keto coleslaw with seeds and nuts
perfect as a side or stand-alone dish

This coleslaw and my kale salad are my go-to sides for keto-friendly BBQs or steak dinners. They’re foolproof recipes, as you just need to chop up crunchy veggies. And, the best part is it’s healthy and has zero added sugar!

ingredients for low carb coleslaw
healthy, wholesome ingredients

Recommended ingredients

All ingredients for this recipe are gluten-free, low carb and keto friendly.

Use the following ingredients for this recipe:

  • white or green cabbage
  • red cabbage
  • carrots
  • mayonnaise
  • white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • chopped shallots (just the green part) or chives
  • chopped walnuts
  • pumpkin seeds
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
coleslaw ingredients in a bowl chopped
simply chop and toss your veggies

Carbs in coleslaw

Traditional coleslaw, with added sugar, typically has 8.3 carbs per serving. This recipe only has 5 g. net carbs per 1 cupmserving.

Calories in coleslaw

If you’re looking for a low calorie side dish, this is the perfect recipe for you.

Only 250 calories per serving and you’re getting a nice helping of veggies too.

mixing coleslaw ingredients
mix in some pumpkin seeds and nuts for extra crunch

How to make coleslaw

  1. first, chop veggies
  2. then, add nuts for crunch
  3. next, toss in dressing ingredients

I loaded this coleslaw with seeds and nuts, as I was looking for a crunchy and hearty dish. This side goes great by itself, but it’s also a good alternative as a side dish for sandwiches or vegetable burgers.

coleslaw in a bowl with a fork and pumpkin seeds
chill in the fridge for best flavor

FAQ

How to store coleslaw

Coleslaw, like many summer sides, is best served after it has chilled for a few hours in the fridge.

If you’re camping, it should keep fine in the cooler on ice for 2-3 days.

coleslaw in a bowl on a bamboo mat with seeds
allow time to chill in the fridge prior to serving

Best way to serve coleslaw

Before serving, stir the dish, as some of the flavor may be concentrated at the bottom of the dish.

What to serve with coleslaw

Coleslaw is the perfect side to accompany pork chops, chicken, and other savory dishes. Serve atop fish tacos or chili dogs too!

Substitutions and additions

  • This salad has enough pumpkin seeds and walnuts to constitute a satisfying meal.
  • Replace pumpkin seeds with sunflower seeds and walnuts with almonds or pecan nuts.
  • How to make it without mayo: If you’re not a fan of mayonnaise, try your favorite low carb salad dressing instead.
  • How to make it without nuts/seeds: I recommend subbing out seeds and nuts for diced peppers or other extra veggies, like fresh peas.
crunchy keto coleslaw

Keto Coleslaw {Crunchy!}

This simple keto coleslaw is made with crunchy, flavorful seeds and nuts and tossed in an easy homemade creamy dressing.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cold appetizer, crunchy coleslaw, keto coleslaw, keto slaw, low carb slaw
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick

Ingredients

  • ¼ white or green cabbage
  • ¼ red cabbage
  • 4 small carrots or bell peppers, mushroom for strict keto
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • ¼ cup shallots chopped
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Chop cabbage into thin slices and shred carrots. Place them in a big salad bowl.
  • Chop the green part of a shallot, fresh chives would work perfectly well too. 
  • Chop the walnuts in small pieces.
  • Bring all the ingredients to the salad bowl. Toss veggies with vinegar and mayonnaise. Add some salt and ground pepper adjusted to taste.
  • Chill for 2-3 hours and serve.

Notes

 
Notes:
  • Replace pumpkin seeds with sunflower seeds and walnuts with almonds or pecan nuts.
  • How to make it without mayo: If you’re not a fan of mayonnaise, try your favorite low carb salad dressing instead.
  • How to make it without nuts/seeds: I recommend subbing out seeds and nuts for diced peppers or other extra veggies, like fresh peas.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cup | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6017IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg

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