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Southern Keto Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a very important side dish, especially in the South. And the preference of either the vinegar or mayonnaise based versions has divided many houses. My coleslaw is a combination of the two. It's creamy, but not drowning in mayonnaise, and tangy, but not overpowered by the vinegar. For the very best flavor, I make it a few hours early so the flavor really sets in.
Prep Time14 mins
Resting Time (optional)2 hrs
Total Time14 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Dutch, French, Italian
Keyword: cabbage, salad, side
Servings: 7


  • 16 oz bag of shredded cabbage* or buy whole head and shred it yourself
  • 6 tbsp mayonnaise (Duke's Mayo if you can find it, y'all)
  • 1-3 tbsp coconut vinegar or any carb free, vinegar (I use 2 tbsp + 1 tsp, but start small and add to taste, remember: it's really easy to overdo the vinegar)
  • 2.5 tbsp powdered erythritol
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt Himalayan sea salt is best
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  • In a mixing bowl, combine everything except the cabbage, mix well.
  • Add the cabbage and mix until it's well coated. It won't look like enough liquid, but trust me on this, it's plenty. Let sit for at least 15 minutes.
    custom keto coleslaw step two
  • Leftovers can be covered and refrigerated for about 3 days.
    custom keto coleslaw step three

Chef's Notes

  • This is a highly customizable recipe - add or subtract any of the non-cabbage ingredients to your specific taste.
  • Start small with the vinegar (and possibly salt), it can very easily get too strong with even one extra measure.
  • If you have time, put this together at least a half hour in advance to let the flavor really set in. After mixing, just cover and refrigerate.
  • If you subtract sugar alcohols (6g) from total carbs (9g), nets carbs = 3g per serving.
  • This side dish goes very well with a delicious protein and a roasted vegetable side.

*Many of these bags of pre-shredded cabbage come with other vegetables like carrots and onions. Get it without these additions. If you can't find it as just cabbage, get a whole head of cabbage and slice it up yourself to get the amount you need (it would be somewhere around a third to a half of a head, depending on the size of the cabbage).
Nutrition Facts
Southern Keto Coleslaw
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 253mg11%
Potassium 110mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 71IU1%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.