The best keto coleslaw recipe ever! Everyone loves a keto side dish that is quick, easy, delicious and budget-friendly! This low carb recipe ticks all those boxes and more!

Why We Love This Recipe

I have always been a coleslaw fan. Since a young kid I ate my body weight in cole slaw, I swear! This keto slaw is incredible. So easy, tangy and delicious!

A popular keto side recipe that is so versatile. Read on for some great variations and great keto dinners or lunches to enjoy it with. I love it served with my keto fish cakes, on keto wraps, and it teams up perfectly with my sous vide wagyu steak.

Versatile – keto slaw is not only a great side for barbecue meats, but it is great on a keto sandwich, lunchbox filler, or even throw the leftovers into a baked dish like our cauliflower mac and cheese.

Low carb – keto coleslaw is low in carbs. By using less high carb vegetables like carrot and a no-sugar keto mayonnaise it keeps the coleslaw carbs way down.

Everyday ingredients – Made with everyday ingredients found in most supermarkets. I am always getting asked to create more keto recipes using supermarket ingredients.

Quick and easy – ready in less than 10 minutes! So easy to make!

Thermomix friendly – making coleslaw in the ThermomixMagimix or food processor is super easy.

Keep reading for more details on the ingredients, substitutes and step by step instructions on how to make your own cole slaw and keto coleslaw dressing.

The Ingredients

Scroll to the bottom of this post for the amount of each ingredient needed to make these insanely good keto tortillas.

Coleslaw ingredients in small bowls.

Dry slaw mix. I have just used the dry slaw mix in the recipe so that you can choose your own vegetables to make your slaw with. I have no issue with a bit of carrot but it is completely up to you.

Mayonnaise. I use my own recipe and make my own keto mayonnaise. It is simple and has no sweetener or additives. Most store-bought coleslaw has sweetened coleslaw dressing in it.

Pickle juice. I use a sugar-free pickle juice for a tangy coleslaw without sugar. I love the extra bit of tang it adds to the dressing. You can use any vinegar or citrus juice if preferred in your keto coleslaw dressing.

Celery Salt. This stuff is magic in lots of recipes. It adds a delicious flavour and a good bit of saltiness to the dressing.

Step by Step Instructions

Mixing coleslaw dressing in a jug.

Step 1. Add the slaw mix to a large bowl. Mix the keto coleslaw dressing in a small bowl until combined.

Pouring coleslaw dressing over the salad.

Step 2. Spoon the dressing into the bowl and mix to combine.

How to Make Coleslaw in the Thermomix

Making Thermomix coleslaw is super easy. There is no need to buy pre-shredded veg if you do not want to.

Simple cut the cabbage or any vegetables you are using into chunks and place them into the mixer.

Add all the coleslaw dressing ingredients to the Thermomix at the same time and mix 2-4 sec/speed 4. I like mine a little chunky so I only do 2 seconds usually. There is no need to make the coleslaw dressing in the Thermomix separately.

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Hot Tips and FAQs

How many carbs in a cup of coleslaw?

A store-bought coleslaw can have around 15g of carbs per 100g. A low carb coleslaw has approximately 3-5g depending on the low carb vegetables chosen.

Is coleslaw keto-friendly?

Store-bought is not but this sugar-free coleslaw recipe absolutely is!

Can I sweeten keto coleslaw?

You can sweeten the coleslaw dressing if you wish. A tablespoon of our keto condensed milk or a small amount of keto sweetener would be great.

How long will it keep?

I prefer to use slaw that is dressed on the same day. Alternatively, keep the coleslaw dressing and dry mix separate for up to 3 days and just mix as needed.

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Keto Coleslaw

The best keto coleslaw recipe ever! Everyone loves a keto side dish that is quick, easy, delicious and budget-friendly! This low carb recipe ticks all those boxes and more!
5 from 97 votes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, American Barbecue
Diet: Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 3 serves
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  • Place the coleslaw mixture into a large bowl and set aside. (If using whole vegetables, shred or grate them and place into a large bowl).
  • In a small bowl combine the remaining ingredients. Add them to the shredded vegetables and store to combine completely in the dressing. serve.


  • Place the coleslaw mixture into a large bowl and set aside. Place the remaining ingredients into the mixer; mix 2 sec/speed 3. Combine the dressing with the slaw. Serve.
  • Method 2. If using whole vegetables, chop the vegetables into smaller chunks and place into the mixer. Add all the dressing ingredients; chop 3 sec/speed 4). Serve.



  • There are some handy premade dry coleslaw mixes available these days. Many with only a little of the higher carb vegetables like carrots. I love slaw made with broccoli stem or kohlrabi, but the choice is inevitably yours.
  • A slaw can be made with any thinly sliced or shredded vegetables.
  • Store-bought mayonnaise can be used, or you can easily make your own keto-friendly mayonnaise at home with our recipe. I also love Ranch Dressing in lieu of mayonnaise.
  • I use pickle juice from sugar-free dill pickles. You can use any that you prefer, a vinegar, lemon or lime juice or completely leave it out if preferred.
  • Swap the celery salt for Ranch Seasoning if preferred.
  • Coleslaw that has been dressed is best eaten within the first day of being made. You can however prepare the dressing and slaw separately and it will keep much longer in the fridge.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1serve | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 61IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 8mg | Net Carbs: 2g
Tried this recipe?Mention @meganellam or tag #madcreations!

Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger living in Thornton, NSW. She is the author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Slow Cook KetoKeto LocoThe Healthy Family Keto Cookbook and Every Day Keto.

Megan has been following a ketogenic diet since being diagnosed with insulin resistance in early 2017. After a long cooking career Megan simply swapped her “foodie focus” to easy keto recipes. Her keto Australian recipes all include both metric and US customary measures so that everyone can enjoy them.

Megan also makes all the recipes suitable for conventional cooks, Thermomix recipes and thermal cookers e.g. Magimix recipes.

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70 responses to “Keto Coleslaw with Creamy Dressing”

  1. Jean

    5 stars
    great keto version! so good

  2. Bernice

    5 stars
    Great recipe…and adding the pickle juice was a fun twist. I always hate throwing it out and I love pickles in everything!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Me too Bernice

  3. Katie Crenshaw

    5 stars
    I tried this coleslaw with the ranch and it turned out great! It was so easy to make.I definitely will be making again.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  4. Louise

    5 stars
    This was delicious!
    The pickle juice added such a great addition.
    We had it will fried chicken and everyone loved it!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Great to hear Louise.

  5. Claire

    The pickle juice made this!!
    Everyone loved it and that is a hard thing to achieve in our house!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Haha! It is good to hear the family tick of approval (which probably means empty plates and no complaints). haha!

  6. Adriana

    I do not follow the keto diet, but learning new ways to prepare such a classic is fun. I will have to try this coleslaw version as my family loves this salad.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I hope you enjoy it Adriana

  7. Julia

    5 stars
    Yessss, this is great! Honestly I’m not a huge fan of adding sugar in my coleslaw but it seems like such a popular ingredient in every other recipe I’ve found. This tasted just as good without and I think adding the Ranch Seasoning made it so much yummier.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Ranch makes everything better imo

  8. Marisa Franca

    5 stars
    What a fantastic recipe! And to think it’s Keto too. I made it to go along with our pulled pork and everyone raved about the cole slaw and usually it’s the meat. I liked that the slaw wasn’t sweet and the cabbage remained crunchy.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  9. Debbie

    5 stars
    I am always looking for recipes that my mother and husband can enjoy . She is a diabetic and he is always watching his carbs . I can’t wait to try this Keto Creamy coleslaw.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I hope you enjoy it Debbie.

  10. Kim @ Three Olives Branch

    5 stars
    Such a great cole slaw! I love that it does not have any sugar and it is perfect for our cookouts. Always a hit.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So happy you enjoy it!

  11. Colleen

    5 stars
    So many coleslaw recipes are super sweet with too much sugar, so I’m so glad I found this one. Thank you!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are welcome Colleen.

  12. Linda

    5 stars
    What a treat to make this coleslaw keto-friendly! So delicious, easy, and low-carbs, too

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So good isn’t it Linda!

  13. Oscar

    5 stars
    Loved this creamy coleslaw. The pickle juice and ranch seasoning made this coleslaw a hit with my family. Great recipe.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks Oscar.

  14. Kristina

    5 stars
    I thought it was delicious. So simple and quick- thanks for the great recipe

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  15. veenaazmanov

    5 stars
    Colorful, crunchy and easy. Best enjoyed with any meal or snack too.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub


  16. Kayla DiMaggio

    5 stars
    What a great recipe! I love that it is sugar free!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks Kayla.

5 from 97 votes (97 ratings without comment)

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