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Zesty Cabbage Slaw – Not Your Traditional Coleslaw

Hello friend

As I have been embarking on this journey of living healthier, I have been taking a look at the foods that I eat. I grew up in a family where food was one of the main focuses.  It was used as a form of comfort, a form of togetherness and a form of love. It is also one of the most talked about topics when we do get together. Food was really more for enjoyment than it was for anything else. When I reflect on the foods that I liked the most, I realized that they weren’t the healthiest.  For years I have been on a quest to find and create yummy foods that are healthy.

Through experimentations (thank you hubby😉) I have discovered some new favorites and twists on favorites. Today I want to share with you my recipe for “Zesty Cabbage Slaw”.  Due to my issues with sugar I use a sugar substitute, however you can use regular sugar if you desire.  Also note that this recipe includes cilantro – if you are not a cilantro fan do not run away.  I have made this without the cilantro and it is just as yummy.

Zesty Cabbage Slaw


2 Tbsp agave nectar or 1 Tbsp sugar (I use 1 Tbsp Splenda)
1/4 cup Apple cider vinegar
Juice of 2 limes
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups shredded green cabbage
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup thinly sliced red pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced green pepper
6-8 green onions sliced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped (optional


Cut up your cabbage, peppers and green onions and toss in a large bowl.

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Whisk agave (sugar,Splenda or choice of sugar substitute), vinegar, lime and oil in a small bowl.

Add the dressing to the cabbage mixture and toss to combine. Add cilantro if using.

Taste and adjust seasonings to personal taste.

This slaw can be made the night before and keeps for several days.

Keep refrigerated.

Serves 6

Per Serving: 110 calories; 9g fat; .5g sat fat; 8g carbs; 1g protein; 65mg sodium; 2g fiber (calculated using Splenda)

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This is a great salad to take to a pot luck.  I also will sometimes add some shredded cooked chicken breast for added protein.

Let me know if you try it and your thoughts on it.

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Nutritional Disclaimer
Please note that I am not a nutritional or medical professional. I am sharing my own experiences and not advising. Nothing that I express should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with a medical professional before starting any diet or exercise plan. The reason that I am providing some of the nutritional information is as a courtesy.

I use MyFitnessPal to calculate and I usually will remove sugar substitutes (erythritol, Splenda, swerve etc..) from the final carb count and net carb count, as it doesn’t affect my own blood glucose levels. It is my intention to do my best to be as accurate as possible but you should independently calculate nutritional information on your own before relying on them. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.


40 thoughts on “Zesty Cabbage Slaw – Not Your Traditional Coleslaw”

  1. Danielle Lavoie

    I love making side salads with meals, I will definitely be trying your slaw out!!

  2. Hi! Looks like a good recipe! I started keto life and cabbage slaw is a recomendation but with agave. Thanks for this and the photos! Now im hungry!

  3. Oh yum, this slaw looks fabulous! I haven’t had a good coleslaw in ages, so I’ll have to make this!

  4. Look how colorful! I’ve always been told the more color you can add to your diet the healthier it is generally. This is super colorful and healthy looking.

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