Revamp Your Coleslaw: A Healthier, Tangier Twist

When most people think of coleslaw, they picture a creamy, heavy side dish. But our healthy coleslaw recipe is anything but! We’ve ditched the mayonnaise and sugar for healthier alternatives that still deliver on flavor.

Our dressing is made with Greek yogurt, honey, and apple cider vinegar – giving it a tangy kick that pairs perfectly with the crisp, fresh vegetables. It’s a guilt-free pleasure that will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about coleslaw.

Tip: Opt for low-fat Greek yogurt to make your coleslaw even healthier.

Choosing the Right Cabbage

When it comes to coleslaw, the star of the show is the cabbage. Choosing the right cabbage is crucial to making your coleslaw shine. We recommend opting for a mix of green and purple cabbage – not only does it make your coleslaw vibrant and colorful, but it also adds a depth of flavor.

You can find fresh, quality cabbage at your local grocery store or farmers market. If you’re short on time, some stores even offer pre-shredded cabbage – a great time saver! Remember to look for cabbage that is firm and vibrant in color.

Tip: Use a sharp knife or a cabbage shredder to thinly slice your cabbage.

Adding Extra Crunch

A great coleslaw isn’t just about the cabbage, it’s also about the crunch! We love adding shredded carrots and thinly sliced red onion to our coleslaw for an extra burst of freshness and crunch. Plus, they add a beautiful pop of color!

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even add in some thinly sliced bell peppers, cucumber, or radishes. Remember, the goal is to create a coleslaw that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.

Tip: Use a vegetable shredder to make prepping your veggies a breeze.

Whipping Up the Dressing

Our tangy dressing is the secret weapon that makes this coleslaw recipe so irresistible. It’s a simple concoction of Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, honey, and a dash of salt and pepper. The result is a dressing that is creamy, tangy, and just the right amount of sweet.

Simply mix the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Then, pour it over your shredded veggies and toss until everything is well coated. Your taste buds are in for a treat!

Tip: If you like your coleslaw a bit more tangy, feel free to add an extra splash of apple cider vinegar.

So, there you have it – a healthy and tangy spin on classic coleslaw that will surely shake up your next BBQ or family gathering. It’s a coleslaw recipe that is not only delicious, but also good for you. Who knew eating healthy could taste so good?

Healthy & Tangy Coleslaw

Course: Side DishCuisine: American


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A fresh, light, and flavorful coleslaw recipe that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 4 cups shredded green cabbage

  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage

  • 1 cup shredded carrots

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons honey

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl, toss together the shredded green cabbage, shredded purple cabbage, shredded carrots, and thinly sliced red onion.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, honey, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Pour the dressing over the shredded vegetables and toss until everything is well coated.
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate for an hour to allow the flavors to meld together. Enjoy!


  • This coleslaw is best served the same day it is made. If you need to make it ahead of time, store the dressing and vegetables separately and combine just before serving.
  • Feel free to get creative with your veggies! Bell peppers, cucumber, or radishes would all be great additions.
  • If you like your coleslaw more tangy, add an extra splash of apple cider vinegar.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use regular yogurt instead of Greek yogurt?
A: Yes, you can use regular yogurt, but keep in mind that Greek yogurt is thicker and creamier, which makes for a better dressing.

Q: What other vegetables can I add to my coleslaw?
A: Feel free to get creative! Bell peppers, cucumber, radishes, or even apple would all be great additions.

Q: Can I make this coleslaw ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can make it ahead of time, but for best results, store the dressing and vegetables separately and combine just before serving.

Q: How long will this coleslaw keep in the fridge?
A: This coleslaw is best served the same day it is made. If you do have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 1-2 days.

David Wright
David Wright
David Wright is a seasoned food critic, passionate chef, and the visionary behind GrubFeed, a unique food blog that combines insightful culinary storytelling with mouth-watering recipes. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, David's fascination with food began in his grandmother's kitchen, where he learned the art of traditional cooking and the secrets behind every family recipe.

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