Buffalo Coleslaw

  • 15MINS
  • Serves 8
  • 67KCAL

Some simple swaps, blue cheese and a hot sauce kick create this delicious twist on classic coleslaw. Perfect for calorie counting or plans like Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories67
  • Fat2.2g
  • Saturates1.3g
  • Carbs5.2g
  • Sugars4.8g
  • Protein5.2g

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There’s something about a creamy coleslaw dish that can liven up BBQs, jacket potatoes or even sandwiches, and this Buffalo Coleslaw is no exception! With a deliciously rich blue cheese sauce and a few super simple swaps, our Buffalo Coleslaw feels like a total treat without compromising your diet!

Believe it or not, but the term ‘Buffalo’ has nothing at all to do with the animal, but the classic Buffalo flavour was concocted in a bar in Buffalo, New York City. We can’t promise the bright lights of the Big Apple, but we can inspire you to try those wonderful spices in a way you may not have considered: our Buffalo Coleslaw proves that the flavour is not just for wings!

Switching full fat mayonnaise for low fat yogurt is a really quick and easy way of reducing calories, and your BBQ guests will never guess this is such a slimming friendly side.

What diets is this Buffalo Coleslaw suitable for?

Buffalo Coleslaw can be enjoyed on gluten free and vegetarian diets.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Buffalo Coleslaw recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Buffalo Coleslaw?

You’ll need hot sauce for the kick in this recipe: there are many brands of hot sauce readily available. Franks, Tabasco and Sriracha all work well. You can use whichever is your favourite and add more or less depending on how spicy you like it! Similarly, feel free to substitute the Stilton for your favourite blue cheese if you prefer.

A julienne peeler is a great way to cut the carrots into strips. You can get them on Amazon, and they can make salads much more exciting.

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A julienne peeler can make carrots and cucumber look fab for fancy salads, and you can get one on Amazon!

You can get garlic granules in most supermarkets, but if use lots of them it can be cheaper to buy on bulk on Amazon.

How many calories are in this Buffalo Coleslaw?

There are 67 calories per portion in this Buffalo Coleslaw recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Buffalo Coleslaw is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place the yogurt, blue cheese, hot sauce, garlic granules and water in a bowl and blitz with the stick blender until a smooth, creamy coating consistency is achieved. Add a little more water if needed.

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Step 2

Add the cabbage, carrots and spring onions (reserve a few green slices for garnish) and toss in the dressing until well coated.

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Step 3

Season with salt and pepper.

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Step 4

Pile into a serving bowl, sprinkle on the reserved spring onion and drizzle over a little more hot sauce if you like, and serve.

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How long can you keep Buffalo Coleslaw in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

You can keep leftover Buffalo Coleslaw in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Buffalo Coleslaw?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing Buffalo Coleslaw to prevent the yogurt splitting and turning watery. It’s so delicious that the leftovers will be snapped up soon enough, anyway!

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Buffalo Coleslaw

Some simple swaps, blue cheese and a hot sauce kick create this delicious twist on classic coleslaw. Perfect for calorie counting or plans like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 67
  • Carbs 5.2G

Ingredients

  • ½ white cabbage stem removed and finely shredded
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and julienne or coarsely grated
  • 4 spring onions finely sliced
  • 45 g Stilton or alternative blue cheese, crumbled
  • 200 g fat free Greek yogurt
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Instructions

  1. Place the yoghurt, blue cheese, hot sauce, garlic granules and water in a bowl and blitz with the stick blender until a smooth, creamy coating consistency is achieved. Add a little more water if needed.
  2. Add the cabbage, carrots and spring onions (reserve a few green slices for garnish) and toss in the dressing until well coated.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pile into a serving bowl, sprinkle on the reserved spring onion and drizzle over a little more hot sauce if you like, and serve.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Slice a handful of green grapes in half and stir through for a fruity twist.

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JaneSunday 27th March 2022

I don’t have a stick blender what else can you use

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    HollyMonday 28th March 2022

    Hey Jane, if you have a food processor or mini chopper that will work to make the creamy coleslaw sauce. Alternatively you could you break down the blue cheese with a spoon and add the other ingredients it may not break down into as smooth of a sauce but will still be delicious! Hope that helps!

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AnnaMonday 29th November 2021

Don’t like any Blue cheese what other cheese do you think I could use

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    HollyTuesday 30th November 2021

    Hey Anna, If you aren’t a fan of blue cheese a good substitute would be feta cheese as it will compliment the coleslaw vegetables well. Hope that helps!

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