Coleslaw is a classic side dish to accompany salads, jacket potatoes and barbecues, but, as with many of our favourite things it’s pretty high in calories. So why not make your own slimming version?

Syn Free Coleslaw

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍 

If you’re looking for some more sides to accompany a barbecue or similar, why not try;

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How many calories are in this Coleslaw?

There are 45 calories in a portion of this coleslaw, and they are generous portions!

100g of the shop bought, full fat version can set you back 231 calories and 21g of fat. This makes our version an AMAZING swap for your waistline!

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.

How Weight Watchers Friendly is this Coleslaw recipe?

This Coleslaw recipe is zero Points for Weight Watchers followers! This is great news and means you can fill up at your next BBQ totally guilt free.

It’s perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

What diets is this coleslaw recipe suitable for?

This is suitable for those following a gluten free diet, however, please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How do I make this Coleslaw?

This Coleslaw recipe couldn’t be simpler. It takes 15 minutes at most, and you may have all the ingredients to hand!

  • Chop all of the veg into thin strips.
  • Mix all of the ingredients together with the veg.
  • Check the seasoning and add some more if required.
  • Serve

If you’re feeling daring you could even try a few variations. Why not try adding some prawns, Jalapenos, curry powder or some grated reduced fat cheddar (but don’t forget to add on the calories or points!) These variations are great on a jacket potato!


How long can i keep this Coleslaw in the fridge?

You can keep this in the fridge for 2 days.

This recipe makes a big batch of coleslaw, perfect for buffets and barbecues. If you want to make less you can alter the number of servings on the recipe card at the bottom of the page. Just change the number of portions and it will recalculate the ingredient amounts for you!

It is not suitable for freezing.

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You don’t need anything special for this recipe, but some new kitchen gadgets will make chopping the veg that little bit easier and quicker.

To make this Coleslaw recipe we used a Julienne Peeler. It’s cheaper and easier to use than a mandolin (a cutting device used to thinly slice foods) and makes light work vegetable cutting! You can pick one up on Amazon here.

You may also want to pick up a pair of Salad Hands. These make mixing and serving coleslaw and salads a breeze, plus they look awesome! Grab some on Amazon here.

These tools would also be great for making our Syn Free Mexican Slaw!

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  1. Mix the cabbage, onion and carrots together
  2. In another bowl mix together the Yogurt, Quark, Mustard Powder, Lemon Juice . Beat well to remove any lumps
  3. Combine the veg mix and the yogurt mix, then season with salt and pepper to taste

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If making this recipe Gluten Free please make sure to check the ingredients that you’re using

Especially things such as; 

- Stock cubes
- Soy sauce - substitute with Tamari.
- Worcestershire sauce - substitute with Henderson’s Relish.
- Etc.


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    1. Hi Charlotte
      It probably wouldn’t freeze very well, but if you click on the number of servings in the recipe you can adjust it to make as much or as little as you want 🙂

  1. Made this to accompany Beef kofta wraps, went down well with my wife, she loves slaw….Thanks for the recipe, keep up the fabulous work..!!

    1. Hi Jan,

      Could be the type of vegetables you’re using – some cabbages can be quite bitter. Try it again with a different variety 😊

  2. Pays to follow the recipe and not misread teaspoon as tablespoon, was a bit heavy handed with the mustard powder…. it has a definite kick, tasty though

  3. Great feature that you can click to adjust the servings-I usually do it in my head but this saves me that trouble too-I didn’t even know that was possible-thanks! Will make it for tonight.

  4. I struggled with making this as it seemed to separate and was very liquidy, am I doing something wrong with the vegetables beforehand? should they be dried out first?

    1. Hi Mandy,

      You could use either, greek yoghurt tends to be thicker so it might need loosening with a little water or milk 😊

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