Coleslaw

  • 15MINS
  • 80KCAL

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?

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories80
  • Carbs12g
  • Protein3.6g
  • Fat0.5g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars8.5g

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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 to know in the blurb!

Coleslaw is a classic side dish but, as with many of our favourite things, it’s pretty high in calories and the shop bought versions often use full fat mayonnaise. Our version promises all of the crunch of fresh vegetables and a creamy sauce that you can pull together in only 15 minutes, with no need to scrimp on the serving size!

So why not make your own slimming version? Perfect for salads, jacket potatoes and barbecues: let us know your favourite Coleslaw combo!

How Weight Watchers Friendly is this Coleslaw recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Coleslaw recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Coleslaw recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Coleslaw recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

This is great news and means you can fill up at your next BBQ totally guilt free.

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 many calories are in this Coleslaw?

There are 80 calories per portion in this Coleslaw, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This 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

Chop all of the veg into thin strips.

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Step 2

Mix all of the sauce ingredients together.

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Step 3

Pour the sauce over the chopped vegetables.

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Step 4

Check the seasoning and add some more if required.

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What can I serve with this Coleslaw?

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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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Coleslaw

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?
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 80
  • Carbs 12G
  • WW Points:
  • 1 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 100 grams fat free natural yogurt
  • 32 grams quark
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 white cabbage shredded
  • 3 large carrots grated
  • 1 medium onion or 1 small red onion and 1 small brown onion - sliced
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

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Instructions

  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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LynneWednesday 19th August 2020

Wow, the portion calculator is awesome! Thank you

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    SharonWednesday 19th August 2020

    Hi Lynne, we’re glad you think so! It certainly is a handy tool, thankyou for the great feedback.

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kathTuesday 11th August 2020

the colsaw how much needed for 2 people thanks.

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    LisaTuesday 11th August 2020

    Hi Kath
    If you scroll down the page to the recipe card, you can change the number of servings and it will automatically recalculate the ingredient amounts for you. Hope this helps

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Gary GreensladeWednesday 29th January 2020

Can it be frozen to be used later?

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    Sharon FitzpatrickWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Gary, thanks for getting in touch. This Coleslaw recipe isn’t suitable for freezing as the raw vegetables would become mushy. It can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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YvonneThursday 23rd January 2020

I hate quark….can you taste it in this recipe or is it for consistency?

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    Holly LevellTuesday 19th May 2020

    Hi Yvonne, the quark is for the consistency to the Coleslaw so you shouldn’t be able to pick that flavour out when the Coleslaw is finished. Hope that helps!

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ShellFriday 20th September 2019

Made this tonight to accompany sw pulled pork….. Why haven’t I discovered this sooner. Its amazing thank you pon x❤️

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    Emma TMonday 23rd September 2019

    So glad you enjoyed it!

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MandyThursday 27th June 2019

Do i use greek yogurt or natural yogurt

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    Emma TMonday 1st July 2019

    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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RubyTuesday 28th August 2018

Hi. I live in Spain. Cant get quark. Could you use anything else please? Thank you very much.

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    AlishaFriday 1st March 2019

    Can the julienne peeler that you’ve linked be used for all the vegetables or just the carrots? Thanks x

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ShonaTuesday 17th July 2018

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?

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CaroleSaturday 7th July 2018

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.

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MarissaMonday 2nd July 2018

Could this taste nice if using purple cabbage instead?

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    SharonWednesday 27th February 2019

    Made this today. Added red cabbage. Will definitely make again. Thank you for the recipe. 🙂

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NickySaturday 21st April 2018

Add a little chopped fresh mint and it’s lovely

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GillSunday 8th April 2018

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

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Lindsey hughesTuesday 20th February 2018

I cannot eat cheese or greek yoghurt any suggestions for substitute please

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Ann FardellFriday 19th January 2018

Do you have to use quark , I’ve got all the other ingredients and want to make it now ?

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JanineThursday 30th November 2017

Great recipes. Thank you

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MichelleSaturday 18th November 2017

Oo and a little grated apple is nice too ????

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MichelleThursday 16th November 2017

I add black onion seeds and a little celery salt

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KerriFriday 1st September 2017

Can you make with lighter then light mayo instead of yoghurt please?

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Susan HendricksonThursday 24th August 2017

Love this slaw going to make it toning with SW burgers SW chips and corn cob xx

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Susan,

    Hope you enjoyed it!

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JanMonday 21st August 2017

I think I must be doing something wrong, it tastes very bitter, any ideas? Thanks, love pon btw!

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Jan,

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

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DianeSaturday 19th August 2017

Hi I don’t like yoghurt, can I use all quark by any chance.

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Diane,

    Yes you can, it may be a little thick though so just loosen it with a tiny drop of milk or water.

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KatyTuesday 8th August 2017

Hi, can you suggest dairy free subs please?

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Katy,

    You would have to look in your supermarket as to what is available to you ????

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KateFriday 30th June 2017

Hi Julie
Glad you like it

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CateSunday 28th May 2017

Very clever to click for number of servings. Love this site. 🙂 X

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Linda RayworthThursday 4th May 2017

I live in France and cannot get Quark. What can I use instead, please?

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MickThursday 27th April 2017

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..!!

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    KateSaturday 29th April 2017

    Hi Mick
    Glad you like it 🙂

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anne cruseWednesday 22nd February 2017

awfully disappointed I didn’t try this sooner

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Charlotte Stephenson-HartSunday 12th February 2017

Can you freeze this? I’m not sure I would eat it all in 2 days!

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    KateSunday 12th February 2017

    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 🙂

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LindaSunday 5th February 2017

How long will this last?

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    KateMonday 6th February 2017

    Hi Linda
    We’ve kept it in the fridge for 2 or 3 days without any problems. After that it tends to go a little watery

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SuzanneTuesday 5th July 2016

Can you use fat free fromage frais x

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