Homemade Creamy Coleslaw, a delicious low-fat salad option to a popular side dish, using fresh ingredients. Ideal for BBQ's, parties and burgers! A great tasting recipe with no compromise of flavor. 

Homemade Creamy Coleslaw, a delicious low-fat salad option to a popular side dish, using fresh ingredients. Ideal for BBQ's, parties and burgers!

Your regular coleslaw is usually made up of loads of mayo, cream, sugar and other stuff that pile on the calories. I absolutely love coleslaw! BUT...my waistline doesn't like it much.

So what I decided to do was see what I could replace for the sugars and mayo that make a traditional coleslaw creamy and slightly sweet tasting. That's what I've always enjoyed about coleslaw, it's creamy dressing.
I've come up with a recipe which no one will ever guess you didn't put all those calorific ingredients in.

Homemade Creamy Coleslaw, a delicious low-fat salad option to a popular side dish, using fresh ingredients. Ideal for BBQ's, parties and burgers!

For this low fat but creamy homemade coleslaw, I've used honey as a sweetener and low-fat yogurt for the creaminess. You can experiment with the flavors a little, and try a flavored yogurt if you wish. When I've made this for a BBQ, I've used lemon yogurt and I've also tried strawberry yogurt. Both of which tasted very good! The trick is to taste as you go along when making this recipe so you get the sweetness exactly to your liking. Obviously, if you're using a fruit-flavored yogurt, you will likely need less honey than the recipe calls for. 

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I made this low fat but creamy yogurt for a Chirstmas Eve party I was having. It went down a treat! One of my guests was celiac and also vegetarian so you can guess what she was eating a lot of! She said the coleslaw was absolutely delicious! I served this coleslaw alongsde some tortilla chips, sausage and red onion chutney rolls, lemon butter chicken wings, and open sandwiches.

If you wanted to make this low fat but creamy coleslaw as a side dish, perhaps together with a BBQ, this goes great with our Jack Daniel's Burgers (so delicious!) (In the photo below I served a bowl of this coleslaw which you can see just to the back of the burgers) 

Oh So Good Jack Daniel's Burgers taste amazing! Easy to make and full of flavor to give you a delicious juicy burger. Perfect for BBQ's and parties. Freezer friendly too

This low fat but creamy coleslaw will keep for 4 - 5 days if kept covered and refrigerated. You can make up a batch and just dip in and out of the fridge, use it in sandwiches, add as a side dish to your weeknight dinner or serve at a party. Just give it a stir before you use it as the yogurt will seperate whilst it's resting in the fridge. 

So let's get straight to the recipe and see how easy it is to make this delicious low fat but creamy coleslaw. Please enjoy!

Ingredients

1/4 - 1/2 White cabbage
3 large carrots
1 Red Onion
Some fresh yogurt, I used lemon yoghurt (low fat or fat free). You can choose a flavour you enjoy or keep it plain. Pear, lime, strawberry, the sky's the limit!
1/2 lemon squeezed
1 -2 teaspoons of honey (optional)
Salt & Pepper to season
**** the quantities of cabbage, onion and carrot are a guide, and you can add more or less of any or all.

NOTE

For your ingredients, you can also add raisins, walnuts, actually, anything you fancy, and the tradition of coleslaw is to have everything shredded, so think what colors you like, and what vegetables would be nice for shredding. The ingredients I have given you here are for a classic coleslaw, carrots, onions & cabbage, which I love the most!

Instructions

1. All you need to do is thinly shred everything like in the photo and then add to a mixing bowl.
I used a grater with big holes for the carrots and used a regular knife to finely shred the cabbage and the onion. You can use a processor, but I find this makes the carrots too fine, and the onion turns to watery mush, so use a knife!

Low Fat BUT Creamy Coleslaw, showing ingredients prepared

2. Add the salt & pepper, lemon juice and then using a large spoon, stir everything and start adding 2 tablespoons of yogurt at a time (you can add more or less for creaminess)

Keep stirring and taste it. If it needs more sweetness, add some of the honey. If it needs more creaminess, add some more yoghurt. Everybody has different tastes so you add as much or as little of one ingredient as you wish.

Then refrigerate until ready to serve.

You can keep it refrigerated for a few days. Just give it a stir before you are ready to serve it.

Homemade Creamy Coleslaw, a delicious low-fat salad option to a popular side dish, using fresh ingredients. Ideal for BBQ's, parties and burgers!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our low fat but creamy coleslaw recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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Homemade Creamy Coleslaw, a delicious low-fat salad option to a popular side dish, using fresh ingredients. Ideal for BBQ's, parties and burgers!

Low Fat BUT Creamy Coleslaw

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Homemade Creamy Coleslaw, a delicious low-fat salad option to a popular side dish, using fresh ingredients. Ideal for BBQ's, parties and burgers!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 - 1/2 White cabbage
  • 3 large carrots
  • 1 Red Onion
  • Some fresh yoghurt, I used lemon yoghurt (low fat or fat free). You can choose a flavour you enjoy. Pear, lime, strawberry, the sky's the limit!
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • 1 -2 teaspoons of honey, optional
  • Salt & Pepper to season
  • **** the quantities of cabbage, onion and carrot are a guide, and you can add more or less of any or all.

Instructions

  1. All you need to do is thinly shred everything like in the photo and then add to a mixing bowl.
  2. I used a grater with big holes for the carrots and used a regular knife to finely shred the cabbage and the onion. You can use a processor, but I find this makes the carrots too fine, and the onion turns to watery mush, so use a knife!
  3. Add the salt & pepper, lemon juice and then using a large spoon, stir everything and start adding 2 tablespoons of yoghurt at a time (you can add more or less for creaminess) Keep stirring and taste it. If it needs more sweetness, add some of the honey. If it needs more creaminess, add some more yoghurt. Everybody has different tastes so you add as much or as little of one ingredient as you wish.
  4. Then refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. You can keep it refrigerated for a couple of days. Just give it a stir before you are ready to serve it.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 166mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 6gSugar: 21gProtein: 7g

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  1. 5 stars
    I make mine with a bag of Southern chopped cabbage and carrot slaw from Food Lion! Use light mayo, dried onions or shallots, fat free milk, splash of apple cider vinegar, 3 splenda packets and let set about 10 mins. VOILA! DELICIOUS LOW CAL SLAW AND SO EASY. TAKES A FEW MINS TO MAKE!