Low-fat Coleslaw Recipe

Shop-bought coleslaw is usually high in fat, even the ‘reduced fat’ versions. This healthier low-fat version tastes great and is quick and easy to make.

Ingredients (makes 4-6 servings):

  • 1/2 large white cabbage
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 0.5 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
  • 5 tbsp low-fat natural yoghurt


  1. Mix the mayonnaise, yoghurt and Dijon mustard in a large bowl.
  2. Peel and grate the carrots. Finely slice the cabbage and onion. Transfer all the vegetables to the bowl containing the dressing.
  3. Mix well to combine everything.


  • The dressing quantities may need to be adjusted a little to account for different sized vegetables. Taste the coleslaw and adjust as necessary.
  • This coleslaw will keep in the fridge for a couple of days. However, the dressing will become thinner and less creamy the longer the coleslaw is kept.
  • For a more colourful coleslaw, use red onion or red cabbage.
  • Other ingredients such as cheese, raisins and pineapple can be added for variation.

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  1. great recipe – thanks!

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