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Easy Creamy Greek Coleslaw (Low carb | Keto)

A quick and simple coleslaw topped like a Greek salad in a creamy homemade dressing. 

Less than 5g net carbs per serving! This coleslaw is a perfect a low carb side salad or for summer BBQ, picnics, and potlucks.

Creamy Greek Coleslaw on a oval dish with a blue towel

Hand-cut cabbage, thin slices of cucumber, cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta, red onions, and Kalamata olives in a creamy homemade dressing full of fresh cut herbs and garlic similar to a Greek dressing.

Pair this recipe with these low carb lemon chicken kebabs!

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This recipe is based on the Greek salad my Mother used to make when I was a kid. 

While a traditional Greek salad features more of a vinaigrette, this coleslaw has a creamy dressing packed with the same great herbs and flavours.

Creamy Greek coleslaw with tongs

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • Dead simple to make and ready in no time
  • All the flavours of a Greek salad in a low carb coleslaw
  • Cabbage coleslaw makes great leftovers and doesn’t get soggy in the fridge
  • 4.7g net carbs per serving makes this a keto friendly side dish
  • Easy to make in large batches for entertaining, BBQ’s, potlucks, or picnics

What is in a Creamy Greek Coleslaw

The Slaw:

  • Hand Cut/Shredded cabbage
  • Cucumber
  • Red onion
  • Green Pepper
  • Kalamata olives
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Feta cheese

Creamy Greek Dressing:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Sour cream/greek yogurt
  • Lemon Juice
  • Red Wine vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Salt and Pepper
Greek Coleslaw ingredient on an oval dish

What You Need to Know

Below is a deeper dive into the steps and preparation for this recipe. If you want to skip ahead to make this coleslaw now, use the button below to jump straight to the recipe card.

Preparing the Coleslaw mix

This is fairly straightforward, you simply need to clean and slice all the vegetables to your liking.

Hand-cutting the Cabbage

For hand-cut cabbage I find it’s best to remove the loose outer leaves of the cabbage and cut them into thin strips about 1 1/2 to 2 inches [3.5  to 5 cm] wide. Stack the strips top of one another and use a very sharp knife to slice through the stack taking very thin shaving-like slices. 

The inner portion of the cabbage is usually packed tighter and it’s harder to remove the leaves. For this section simply cut away a large chunk of the cabbage, cut into strips and then use your knife to take thin shaving like slices of each strip.

Hand cut cabbage with a knife on a cutting board

Shredding the Cabbage

To avoid having to cut the cabbage by hand you can shred it with a cheese grater or the grating disc on your food processor

This will produce a much finer shred (think grated cheese) on the cabbage similar to what you would find in a deli. 

If you are looking for a decent food processor with a grating disc, I have been using this one for a number of years and I love it!

Store-bought Coleslaw Mix

If you want to avoid shredding or cutting the cabbage altogether, or you are in a hurry, you can buy a bag of coleslaw mix from the store and start there!

Dressing Substitutions

The base of this dressing is mayonnaise and sour cream. Instead of sour cream you can use plain Greek yogurt. 

There are also store-bought creamy Greek salad dressings that can be used when you are in a hurry!

Fresh or Dried Herbs

Whenever possible I choose to use fresh herbs, the flavours are just better. 

You can however use dried herbs for this dressing, be sure to cut the measurements in half as dried herbs are much more potent.

Creamy Greek Style Keto coleslaw on a white plate

Creamy Greek Coleslaw (Low carb)

Creamy Greek coleslaw with tongs
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 165 kcal
Net Carbs 4.7 g
A low carb summer salad with hand-cut cabbage, sliced cucumbers, tomatoes, Kalamata olives, red onion, a crumbled feta cheese in a homemade creamy Greek style dressing. A perfect side dish for BBQs, potlucks, and picnics.

Equipment

  • Knife and Cutting Board
  • food processor or cheese grater optional
  • large salad bowl

Ingredients
  

Coleslaw Mix

  • 5 cups cabbage shredded
  • ½ cup cucumber sliced
  • ½ cup tomato chopped
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • cup Kalamata olives sliced
  • 1 small green pepper chopped
  • cup feta cheese cubed/crumbled

Creamy Greek Dressing

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons oregano chopped
  • 4 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon rosemary chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dill chopped
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Shred the cabbage and slice the vegetables. Using a sharp knife cut the cabbage into strips. Cut across the strips taking thin shaving like slices with the knife. You can also shred the cabbage using a box grater, or the grating disc on a food processor. See recipe post above for further details about hand cutting the cabbage. Slice the cucumber, tomato, red onion, and olives into smaller bite sized pieces.
    5 cups cabbage
  • Combine coleslaw mix. Add the shredded cabbage and sliced vegetables to a large salad bowl and combine well.
    5 cups cabbage, ½ cup cucumber, ½ cup tomato, 1 small red onion, ⅓ cup Kalamata olives, 1 small green pepper, ⅔ cup feta cheese
  • Prepare the dressing. Add the mayonnaise, sour cream, minced garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, oregano, parsley, rosemary, salt and pepper to a small bowl and combine well.
    ½ cup mayonnaise, ¼ cup sour cream, 2 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons oregano, 4 tablespoons parsley, 1 tablespoon rosemary, ½ teaspoon black pepper, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Dress and toss the coleslaw. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw mix and toss to coat.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

For details on how to shred cabbage for coleslaw see the full recipe post above. 
Store bought bagged coleslaw mix and store bought creamy Greek dressing can be used. 
Leftovers: Store leftover sealed in the fridge for use within 3 to 4 days. 
Dried Herbs:  If you are using dried herbs instead of fresh, cut the amount in half and adjust from there. Dried herbs are much more potent than fresh herbs. 

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 6.8gProtein: 3.2gFat: 14.4gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 290mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3.5gVitamin A: 500IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 1.2mgSugar Alcohols: 0.06gNet Carbs: 4.7g
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Creamy Greek style coleslaw on a white plate

What to Serve with Creamy Greek Coleslaw

Serve this coleslaw whenever you need a quick low carb summer side dish. We often enjoy coleslaw alongside grilled meats like bunless burgers, kebabs, souvlaki, or sausage. 

Grilled meat + coleslaw is a super quick low carb meal that tastes like summer!

Try this coleslaw alongside these low carb recipes!

Creamy low carb Greek coleslaw on a serving tray

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