Low Carb Coleslaw (Dill Pickle Slaw), is a delicious balance of crunchy and creamy with a surprising ingredient – dill pickles and bacon! So good! Easy to make and the perfect foolproof recipe for your next weeknight dinner, cookout, or BBQ. This is a healthy coleslaw dressing recipe and its low carb, sugar-free, and keto-approved.
Low Carb Coleslaw
A tasty low carb coleslaw that is the right mix of creamy and crunchy, with red and green cabbage, bacon and a surprise ingredient – pickles. This coleslaw recipe is a perfect side dish for your next weeknight dinner, cookout or BBQ! A sugar-free, low carb, and keto coleslaw that is a perfect healthy recipe. #healthyrecipe #vegetables #grilling #bbq #cookout #barbecue #keto #lowcarb #slaw #seekinggoodeats
Dill Pickle Slaw Tastes Amazing
Easy Coleslaw Recipe
This is an easy coleslaw recipe! Yay! While it would definitely be easier to buy a bag of pre-sliced/grated coleslaw it just tastes better to buy a head of cabbage and slice it yourself. I use my food processor so it might be cheating a little, but it is not hard to slice with a knife either. Some might even argue that by the time you have to clean the parts of the food processor you could have just manually sliced your cabbage. Just do what you feel like doing.
Other than slicing the cabbage and dicing the celery and pickles, you are simply mixing up a dressing and pouring it over the top, then seasoning will salt and pepper to taste. All pretty straightforward!
Is Cabbage Good For You?
Yes, cabbage is good for you! It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that are especially good for you. It contains over half your recommended daily allowance of vitamin K and vitamin C and is full of insoluble fiber.
With all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber – cabbage not only helps with digestion but it may even help lower your risk of certain diseases and reduce inflammation.
I love eating cabbage and coming up with ways to make it taste even better, but I am definitely not a doctor nor a cabbage expert. 🙂 For more “official” information on whether cabbage is good for you, here are 2 particularly helpful articles from Healthline.com, Health Benefits of Cabbage and EcoWatch, 9 Reasons You Should Eat Cabbage.
Red Cabbage Slaw – All Dressed Up
This is essentially the red cabbage slaw recipe that I grew up with I removed apples and added pickles and bacon for a crunchy dill twist. While it tastes great as is, you can certainly swap out some ingredients if you want. Make the recipe as listed below, but dress it up with the following:
- Add 1 or 2 grated carrots for more color. It will add a slight amount of carbs but it makes it colorful and pretty! Carrots are also healthy!
- Add 2 tablespoons green onion if you like.
- Add 1 tart apple diced (Granny Smith are my favorite).
- If you don’t like pickles and pickle juice just replace the 1 tablespoon of pickle juice with apple cider vinegar.
- Substitute yellow mustard for dijon mustard (or other favorite mustard).
- If you can’t get enough dill, dice up some fresh dill or add dried to taste.
What Goes Will With Coleslaw?
Always a hit at barbecues or cookouts, just about everything goes well with coleslaw. Food that is grilled or has a smokey flavor seems to work well. Pulled pork, for example. Or, any of the following recipes are great ideas:
Healthy Coleslaw Dressing Recipe
This is a healthy coleslaw dressing recipe, yay! It’s low carb, sugar-free, and keto-approved If you are watching a low-fat diet, you can use a fat-free or lower fat mayonnaise but it does alter the taste a bit. Feel free to play around with ingredients until the taste is to your liking!
With 13.2 grams of fat, 1.3 grams of protein, and 5.6 net carbs, this is a great keto coleslaw recipe option!
Swerve sugar substitute is used instead of sugar in this recipe. There are 4 grams of sugar and it comes from the red cabbage. Red cabbage is sweeter than green cabbage. If this is a concern then feel free to use all green cabbage instead. It will still be tasty!
Want more low carb and easy keto grilling recipes? Check out Quick and Easy Low Carb and Keto Grilling Recipes, (HERE)
Keto Coleslaw (Low Carb) Ingredients
Here are the ingredients that you will need:
- Red cabbage
- Green cabbage
- Dill pickles
- Apple cider vinegar
- Swerve sugar substitute
- Dill pickle juice
- Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper
How To Make This Easy Coleslaw Recipe
This low carb coleslaw is definitely not hard to make! Here’s how you do it:
Cook and crumble your bacon. Thinly slice cabbage or use a food processor. Dice celery and dill pickles.
Put cabbage, celery, pickles, and bacon into a large bowl.
Make Coleslaw Dressing
In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, Swerve, cider vinegar, pickle juice, and dijon mustard.
Toss All Ingredients
Pour dressing over coleslaw salad and toss until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Tip: Don’t add salt or pepper until you mix all ingredients together. Bacon, mayonnaise, and pickles can all have varying amounts of salt so you’ll need to adjust the salt and pepper accordingly. In fact, wait until you get ready to serve to taste it. The flavors blend after a while. Most of the time I never add salt.
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- 8 to 10 oz red cabbage, thinly sliced
- 8 to 10 oz green cabbage, thinly sliced
- 6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 small pickles, chopped (approx. 1/3 cup)
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon Swerve sugar substitute
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon pickle juice
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook and crumble bacon
- In a large bowl add cabbage, celery, and pickles.
- Whisk mayonnaise, Swerve, cider vinegar, pickle juice, mustard together in a small bowl.
- Add dressing to coleslaw salad. Add bacon. Toss all ingredients until well incorporated.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour up to 8 hours.
- Season with salt and pepper (if needed).
For a creamier coleslaw, refrigerate longer or add 1/4 cup more mayonnaise. For crisper coleslaw refrigerate less time.
Do not add salt or pepper until all ingredients are tossed together. Bacon, mayonnaise, and pickle juice all have varying amounts salt and seasoning. Adjust salt and pepper accordingly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 147 Total Fat: 13.1g Cholesterol: 11.5mg Sodium: 259mg Carbohydrates: 7.2g Net Carbohydrates: 5.6g Fiber: 1.6g Sugar: 4g Protein: 1.3g