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Healthy Coleslaw

Healthy Coleslaw is a light and healthy coleslaw mixing cabbage, carrots and radishes and tossed in a light dressing and fresh herbs. This is perfect as a side salad or a topping to sandwiches. 

Healthy Coleslaw Up Close


I am excited to be updating an old recipe that appeared on my site when I first started blogging.

This Healthy Coleslaw was from a series I did that featured recipes that my mom shared with me.

For those that know my mom they know that she is an amazing cook and I credit her for instilling a passion for food and cooking in me.

From the time I was little my mom has been whipping up delicious meals and treats in the kitchen for my family. 

This Healthy Coleslaw is my go-to coleslaw recipe that I make at least every other week, especially in the summer.

It actually holds up well as leftovers so I like to make a big batch for quick lunches or to add as a topping to BBQ Pork Sandwiches.

Healthy Coleslaw Side Shot

If you have a food processor this coleslaw is super easy to make. You need a head of cabbage, a couple of carrots and four radishes.

You are going to use your food processor to shred each vegetable.

If you want to take an easy short-cut you can buy a bag of coleslaw mix or you can buy a bag of shredded cabbage and a bag of matchstick carrots.

That will save you time and keep the clean-up to a minimum. You know me, always looking for a time-saver with three little ones running around!

Healthy Coleslaw Above Shot

The dressing on this Healthy Coleslaw is light and super simple.

It mixes white vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, honey, dill seed and celery seed.

In addition, I suggest adding in fresh herbs, like parsley and dill. 

Sometimes I will make a double batch of the dressing because the salad soaks up the dressing if you are making it before a get together.

It is nice to have more dressing on hand to add in when you are ready to serve this.  

Healthy Coleslaw

I am so ready for summer. This salad gets me even more excited for backyard bbqs.

This would be a nice side dish to bring to a picnic or bbq that pairs nicely with grilled meats and veggies.


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Healthy Coleslaw in a blue bowl

Healthy Coleslaw

Healthy Coleslaw

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

A light, healthy coleslaw mixing shredded cabbage, carrots and radishes and tossed with a light, sweet vinaigrette. Perfect for your next picnic, get together or weekly lunches.


For the coleslaw:

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (I used half a large head of cabbage)
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (I used 2 medium carrots) or 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 4 radishes, shredded
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey {or you can use 2 teaspoons sugar}
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl combine the cabbage, carrots and radishes.
  2. In a small mixing bowl whisk together the white vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, honey, dill seeds and celery seeds.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cabbage and stir until the dressing coats the coleslaw. Sprinkle the parsley on the salad.
  4. Serve as a side salad or topping for sandwiches, like BBQ Pork Sandwiches.


You can substitute 1 (16oz) bag coleslaw mix with carrots in it.

If you save this salad for later you may want to make extra dressing in case the salad soaks up the dressing and you feel it needs a bit more.

Sometimes I buy a bag of already shredded cabbage along with a bag of matchstick carrots to make things really easy.

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