Coleslaw Recipe with a Twist

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colesslaw dressing recipe

A coleslaw recipe I developed to update this classic salad a tad AND make it much healthier by substituting yogurt for half of the mayonnaise normally used.

You will love this coleslaw recipe!

Ingredients – The Vegetables:

1/2 green cabbage, shredded

1/2 purple or red cabbage, shredded (Or any combination of the above)

1 cup carrots, shredded

1/4 cup finely diced green onion

1/4 cup finely diced radishes

1/4 cup finely diced celery

1/4 cup radicchio, shredded

1/8 cup fresh cilantro

Ingredients – The Dressing:

1 cup good quality mayonnaise (or *make your own) such as Hellman’s

1 cup Greek Yogurt (or plain soy yogurt)

1/4 Rice Vinegar, or Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tsp lemon (fresh or bottled)

2 Tab honey (or sugar, please don’t use sugar substitute)

Salt and Pepper to Taste


Prepare the vegetables, then make the sauce in a separate bowl and stir it well before adding it to the vegetable mix. If it’s not creamy enough, add more yogurt or yogurt/mayo mix. Tweak to taste by adjusting sugar, lemon juice, or vinegar.

The dressing for this coleslaw recipe can be made a day or two in advance and left to blend in the refrigerator. If pressed for time, use already shredded vegetables from the grocery store.

*Want to try making your own mayonnaise? Try this recipe from Epicurious.


This recipe’s skill level is +2 or +3, depending on your ability to correctly tweak the dressing.


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